Upcoming YDEF Courses

Date

Course

Details

15-19th December 2014, Warwick

Kings Fund Management Course

Registration has been and gone - we were oversubscribed and have to shortlist attendees

29th (evening) and 30 January 2015

Clinical Research for Clinicians

Practical tips for NHS consultants and SpRs to get involved in clinical research. Register your interest now!

10th March 2015, ExCel, London

The YDEF Annual Day

This is our flagship FREE educational and networking event that is held the day before the Diabetes UK conference.

June 15th 2015, RSM, London

YDEF Lipids for medics

This is going to be a joint meeting with the Royal Society. Registration is likely to open early in the new year

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 close at 23:59 on Sunday 25th January 2015 

Innovators in Diabetes (IDia)

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 26 January 2015.

Trainee Survey Results Published

YDEF are pleased to report that former committee member Paul Grant's paper on the YDEF Training Survey 2014 has been published in the British Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease.

Diabetes UK: Living with Diabetes Days

Diabetes UK are launching an exciting national programme of Living with Diabetes Days, and want YOU to get involved and help.

Monogenic Diabetes Symposium

Have you diagnosed a case of MODY? Would you know what clues to look out for? Have you seen a case of MODY? Were you confident in managing their care? The world-leading centre on the management of MODY and other monogenic diabetes is holding a two day symposium at the University of Exeter Medical School on Wednesday 11th – Thursday 12th February 2015. For more details, click here. To register, click here.

National Diabetes Audit 2013 results

The detailed data for the National Diabetes Audit 2013 have just been published. As a reminder you can read the report or see the presentation that were released just before the 2014 Diabetes UK conference here.

 

 

National DKA audit

Ketan Dhatariya, the lead author of the latest version of the JBDS DKA guideline is keen to get SpRs involved in the National DKA audit. This is something that is going to be published as a snapshot of how DKA is being managed in the UK.

You can read more about the DKA audit and what is involved below - or on this invitation letter: http://www.diabetologists-abcd.org.uk/DKA_Audit/DKA_audit_invite_letter.pdf

The forms for the audit are here (Insitutional data collection Form 1) and here (Patient data collection Form 2). These two hard copies - you should have received electronic copies via email. If not email Ketan Dhatariya.

Clinical Endocrinology On-Line Modules have now launched

We are pleased to announce that the new educational initiative for higher specialist trainees in Endocrinology has now been launched. The team behind the SfE journal Clinical Endocrinology and Wiley Health have created some clever on-line content which can be accessed here.

The first three modules cover, Phaeo crisis, oligomenorrhoea and giant prolactinomas.

Hypos in Type 1 survey

Hypoglycaemia in patients with type 1 diabetes: an anonymised survey for clinicians looking after patients with diabetes.

This is an anonymous survey that takes 10 minutes to complete. It is designed for consultants and registrars involved in diabetes clinics in UK.

ABCD National Diabetes Consultant Mentorship Programme (NDCMP): New Mentee Workshop available

We believe the ABCD National Diabetes Consultant Mentorship Programme  (NDCMP) will be of interest and of value to you.

The NDCMP is a national initiative providing mentorship for newly-appointed consultants in diabetes and endocrinology. The purpose of the NDCMP is to support the development of consultants in diabetes and endocrinology for the future benefit of themselves and, thereby, our speciality and our patients.

Ipswich Research Fellow Post with Gerry Rayman

Are you interested in clinical research in diabetes that makes a difference to patient care?

Do you wish to work in a productive and happy diabetes research unit?  If so, then read on for details of an interesting and exciting post!

Clinical Research for Clinicians: OCDEM - YDEF Emerging Experts Course

Here is a course designed to provide practical tips for NHS consultants (and SpRs) to get involved in clinical research. Our aim is to cut through all the jargon and give you a solid grounding on what you need to establish yourself as a successful principal investigator for collaborative studies.

iDKA

iDKA the app to help you manage diabetic ketoacidosis.

iOS app. Android app.

It is quite clever and allows you to choose the time you are treating, what the level of glucose or ketones or potasium is - to specify what you need to do then. Although, they are derived from the Univeristy Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust guidelines, they are basically adapted from the Joint British Diabetes Socieities guidelines. Download it a give it a try.

 

ABCD Nationwide Exenatide QW audit

ABCD is pleased to announce the launch of the ABCD nationwide exenatide QW audit and would like to invite you to take part.

This is a great opportunity for registrars as not only will you be involved in a nationwide audit but as a contributor you will be listed on all abstracts, publications etc.

For more information and to join the audit see:
http://www.diabetologists-abcd.org.uk/n3/ExenatideQW_Audit.htm

Healthcare Professional Volunteering

Volunteering at a children's or young person Diabetes UK camps is one of the most rewarding things you can do as a SpR in Diabetes and Endocrinology. These events offer an invaluable, all expenses paid opportunity to gain experience of diabetes outside a clinical setting.

You can find out more information at  www.diabetes.org.uk/How_we_help/Care-events/Healthcare-professional-volunteering/

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

 

NHSCB

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 

CCGs

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

 

COF

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

Fairshare

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

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

VBP

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

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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