Letter for Black African, Caribbean and Black British ethnicities, who have a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.

365 Wilbraham Road
Whalley Range
M16 8NG Telephone: 0161 860 4400


Dear Patient,

West Central Manchester Primary Care Network in partnership with Manchester Local Care Organisation (MLCO) and the Caribbean & African Health Network (CAHN) are conducting a number of focus groups to identify the experiences of people living with Type 2 diabetes in accessing Primary Care diabetic appointments, with a view to improving and addressing inequalities in service provision.

We would like to invite you to participate in this project because as someone living with Type 2 Diabetes your experiences are extremely valuable, and your contribution will help to inform future practice and shape how local health services gather feedback from patients.

The focus groups for adult patients living with Type 2 diabetes will take place on:

Thursday 16 February from 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Friday 17 February from 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Sessions will be delivered by the Caribbean and African Health Network (CAHN) and venue information will shared when expressions of interest have been received.

Should you have any queries about this project you can contact Dawn Harris, Health Development Coordinator on dawn.harris@mft.nhs.uk, or the focus group lead Charles Kwaku-Odoi, Chief Officer of the Caribbean & African Health Network on health@cahn.org.uk who will be happy to answer any further questions you may have.
If you wish to participate in the project, please express your interest by calling / texting 07853 984 563. Your formal consent will be sought prior to participation in any focus group conversations.