Patients in Gloucestershire will be among the first to benefit from a new initiative to modernise how the NHS delivers care.

The CCG is part of an innovative project which will allow people with diabetes to try out self-management technologies, such as wearable sensors, to help them manage their condition.

It is called the Diabetes Digital Coach test bed project, and is one of seven national schemes the NHS is exploring, using technology to address complex health issues. Locally, the CCG is working with the West of England Academic Health Science Network and the healthcare community.

The initiative will support people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes to self-manage their condition and seek the right kind of help when they need it.

The CCG played a key role in developing the regional bid, with Accountable Officer Mary Hutton being the programme’s Executive Sponsor.