Who is delivering the Diabetes Digital Coach?

The Diabetes Digital Coach test bed project is led by the West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), which is one of 15 AHSNs across England, established by NHS England to spread innovation at pace and scale. Find out more here.

Diabetes Digital Coach is being delivered by a unique consortium of 10 organisations, who are overseeing the platform development, project evaluation and the provision of the various digital self-management tools. There are 10 organisations in the Diabetes Digital Coach consortium:


The wider partnership


National charity, Diabetes UK acts as an advisor to the project and will play an important role in successful engagement with people with diabetes.

The wider partnership also includes the regional health service community in the West of England, including seven Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), six acute trusts, six community health service providers, and two mental health trusts.

Who is supporting the test bed project?

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Diabetes Digital Coach is one of seven test beds announced by NHS England in January 2016. Five of these test bed programmes are funded direct by NHS England.

The remaining two are ‘IoT’ or internet of things test beds, which are funded by the Department of Health through Innovate UK. Diabetes Digital Coach is one of these IoT test beds.

The IoT test beds are part of IoTUK, an integrated £40 million, three-year Government programme that seeks to advance the UK’s global leadership in IoT and increase the adoption of high quality IoT technologies and services throughout businesses and the public sector.

The consortium members are all significantly invested in the Diabetes Digital Coach test bed, and between them are contributing 22% of the total project funding.