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The National Audit Office has published 'The management of adult diabetes services in the NHS'. This report examines whether the NHS in England is providing recommended standards of care to people with diabetes. It finds that, despite some improvements since 2006-07, there is poor performance against expected levels of care, low achievement of treatment standards and high numbers of avoidable deaths, and concludes that diabetes services in England are not delivering value for money.
BBC news report: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18165095
NAO press release: http://www.nao.org.uk/publications/press_notice_home/1213/121321.aspx