Upcoming YDEF Courses

Date

Course

Details

12th - 16th September           

YDEF-Lilly EASD scholarship 

Apply for £1000 towards accommodation and travel expenses in Munich apply here Deadline 31st July 2016

To be confirmed

YDEF Integrated Care Course

Returning in a revamped format, the Integrated Care Course is due to be advertised shortly. Keep checking the website for updates!

Consultant post at Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Foundation Trust

Applications are invited for the part time post of a Consultant specialising in Diabetes and Endocrinology/General Internal Medicine to join the existing Metabolic Team at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

This is a busy team delivering a range of specialist serves to the local population. The post holder should have a specialist interest in thyroid disease, thyroid cancer and general endocrinology and will also support the General Medical on-call and General Internal Medicine inpatients. The Bournemouth Diabetes and Endocrine Centre (BDEC) has a long history of research and innovation and has allied services such as a consultant psychologist and consultant podiatry service.

 For further information or an informal visit interested candidates should contact Dr Helen Partridge (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 Interviews anticipated: 9th September 2016                       Application closing: 11th July 2016

Click here for more details/to apply

Diabetes UK Type 2 Diabetes Priority Setting Partnership

Diabetes UK want to give healthcare professionals a louder voice in research, and ensure that the research that we and others fund takes into account your invaluable experiences.

They are searching for the research priorities of people with Type 2 diabetes, their carers and healthcare professionals

It's so important that the responses received reflect the broad remit and experience of healthcare professionals that work across diabetes, so please take part.

They want to hear about your experiences of treating people with Type 2 diabetes: please tell them the questions about Type 2 diabetes you most want answered by research.

Click here for more

Junior doctor contract update

Dear members,

YDEF recently represented diabetes and endocrinology trainees at the JDC meeting in London. Johann Malwana discussed the outcome of the meetings with ACAS and the principles of the contract. Subsequently NHS Employers have released the contract in full as well as details on pay breakdown.

We urge our members to read this contract thoroughly and assess for themselves whether they find this acceptable or not. We at YDEF are still unclear about certain aspects of the contract and readily admit that it can be confusing at times. We look forward to more details and sample rotas. There is an FAQ page by the BMA and an FAQ from NHS employers to help answer some questions you may have. In addition, we also encourage you to attend the regional roadshows which will explain the contract in more detail.

All BMA members will subsequently be asked to vote on whether they accept the contract or not. Therefore it is imperative that you understand the contract itself, impact on both current and future trainees and the implications of a yes or no vote.

As we continue to stress, YDEF represents and promotes the needs of our members and will continue to update you on progress.

YDEF committtee

 

Statement from ACAS, NHS employers and BMA

New BMA contract (tailored toward palliative care trainees but relevant to us too)

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. For more information about the course including eligibility and testimonials from previous students, the programme website is www.postgrad.bartsendocrinology.co.uk.

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

Vision UK 2016: Expanding Horizons

Vision UK is the leading annual conference for the eye health and sight loss sectors. Expanding Horizons will push the boundaries for implementing the UK Vision Strategy nationally and ensure that we engage with organisations and influencers across the wider health and social care sectors.

Working with Diabetes UK, part of the conference will consider issues such as the implications of risk-based interval screening, data provision and integrated diabetes care.
Click here for details and programme

When
: Tuesday 14th June 2016

Where: Grange Tower Hotel, London

Click here for more details and to apply

Upcoming industrial action

The BMA recently anounced a further 3 sets of 48 hour strikes in view of the Government's continued plans to impose the junior doctor contract. Industrial action continues the format of previous ones with only emergency care being provided. Below are the scheduled strike dates.

