Diabetes Education Events for Healthcare Professionals

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Joint clinic to see complex/unengaged patients.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.)
  5. Sessions for the whole practice, looking at QoF improvement indicators, discussion of QoF outliers, local diabetes pathways and guidelines.
  6. 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 rosemary.wood5@nhs.net or

Tel: 01793 463840

Download Consultant Diabetes Practice-based Education Visits (clinics) 2017-18

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 Caredownload the agenda

Venue: Swindon Town Football Club, County Road, Swindon, SN1 2ED

Registration: 9.00

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

Email: rosemary.wood5@nhs.net

See a list of our past events

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

Registration: 18:30

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

E: Rosemary.wood5@nhs.net or SWICCG.CommunityDiabetesService@nhs.net

T: 01793 463840

See a list of our past events