Online Diabetes Education
www.diabetesinhealthcare.co.uk (Diabetes in Healthcare is an introductory diabetes education tool for healthcare professionals covering Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. It has been developed by Diabetes UK and Bupa to allow easy access to good-quality diabetes education)
www.diabetesonthenet.com (High-quality diabetes education for healthcare professionals working in the UK − register for face-to-face events, access journal content, watch videos and participate in online CPD from leading professional societies)
www.univadis.org (last updates, learning on different topics including diabetes)
1. Diabetes Consultant/Community DSN Practice-based Education Visits (Diabetes Consultant/GP, DSN/Practice Nurse Joint Practice-based Clinics) 2017-18
Facilitator: Dr Vladimir Vaks, Lead Consultant in Community Diabetes and Sarah Fitzpatrick, Lead Community DSN
These practice-based sessions are run by a community diabetes consultant, and last 4 hours. The sessions may be run differently, such as:
- Joint mentored clinics: GPs select patients to be seen face-to-face, think in advance of learning points, lead the consultation and get consultant feedback immediately after the patient has been seen.
- Joint clinic to see complex/unengaged patients.
- Virtual discussion of patients without the patient being present: e.g. next step therapy, suitable patients that may be discharged from the hospital clinic, etc.
- Topic discussions/seminars/workshops/updates in diabetes – running for 1-2 hours with topics to be chosen by the practice, dependent on what GPs/practice nurses would like to learn (requests for such sessions are to be sent to the community diabetes office 6 weeks in advance.)
- Sessions for the whole practice, looking at QoF improvement indicators, discussion of QoF outliers, local diabetes pathways and guidelines.
- Combination of topic discussion (1 hour) following joint clinic.
The sessions are available to be attended by any practice HCPs (GPs, PNs, HC assistants, local pharmacists) who are involved in diabetes care.
Who can be seen in the joint diabetes consultant/GP clinics?
- Any cases a GP would like to learn about the next step in diabetes management.
- Assessment and next step in treatment (GLP-1, SGLT2, insulin).
- Discussing suitable patients that may be discharged from hospital clinics.
- Difficult to manage patients (motivation, individual care planning, specialist opinion).
- Patients not engaging with the hospital diabetes clinic.
- Uncertainty about classification of diabetes.
- HbA1c above 75mmol/mol.
- HbA1c above 58mmol/mol for the last 3 years.
For further details contact Swindon Community Diabetes Service Administrator Mrs Rosemary Wood
by firstname.lastname@example.org or
Tel: 01793 463840
2.Diabetes Training days for GPs and Practice Nurses
Facilitator: Dr Vladimir Vaks, Lead Consultant in Community Diabetes
Thursday 28 September 2017 – Update in Diabetes 2017 for Primary Care – download the agenda
Venue: Swindon Town Football Club, County Road, Swindon, SN1 2ED
Start/Finish: 9.15 to 17.00
To book your place for the 28 September 2017 event, please contact:
Mrs Rosemary Wood, Swindon Community Diabetes Service Administrator
Tel: 01793 463840
3. Bi-monthly Swindon Diabetes Education Forum 2017-18
Facilitators: Sarah Fitzpatrick, Lead Community DSN, Swindon Community Diabetes Service
Venue: The Holiday Inn Hotel, Swindon SN3 6AQ
Start/Finish time: 19.00-20.00
18 July 2017
7 September 2017 – Basal Insulin in Type 2 Diabetes Management – Download the flyer
21 November 2017 – DVLA and Diabetes – Download the flyer
For all meetings prior to 2017, please see the list of past events at the bottom of this page.
Register by contacting Mrs Rosemary Wood
T: 01793 463840