5. Next Steps
49. This Improvement Plan sets out our continued ambition to deliver world-leading health and social care which is person-centred, clinically effective and safe. Although much progress has been made, we must always seek to increase the pace and scale of improvement.
50. The Plan identifies key priorities and sets out why these issues are important. It identifies a range of actions which, if delivered, will contribute towards improvement. It is intended to be an enabling and empowering document and not simply a collection of new targets. It sets out aims and ideas which will continue to evolve and develop. The document's purpose is to support the delivery of continuous improvement, to encourage people to test and try new approaches, and to help to spread and sustain what works.
51. Whilst it is true that not everything that matters can be measured, it is also true that progress is rarely made without some measures of progress. The Plan therefore sets out how diabetes care - and the impact of the Improvement Plan - will be measured and reported.
52. All those with a vested interest in the delivery of diabetes services, across all levels and roles, including, of course, those living with their diabetes, have an important part to play in this improvement work. It is by working together, learning together and sharing that we will deliver improvements.
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