MyWay Diabetes Somerset

MyWay Diabetes is a multi-award winning, data-driven online diabetes self-management platform, available across Somerset, with the potential to revolutionise the way that people with diabetes care for themselves and improve the care provided by clinicians. MyWay Diabetes is designed, developed and overseen by NHS clinicians.

There are 30,000 people diagnosed with diabetes in Somerset and an estimated further 10,000 people living with the condition but, as yet, not aware of it. Evaluation of the platform in Scotland has shown better self-management skills in people with diabetes using the site, improved biomedical outcomes and health economic benefits.

This project is endorsed by the following NHS Foundation Trusts: Yeovil District Hospital, Taunton and Somerset and the Somerset Partnership, as follows:

We endorse and support the use of MyWay Diabetes and encourage anyone with diabetes or an interest in diabetes to utilise the site.  Healthcare teams in the area will be strongly encouraged to promote this to patients.”

Useful Resources

Healthcare Professional Patient Comms Pack

Contains resources for promoting MyWay Diabetes to patients. Including a step-by-step registration guide, eLearning course guide, introductory template letter to patients and leaflet for MyWay Diabetes.

Patient Comms Pack

Internal Healthcare Professional Resources

This includes a Healthcare Professional (HCP) guide to the eLearning courses, presentation on MyWay Diabetes, sample text for patient SMS about the platform and leaflet for MyWay Diabetes.

Internal HCP Pack

Video Resources

Promotional films for both MyWay Diabetes Somerset. These can be used on social media, newsletters or on GP practice websites to promote the MyWay Diabetes platform.

MyWay Diabetes promo video links that you can use to embed in websites etc:

Enabling Records Access/Information Governance

Instructions on how to enable records access in EMIS, GPSoc Approval Certificate to demonstrate Information Governance compliance and instructions for running queries within EMIS, to identify diabetes patients and the status of their data access permissions within EMIS.

IG & EMIS instructions