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Bexley X-PERT Team Shortlisted for Awards

Please see below the official press release from the chief executive of X-PERT Health.

Issued by: Dr Trudi Deakin, Chief Executive, X-PERT Health E: trudi.deakin@xperthealth.org.uk

Bexley diabetes patients see health boost

People living with diabetes in Bexley have seen huge health improvements after attending group education sessions to help manage their condition.

Bexley Health Ltd has been shortlisted to receive an award by charity X-PERT Health after the results for its patients attending diabetes education sessions in 2012 and 2013 showed impressive results. There are six categories for the awards: number of patients referred; attendance; satisfaction and empowerment; greatest improvement in diabetes control, weight management and cardiovascular risk factors.

X-PERT Health trains healthcare professionals to deliver its group education programmes to people with diabetes, enabling them to self-manage their condition.

The Awards Ceremony will be held on Tuesday 1st April 2014 @ 5.30pm at the Park Grand London Kensington Hotel, 33/37 Hogarth Rd London SW5 0QQ and the awards will presented by Dr Stephen Lawrence, Clinical Lead and Medical Advisor in Primary Care for the Royal College of General Practitioners and Diabetes UK.

"Organisations like Bexley Health Ltd are making a real difference to the lives of so many people with diabetes – well done for carrying the banner and providing the evidence we need to keep pushing diabetes education to the top of the agenda."

The X-PERT Prevention, X-PERT Diabetes and X-PERT Insulin structured education programmes have been shown to significantly improve health and wellbeing with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and in those at risk of developing the condition.

For more information about X-PERT Health, visit www.xperthealth.org.uk

Published Wednesday 26th March 2014
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