Young people living with diabetes usually have their medical care delivered in 1-to-1 appointments with health professionals. Living with diabetes while making the transition to adulthood can be a challenging one, and people sharing this experience may be able to learn from and support each other.
This project tested a ‘group clinic’ model for young people with diabetes in Newham, to see if working together could better support them to improve their health and live with the condition.
The Together study worked closely with young adults themselves to co-design the group clinics care model, along with practitioners, youth workers and organisations such as Diabetes UK. Young adults were invited to join the group clinics and their experiences were studied closely to see if this care model might offer advantages.
The Together study was a joint project involving Queen Mary University of London, Barts Health NHS Trust, AYPH, University College London and the University of Oxford. The study was funded by the National Institute for Health Research. A briefing paper summarising the project was published in April 2020, and further publications are in the pipeline.
As more publications become available we will be making them available on this site.