Since its inception in 2004, the Primary Care Diabetes Society (PCDS) has sought to improve the lives of those living with diabetes, by empowering healthcare professionals working in primary care through providing them with a range of educational opportunities.
The current committee met recently for an externally facilitated workshop to plan enhancements to the work of the committee going forward. As part of the discussions it was decided to redevelop the Society’s mission statement and overall purpose.
This new mission statement, which draws on the best aspects of the existing statement, is presented below, and the Society’s current committee undertakes to fulfil the statement at every opportunity.
PCDS: New mission statement
The PCDS supports every primary care health professional to deliver high-quality, clinically effective care in order to improve the lives of people with diabetes.
Society members will benefit from access to:
- High-quality education tailored to their individual needs.
- Up-to-date, evidence-based information to enhance their care delivery.
- Networking with other professionals at local, national and international events, as well as on the web.
- The Diabetes & Primary Care journal, as well as a variety of tailored online resources.
- Audit and research projects designed to improve outcomes for people living with diabetes.
Together as a Society we will:
- Share best practice in delivering quality diabetes care.
- Be a unique voice for all professionals working in primary care intent on improving standards of diabetes care.
- Show leadership at local, national and international level, collaborating with all organisations involved in promoting high-quality diabetes care across the UK and Ireland.
- Promote and participate in high-quality research and audit.
Finally, the PCDS is:
“Proud to lead in the delivery of quality diabetes services in primary care.”