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Health Topic:   Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic
Guidance:   Diabetes - insulin pump therapy
Description:   The summary of the published technology appraisal on Diabetes - insulin pump therapy . It links to the published guidance and key documents.

NICE implementation uptake reports

Implementation uptake report Assessment Published Date Coverage

External literature

External literature Assessment Coverage

The NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care (2010) Insulin Pump Audit-Findings for England

Description: The audit has identified 1812 children (defined as less than 18 years old) and 3855 adults aged 18 years or older currently using an insulin pump. There was considerable variation between provider units for the number of patients reported to be using insulin pumps. Of those participatring in the audit 42% have less than 20 patients on insulin pumps, 31% between 20 and 39 and 16% of units were providing pump services for more than 60 patients.

Doubts about or mixed impact in practice National

Diabetes UK (2013) The United Kingdom Insulin Pump Audit - Service Level Data

Description: This is the first national audit of CSII (continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion) therapy. Data is presented from the service level audit carried out Jun-Sep 2012, submitted by 178/183 adult and 166/176 paediatric sites providing insulin pump therapy services in the UK. Results show that 40% of adult centres have access to a structured CSII education programme, whilst 30% run programmes that meet NICE guidelines; 51% paediatric centres have access to or run a structured education programme.

Doubts about or mixed impact in practice National

The Medical Technology Group / INPUT (2010) Pump Action - A Review of Insulin Pump Uptake and NICE Guidance in English PCTs

Description: This report presents findings from a survey by The Medical Technology Group, INPUT and Adrian Sanders MP (Chair of the All Party Group on Diabetes) to determine levels of insulin pump provision. FOI requests were sent out between January and May 2010. Responses were received from 133/152 of PCTs. Responses showed the average rate of insulin pump provision for people with type 1 diabetes was 3.9%; and only two PCTs suggested provision of insulin pumps in line with the NICE benchmark of 12%.

Practice appears not to be in line with guidance National

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