"Drive-Through" scheme - monitoring patients while adhering to Governmental social distancing guidance
The Isle of Wight NHS Trust Paediatric Diabetes team continue to roll out an innovative approach to supporting patients during the coronavirus pandemic.
They invite the Child or Young Person to a drive- through assessment which should take no longer than five minutes. They come in on every half an hour for a day so no two get to meet in the outpatient department.
The team measure the weight, height and do a finger-prick for the HBA1c test and they then go home. The rest of the clinic is then done from the comfort of their home via the NHS Attend Anywhere platform.