NEWS that NHS bosses have moved to improve diabetes care, partly in response to a patient death, shows the importance of good care for health problems that may not be the main reason for a patient’s admission.

Often issues like heart attacks and strokes can be complicated by other underlying health problems and it is vital there are strong processes in place to give patients the best possible care.

We are, however, concerned at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust’s refusal to provide any more information about the patient death. While we understand the right to patient confidentiality, information about lessons learned would help reassure patients, thousands of whom have or will develop diabetes.