Upcoming YDEF Courses








YDEF-Lilly EASD scholarship 2018

The YDEF-Lilly scholarship is in it's 5th year! This extremely popular initiative provides sponsorship for UK Diabetes and Endocrinology specialist trainees to attend the EASD.

This year EASD is in Berlin from 1st - 5th October 2018 www.easd.org. Thanks to Lilly we have up to 20 scholarships of £1000 for UK SpRs to attend this great international meeting. Click here to apply.

We at the YDEF will anonymously choose the top applicants based on a written submission. Successful SpR's will be able to claim £1000 for expenses and travel to Berlin. Deadline 13th JULY, good luck!

ABC of D&E Course *Updated*



ABC of D&E course open for registration!   *closing soon*

Following requests by our members and suggestions to start a specific course for newly starting registrars, we are please to announce the ABC of D&E course is open for registration.

Date: 28th and 29th June 2018

Where: Birmingham Hilton Meteropole NEC, B40 1PP

This course is open to ST3 and ST4 trainees and includes one night's accommodation, lunch on both days and an evening meal on the first night.

Programme available here 

**last few places left**

Click here to register

How to get there: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/united-kingdom/hilton-birmingham-metropole-BHXMETW/index.html

Please note that the course runs till 1800 hrs on Friday 29th June 2018.

Meet / Start time: 0930-1000 AM; Thursday 28th June 2018 

Royal College of Physicians CPD accreditation has been applied for

Wessex Lilly SCE Revision Course - Free

Wessex deanery are running a FREE two day SCE revision course in Basingstoke on the 21st & 22nd April. The topics covered will be neuroendocrine cases, thyroid, bone, adrenal and reproductive endocrinology, growth hormone replacement, diabetes in pregnancy and diabetes complications.


 More details in the programme.

Register using this form.

North Europe Young Diabetologists (NEYD) 23rd-25th May 2018 - applications open!

Welcome to the home page of the North Europe Young Diabetologists (NEYD) meeting

 What is NEYD?

NEYD is a fantastic, meeting that provides an opportunity for young diabetes researchers (like yourself!) to present their research (including research in progress) to peers from other North European countries. You can submit your abstract here. This year the meeting is going to be held near Amsterdam in Holland. Thanks to sponsorship from Boeringher-Ingelheim it is FREE for UK attendees.

Consultant post at Warwick

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is seeking an enthusiastic Diabetes and Endocrinology Consultant to join the existing team to continue provision of specialist services and expand departmental undergraduate teaching commitments including for Buckingham medical school intake.

More details here

Closing date: 5th February 2018

Interview date: 6th March 2018

YDEF Annual Day 13th March 2018

YDEF Annual Day brings over a hundred specialist registrars and young consultants from across the UK on the eve of Diabetes UK Annual Processional Conference to attend an excellent, free day of lectures and workshops. This years YDEF Day is at Excel, London 13th March 2018


*UPDATED programme here*

Full details below

MRCP Speciality Certificate Examination Study Days – Diabetes and Endocrine- *FREE*

MRCP Specialty Certificate Examination Study Days – Diabetes and Endocrine- *FREE*


We would like to invite you to a two day educational programme on the 3rd & 4th February 2018 which will be held at the Hilton Manchester Airport, Outwood Lane, Manchester, M90 4WP

The highly interactive programme will be chaired by Dr Moulinath Banerjee, Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology, who is the Course Director, developed the programme and has written the examination. The topics covered will be, Neuroendocrine case presentations, Adrenal and Reproductive Endocrinology, Hot Topics in Diabetes and Calcium and Bone metabolic disorders, Lipid and Obesity The speakers who are all Consultants in Diabetes & Endocrinology, are listed separately with this invitation. 

Eli Lilly and Company Limited support of this event is driven by our commitment to provide and support quality educational events to help deliver better patient outcomes and improve the lives of patients around the world.

If you would like to attend this meeting, please

Register here

Download  agenda here

Idia - Innovators in Diabetes 2018

Are you an early career researcher with an interest in diabetes? Do you have the potential to develop into a leader in the field?

The exciting Innovator in Diabetes (IDia) programme is your chance to expand your knowledge, gain new skills and network with other like-minded researchers. The IDia programme is now open for applications until Monday 22nd January 2018.

Click here for website

Consultant posts in Norfolk

Locum consultant and full time substantive consultant posts available at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

ocum consultant post 6 months, 10PA

Applications are invited for  LOCUM consultant post in the specialty for 6 months. This is a full time 10 PA locum post and you will join a team of 9 Consultant colleagues and a full MDT.

