Following the latest strike action on Thursday 11th February 2016, Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State announced his decision to impose the new junior doctors contract in England.
YDEF are disappointed and dismayed by this imposition. We stand with the BMA (and our members) in objecting to such methods and the proposed contract.
The coming few weeks and months will be crucial to the future of the NHS and our profession. We continue to urge our members to keep up to date with events. Please take some time to read the latest developments below.
Industrial action planned for 10th February 2016.
As talks between NHS England, DoH and BMA via ACAS failed to progress, planned industrial action is to take place.
However, instead of full walkout, the strike will be for 24hrs (8am Wednesday 10th Feb to 8am Thursday 11th) and be for non-emergency care only.
A great job is coming up at Brighton University Hospitals Trust. This is a replacement post at the Royal Sussex County Hospital - the tertiary centre on the South East Coast. The job is predominantly endocrine with diabetes and general medicine components - the job is flexible dependant on the interests and ability of the successful candidate..
Further information is available via the NHS jobs web site
The Novo Nordisk UK Research Foundation was established in 1996 and is a charity to support reseach in diabetes.Funding is available for clinicians (including nurses and allied healthcare professionals) working in adult services, general practice and paediatrics.
Applications are now open for the 2016 fellowships and awards.
The British Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease, the journal of the ABCD are looking for a registrar to join their editorial board. This is an excellent opportunity for trainees to expand their horizons and contribute to developing this journal.
BJDVD are looking for a member to get involved with various publishing aspects, The post is ideally suited to a higher specialist trainee with experience in editing, reviewing, publishing and research and who are keen and enthusiastic!
Recently, the young adult and adolescent specialist interest group, including YDEF's own Kelly Cheer conducted a study assessing training needs of both endocrine and paediatric trainees in diabetes and endocrinology. The results of this are published in the British Journal of Vascular Disease.
Please take some time to read the paper and the points discussed here
As most of you may be aware, there has been a lot of concerns regarding the proposed change to junior doctor's contract by the government and the Review Body on Doctor's and Dentist's Remuneration (DDRB). Social media and more recently national press have been highlighting the concerns on a regular basis. There have been various statements from the Royal Colleges and the British Medical Association and we would like to keep our members up to date on current events that will no doubt have a significant effect on the profession (and ourselves). Please take some time to have a look at some of the links below to keep yourself well informed.
The YDEF have added the voice of D&E trainees to the BMA response. We welcome and celebrate Scotland and Wales' decision not to impose a new contract and call for our government to review their proposals based on transparent, evidence-based negotiation
Join HEART UK in celebrating its 30th conference anniversary year.
THE conference for medical, scientific, healthcare and student attendees with an interest in cholesterol, atherosclerosis, lipid conditions, cardiovascular disease and nutrition.
Abstract submission here Abstract deadline: Friday 4th March 2016
Recently the BMA announced that planned 48hr industrial action between 27th-28th January 2016 has been suspended due to progress in talks with the Government.
Non-emergency care strike action is still planned for the 10th February 2016.
The BMA concluded their final face-to-face meeting with the DoH and NHS England regarding the consultant contract in December 2015 . They are still awaiting the final offer from the Govenment.
A web chat was hosted on 19th January to discuss the contract and concerns. Details here Webchat transcript here
The 2nd Oxford Regional Clinical Cases Meeting will take place on 14th March 2016 is supported by the Society for Endocrinology and has been approved for 6 CPD points by the Royal College of Physicians.
Where: St Catharine's College, Oxford
A two day revision course for the SCE examination is available in Manchester 11th-12th March 2016. It is free to attend for delegates, with a £50 deposit cheque refunded on attendance.
For details on the course, speakers and how to apply, please click the course document here.
Would you like to change clinical care? Do you have a project you would like to work on?
The Change Leaders programme will help you run a robust improvement project in partnership with your local AHSN (academic health science network).
AHSNs regularly plan, implement and assess projects. They have access to big data sets, project managers and far reaching influence.
We are looking for keen Diabetes and Endocrinology trainees to manage their own improvement projects over a 1-2yr period.
The registration for next year's YDEF Annual Day is now open! It will be in Glasgow on the 1st March 2016. If you have any thoughts about speakers or topics, please contact Myuri or Ali
The 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.
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.