Wed 9th - Fri 11th March 2016 : Emergency care only between 8am on Wednesday 9th March and 8am on Friday 11th March (48 hours)

Wed 6th - Fri 8th April 2016: Emergency care only between 8am on Wednesday 6th April and 8am on Friday 8th April (48 hours)

Tue 26th - Thu 28th April 2016: Emergency care only between 8am on Tuesday 26th April and 8am on Thursday 28th April (48 hours)

Read more here                                        BMA guide to taking industrial action

YDEF Insulin Pump Course May 11th - 13th 2016

**Registration now closed, thanks for your interest!! If you would like to be placed on the waiting list please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Watch out for the course in 2017**

The YDEF's ever popular Insulin Pump Course is set to run again in 2016 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.

Junior doctor contract: contract to be imposed

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.

Sir David Dalton's letter to BMA            BMA response to Secretary of State           BMA alternative pay proposal

BMA response following imposition of contract                   

RCP response   RCPE response    RCGP response    RCS joint response    RCoA response   RCPsych response

 

YDEF-Lilly EASD scholarship 2016

The YDEF-Lilly scholarship is in it's 3rd year! This extremely popular initiative provides sponsorship for UK Diabetes and Endocrinology specialist trainees to attend the EASD.

This year EASD is in Munich 12th - 16th September 2016 www.easd.orgThanks to Lilly we have up to 20 scholarships of £1000 for UK SpRs to attend this great international meeting.

To apply please click here 

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 Munich. Deadline 31st July 2016, good luck!

Launch of the RCPsych and JBDS guidelines for inpatients with diabetes and psychiatric disorders

Launch of The Management of Diabetes in People with Mental Illness in Inpatient Settings Guidelines

When: 27th June 2016 13:30-19:00

Where:  ICC London at ExCel

Diabetologists are invited to join us for the launch of the proposed Royal College of Psychiatrists Liaison Faculty & Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care guidelines on ‘The management of diabetes in people with mental illness in inpatient settings’ at the International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Astra Zeneca are sponsoring 25 free places to attend this launch! Details will follow shortly so keep this date free in your diary!

Click here for the flyer

 

Junior Doctor Contract: full contract published, industrial action escalated

NHS employers recently published the updated junior doctor contract with full terms and conditions. Please take time to read the contract and explanations here.
We at YDEF do not support a contract that remains unsafe and unfair to trainees.

With the last 48hour strike having just finished, we also like to highlight to our members that the next strike will be a full walkout including emergency care between 8am and 5pm on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th April 2016.

NHS employers website              BMA application for judicial review into the contract            BMA website

Quality in Care Awards in Diabetes 2016

Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes recognises, rewards and shares innovative practice demonstrating quality in diabetes management, education and services for people with diabetes and/or their families.Gaining QiC recognition means an initiative has been highlighted by the NHS, patients and industry as improving the quality of life for people living with diabetes.

Entries are invited from anyone working in the diabetes arena. Whatever the area of patient care, if your initiative or programme relates to diabetes in any way, you should enter it. Judges are keen to review a wide spectrum of entries and recognise the innovative practice that we know is out there.

More information here         Award categories here        Entry guidelines here

Closing date: Friday May 27 2016                Judging day: Thursday July 21 2016

Awards ceremony will take place at Sanofi’s Guildford headquarters on Thursday October 13 2016

North Europe Young Diabetologists (NEYD)

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 in Denmark. Thanks to Sponsorship from Boeringher-Ingelheim it is FREE for UK attendees.

YDEF Retinopathy 2015: the trainee perspective

On the 7th-8th December 2015, 22 trainees attended the YDEF Retinopathy course in Birmingham. This was a well received and enjoyable event and below is a short overview of the day from one of the attendees.

Early in December last year just over 20 diabetes specialist registrars, from around the country, congregated at Heart of England's Diabetic Eye Screening Centre for the 4th YDEF "Diabetic Retinopathy and Screening for Diabetologists". This was once again oversubscribed and looks set to be a firm fixture in the YDEF calendar. I was about to find out why.

Heart UK 30th Annual Conference

 

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.

Click here for details                        Click here for the website and to register

Abstract submission here                  Abstract deadline: Friday 4th March 2016

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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