Some weeks back you may remember I posted about the postponement, indefinitely, of the publication of the Health Service's Model of Care Document for children and teenagers with Type 1 diabetes. It’s kind of like the Irish version of the NICE guidelines being used in the UK. And while there is no real news just yet, there is progress on its publication.
This is an excerpt from the attached letter I received. "As you can appreciate any model of care or other documents which come from the national clinical programmes must go through a process of public consultation, clinical advisory group sign off and the HSE senior management sign off prior to launch and implementation."
This consultation process is still taking place but the HSE are working towards a launch date of mid December.
I would personally like to thank the two Clare TD's, Timmy Dooley & Joe Carey, who emailed me with updates on this issue. In particular, Deputy Timmy Dooley who even emailed me almost every week, even when there was no news. But his emails reassured me that he was still working on it.
I have also been led to believe that TD's all around the country received similar letters from their constituents. If that's you; I sincerely thank you for taking the time to do that. I know it's not easy to find the time to do something like that. And you will probably have received the response below from your letters to TD's.
So, even though we are not there yet, you are all helping to make progress.