Upcoming YDEF Courses

Date

Course

Details

20-21st November 2014

YDEF Wales

The Annual YDEF Wales meeting.

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!

Winter 2014/2015

Kings Fund Management Course

Thanks to all that have enquired, we're organising this course at the moment and will update the website as soon as we have fixed a date

10th March 2015, ExCel, London

The YDEF Annual Day

This is our flagship FREE eductational 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

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.

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!

SfE Clinical Update 2014

The ever popular Society for Endocrinology Clinical Update course returns for its 2014 outing.

Covering all main areas of the specialty curriculum, this course is highly recommended for those considering the Specialty Certificate Exam but also to any registrar or consultant wanting to update their knowledge.

The programme is organised in recurrent three-year cycles, with the 2014 course the 2nd of the cycle, ensuring that trainees and newly qualified consultants can start their attendance in any given year and are able to cover all topics within three years.  The training programme is structured through lectures and interactive small-group workshops that focus on discussing best clinical practice based on day-to-day case scenarios. This structure creates an excellent atmosphere that provides an effective forum for networking with peers and established endocrinologists.

Course date: 3rd-5th November 2014 at Manchester, UK

Deadline for reduced early bird rate: 1st October 2014

Deadline for submitting cases: 14th September 2014

For more details click here

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.

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.

Consultant post at St John's Hospital, Livingston

Applications are welcome for a new post for a General Physician with an interest in Diabetes and Endocrinology. This Permanent Full-time 40 hours per week post based at St John's Hospital Livingston. Roles will include acute take, inpatient medical care, diabetes and endo outpatients with community and diabetes foot service roles.

More detailed departmental and specialty information can be found at the NHS Jobs Scotland website here.
Closing Date: 6th of August 2014
Interview Date: 26th of August 2014

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.

Quality in Care Diabetes programme

The Quality in Care (QiC) Programmes recognise, reward and share good practice and collaboration between the NHS, patient groups and the industry in specific therapy areas.

This year, for the first time, you can vote for your Outstanding Educator in Diabetes AND People’s Award as part of the Quality in Care Diabetes programme 2014. Be sure to see if your trust is in the shortlist of finalists!

See the finalists here

Vote here

Voting deadline: Friday 12th September 2014

Society for Endocrinology Career Development Workshops

Excel in your research career!

Are you an early career basic or clinical research PhD or postdoctoral scientist looking to become an independent researcher? If so, you may be eligible to apply for 1 of 25 exclusive places at the annual Society for Endocrinology Career Development Workshops in 2014.

Where: Eastwood Park, Gloucestershire

When: 17-19 October 2014

To register: click here

UK Congress on Obesity

The official congress of the UK Association for the Study of Obesity (UKCO) will be brought to you in September 2014 at the University of Birmingham. A call for abstracts and parallel symposia suggestions is now open.  For further information and registrations please visit the ASO website: www.aso.org.uk/conferences/aso-uk-congress-on-obesity-2014/.  The programme is here.

Consultant post at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant in Endocrinology to join a team of eight Consultants, in the Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism based at Hull Royal Infirmary.

This post is for pure clinical endocrinology. There is no expectation for the successful applicant to undertake outpatient Diabetes.

More detailed information can be found at the BMJ careers website and can be applied for via the NHS jobs website.

Closing date: 5th August 2014
Interview date: 11th September 2014

BSPED 2014

The British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes is holding its 42nd meeting on the 12-14th November 2014 at the Guildhall, Winchester. You can submit your abstract online at www.bsped.org.uk/meetings/BSPED2014/abstracts.aspx; deadline is the 15th July.

Registration and programme details can be found via the Society's website: www.bsped.org.uk/meetings/BSPED2014

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

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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