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Record numbers attend Diabetes Professional Care 2017

A major diabetes conference received record attendance numbers this week as healthcare professionals from across the UK gathered to discuss diabetes care and share good practice.

Only in its third year, more than 3,000 people attended the CPD-accredited Diabetes Professional Care conference (DPC2017) which took place at Olympia London.

Over the course of the two-day event, delegates were able to attend presentations and workshops on a variety of topics, such as the childhood obesity strategy, type 2 diabetes reversal and diabetes burnouts.To read more, click here.

Development starts on diabetes nursing qualification

The need for a diabetes nursing qualification is being discussed to standardise the qualities needed for nurses specialising in the condition, The Diabetes Times has learned.

Leading diabetes nursing organisation TREND-UK (Training, Research and Education for Nurses in Diabetes-UK) was recently asked to define the role of the diabetes specialist nurse by Dr Partha Kar, associate national clinical director for diabetes for NHS England. To read more, click here

The Big Interview – Charlotte Summers

We caught up with Charlotte Summers at this year’s Diabetes Professional Care (DPC2017) conference.

She is the chief operating officer (CEO) of Diabetes.co.uk, the world’s largest online diabetes forum, and here she tells The Diabetes Times all about its pioneering Low Carb Program. To read the interview, click here

Report shows damning STP results

Lack of consultation and insufficient funding are why the introduction of  Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPS) have not been smooth, according to hospital clinicians.

A report entitled STPs: Destine to Fail of the Road to Better Care? by the Hospital Consultants & Specialists Association (HCSA)  has highlighted some of the issues clinicians feel exist when it comes to the STP process. To read more, click here.

Type 2 prevention programme digital trial to start

More than 5,000 people are set to trial digital access to a major type 2 diabetes prevention programme, NHS England has announced.

The pilot will see five companies and eight areas of the country test drive a range of apps, gadgets, wristbands and other innovative digital products as part of the Healthier You: The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP).

To read more, click here.