The CCG regards diabetes as an important priority and over the last 12 months a significant piece of work has been undertaken to redesign and improve the diabetic care pathway for patients. Structured patient education has been identified as one of the key areas for review. Currently all patients with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes are offered a referral to an education session. The referral is made by the patient’s GP or Practice Nurse. Sessions are undertaken by a Diabetes Specialist Dietician and are either group sessions or one-to-one appointments.