Upcoming YDEF Courses




May 20th-22nd 2015

YDEF Insulin Pump Course

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

May 27th-29th 2015

NEYD - North European Young Diabetologists Research Meeting

The NEYD meeting is the key research meeting for those doing a diabetes-related research or service improvement. If you had a poster at DUK or have submitted to ADA or EASD, this is a perfect FREE opportunity to present your work in a friendly meeting in advance.  Attendance is totally FREE. Registration is now open - submit your abstract here.

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

EXTOD (Exercise for Type 1 DM Education)

EXTOD (Exercise for T1DM Education) Survey

Rob Andrews and his research team are conducting a survey of the current management of exercise in T1DM, specifically looking at the education patients receive and the resources that healthcare professionals offer them.

Please take 5 mins and follow the link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EXTOD1 to help them out.

Best Practice in Diabetology

Best Practice in Diabetology is a one-day symposium reviewing the latest advances and best practice guidance for the management of diabetes in secondary care. Evidence-based sessions will give you the opportunity to hear an internationally respected speaking faculty cover the many aspects of diabetes management while discussing new and emerging treatment options.

We have 2 locations for the talks

Royal College of Physicians, London on 24th June 2015 and Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Manchester on 2nd July 2015

Click here for details

Practice makes perfect - Wessex SCE course

Wessex have put together a fantastic two day weekend revision course FREE of charge thanks to the kind sponsors at Lilly. Now in it's 4th year with excellent feedback and subsequent exam pass rate. It has been organised by Dr Funke Akiboye, Dr Jana Bujanova and Dr Partha Kar. Places are limited so please book as soon as possible and don;t forget to send the £100 cheque as a deposit (which will be destroyed on attendance of course).

When: 23rd-24th May 2015

Where: Basingstoke  

Application deadline 30th April 2015

Click here for the programme and here for the registration form

YDEF Insulin Pump Course May 20th -22nd 2015 : Course full, thanks for all your interest!!

The YDEF's ever popular Insulin Pump Course is set to run again in 2015 with fantastic content delivered by internationally recognised speakers.

**Registration is now closed but we still have spaces for our free international research meeting click here!! **

                                          Thanks to huge demand the pump course places are now all filled! 

Many thanks to those who have paid, your place is confirmed. If you have registered your interest you have now been placed on a waiting list and will be emailed if a place becomes available. Your place will not be confirmed until payment is received.


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.

Diabetes UK Harry Keen Intermediate Clinical Fellowship

Diabetes UK is pleased to announce the launch of the Harry Keen Intermediate Clinical Fellowship.  This fellowship has been established in recognition of the life and work of Professor Harry Keen, a clinical pioneer who helped to shape the understanding of diabetes and its treatment.

This Fellowship enables outstanding medically qualified professionals, and other clinically qualified professionals, including nurses, pharmacists and members of the Allied Health Professions, who have gained a PhD or equivalent, to establish themselves as independent researchers with a view to a long-term career as a clinical research leader in the field of diabetes.

The deadline for preliminary applications is 16 March 2015.

For details of the support offered, eligibility criteria, how to apply and detailed application deadlines please contact Diabetes UK’s Research Team ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or see the Diabetes UK website

Annual exercise and Type 1 Diabetes conference

Registration is now open for this FREE full day conference on exercise and Type 1 Diabetes. It is to be held on 15/5/2015 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, UK

For more details and to register go to: http://extod.org/annual-exercise-and-type-1-conference.html

YDEF DAFNE Fellowships

The National DAFNE Programme is offering 10 annual YDEF fellowships for SpRs to train as DAFNE doctors and the Fellowship will cover the training costs of the DAFNE Doctors Programme. The YDEF is committed to supporting SpRs wishing to become DAFNE doctors. Click here to find out more

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.

ABCD nationwide dapagliflozin audit

ABCD are continuing to collect data for the nationwide dapagliflozin audit, the more reponses they get the more detailed the analysis of use in clinical practice can be assessed.

This is another great opportunity for trainees to become involved in a national audit and contribute to developing practice nationwide!

For more details read here

Barts MSc in Endo and Diabetes

Applications are now open for the popular Postgraduate Diploma / MSc programme in Endocrinology and Diabetes taught by distance-learning at Barts and the London School of Medicine, QMUL. Next entry is September 2015 and for more information about the course including eligibility and testimonials from previous students, the programme website is www.postgrad.bartsendocrinology.co.uk.

New for September 2015 is an exciting campus-based one year MSc course in Clinical Endocrinology and again please see www.postgrad.bartsendocrinology.co.uk for more information.

Patient Education in Diabetes - Evidence and Implementation in Practice

This is a free course for specialist registrars and new consultants. It is aimed at evaluating various group education and self management interventions in order to further develop these areas in your practice.

When: 25th and 26th June 2015

Where: Leicester Diabetes Centre, Leicester General Hospital

Places are limited so be sure to book as soon as possible. Please note travel and accomodation is not covered by this meeting.

For details including how to apply click here

North Europe Young Diabetologists (NEYD)

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

What is NEYD?

NEYD is a small friendly research meeting. It 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 in the Netherlands. Thanks to Sponsorship from Boeringher-Ingelheim it is FREE for UK attendees.

What is the meeting like?

This is a really enjoyable, informal, residential, meeting with the opportunity to gain feedback on not only on your research and its presentation, but also on presentation skills. The best 10 candidates from each of the UK, Netherlands and Denmark meet and get to present and discuss their work. More experienced researchers are on hand to guide and critique... and there will be a few drinks in the evening!

This is the group on the cliffs above Saunton Sands, in May 2014:

YDEF committee member wins inaugural RCPE award

Congratulations to our very own Amar Puttanna for firstly, being nominated, and subsequently being awarded the John Munro Medal for excellence in teaching from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. This prestigious award was developed for recognition of exceptional trainees who went ‘above and beyond’ their role in the workplace to ensure education and training needs were met. 

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.

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.

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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