Developing a Diabetes Service: using the diabetes commissioning toolkit provides a systematic approach for everyone involved in diabetes networks on how to use the diabetes commissioning toolkit. It aims to bridge the gap between national policy and local services to commission effective diabetes services.

The second document is a supplement to the National Diabetes Support Team's popular Beyond Boundaries Network Guide. Workforce Planning and Design offers step-by-step guidance for diabetes networks on workforce development. It follows the same stages as Developing a Diabetes Service, with specific details about workforce needs. It also has sections on workforce strategy, implementation, evaluation and performance review.

Both documents highlight the need for integrated and systematic working for the health of people with diabetes inEngland.

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