Application deadline: 18/04/2018                                 Information and application here


Full time substantive consultant post 10PA

This new post is underpinned by the recent development of and investment in a major inpatient diabetes business case. The successful candidate will lead the multidisciplinary in patient diabetes specialist team comprising other consultant colleagues, 4 DISNs and other PAMs to provide structured specialist input to the highest risk cohort of this population. The successful candidate will be encouraged and supported to develop this model into a national exemplar service. There will be ample opportunity for health service research, health economic research and audit outputs to be published and / or presented nationally and internationally. The successful candidate will also contribute to the diabetes foot service, general medical oncall rota and will be encouraged to develop or contribute to other specialist diabetes and endocrine clinical services.

Application deadline: 25/05/2018                                Information and application here



YDEF Insulin Pump Course Wednesday 6th - Friday 8th June 2018



The YDEF's ever popular Insulin Pump Course is set to run again in 2018 with fantastic content delivered by internationally recognised speakers.                                          

Learn all you need to be confident and knowledgeable about selecting patients, setting up and using pumps, as well as the principles relating to their ongoing management such as carbohydrate counting.

Middlesbrough Insulin Infusion Pump Course – 12th & 13th April 2018

Dear Colleague

We would like to invite you to

Insulin Infusion Pump Course – 12th & 13th April 2018

South Tees LRI, The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough

An essential two-day programme for all medical staff working with patients using Insulin Infusion Pumps

The course offers the opportunity of a ‘practical hands on approach’ to using Insulin Infusion Pumps and includes a conference dinner which will form part of the learning about estimation of carbohydrate intake, all delegates are encourage to attend and this is included in the delegate fee. Delegates will also have the opportunity to talk to patient users of insulin infusion pumps. 

Delegates can apply online here

or complete and return the attached application form.

If you need any further information please don’t hesitate to contact following. 

Nicola Robinson

Tel External : 01642 282534

Please visit our website www.conferencessouthtees.co.uk for information on events and to apply online.

SCE Study Day Wales

Specialty Certificate Exam Study Day


When: Saturday 10th March

Where: Village Hotel, Cardiff

Cost: Free

Details here


The study day will provide the specialist registrars with an intense and interactive teaching session to act as an ideal aid for their preparation for SCE exam.  There will be mock MCQ questions in each session to provide the candidates with a flavour of the topics expected to be tested in SCE exam.

YDEF committee members needed

Do you hold a National Training Number and have at least 2 years before CCT completion? Do you love our specialty? Are you interested in improving education and communication amongst specialist trainees?

We are looking for dynamic, enthusiastic people to join the YDEF committee and help develop YDEF even more!

Applications here


Manchester SCE Revision : 23rd-24th March 2018

Manchester University Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) in Endocrinology and Diabetes Training Course 23rd – 24th of March 2018

This is a two day intensive Endocrine and Diabetes SCE exam course delivered by expert consultants specialised in the field they cover. 14 sessions aiming at covering the curriculum. More than 400 new questions will be discussed. Mock exam will be on day 2 of the course.

Dates: 23rd – 24th of March 2018

Venue: Seminar Room A and B, 5th Floor, St Mary's Hospital, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, M13 9WL

Programme here      Register here

Two Consultant Endocrinologists posts in Dudley

Consultant Endocrinologist and Acute Medicine × 2; Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


NHS job reference: Job Reference: 253-A-17-35537




We are looking for 2 enthusiastic future colleagues to join our endocrine firm of 5 consultants, to meet increasing outpatient demand and support development of new services. There is a 50% commitment to acute medicine where you will be also joining an expanding team of multi-disciplinary consultants. 

For more information, contact Dr Terence Pang, Medical Service Head Diabetes/Endocrinology; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel 01384 244511 

Click here for details



YDEF NHS Reforms Guide All you wanted to know about 'management stuff' but were afraid to ask!



The NHS Commissioning Board (NHSCB) is an independent national organisation that will be responsible for ensuring the NHS delivers better outcomes for patients from April 2013. Read more here 


Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are clusters of GP practices that will be responsible for commissioning the majority of healthcare in England from April 2013. Read more here



The Commissioning Outcomes Framework (COF) will assess the quality of the services commissioned by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). Read more here 


The ‘Fair Shares’ funding formula is designed to take into account information on population when assessing the overall needs of each CCG area. Read more here


Healthwatch England, the new national independent consumer champion for health and social care in England, has been officially launched. Read more here


Value Based Pricing will incorporate a broader assessment of the value of a medicine, known as value based pricing, for new medicines (new active substances) Read more here


QIPP – Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention seeks to find £20billion efficiency savings by 2014-15, which will be reinvested in frontline care. Read more here



NHS England

NHS England (formerly known as the NHS Commissioning Board) is an independent national organisation responsible for the day-to-day running of the NHS. Read more here.

NHS Mandate

‘The Mandate’ is a document setting out the Government’s overall objectives for the NHS. Read more here.


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