The role of nurse specialists in the delivery of integrated diabetes care: a cross-sectional survey of diabetes nurse specialist services.

Authors: Riordan F., McHugh S.M., Murphy K., Barrett J. & Kearney P.M.

Source: BMJ Open. 2017 Aug 11;7(8):e015049. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015049.

International evidence suggests the diabetes nurse specialist (DNS) has a key role in supporting integrated management of diabetes. We examine whether hospital and community DNS currently support the integration of care, examine regional variation in aspects of the service relevant to the delivery of integrated care and identify barriers to service delivery and areas for improvement.


A cross-sectional survey of hospital and community-based DNS in Ireland.

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