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Type 2 diabetes prevention programme expanded

NHS England’s national drive to prevent type 2 diabetes will be expanded.

The Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme was launched to support 100,000 people a year across the whole country by 2020 through tailored, personalised help.

And now NHS England has announced a further £15m in extra funding to further roll out the programme, which is the world’s first nationwide scheme to stop people developing the condition. To read more, click here.

Diabetes funding deadline approaching

The deadline to apply for a slice of £44m to improve diabetes care is next week.

Diabetes teams have until January 18 to submit applications to NHS England’s transformation fund to support the implementation of the Five Year Forward View’s vision of better health, better care and improved efficiency. To read more, click here.

Diabetes workforce audit modernised

An annual survey of diabetes consultants has moved from paper to digital form in a bid to further improve accuracy and response rates.

The Diabetes Workforce Survey aims to find out where the nation’s diabetes and endocrine consultants work and the type of job plans they have. To read more, click here.

Deadline for insulin safety award looming

The deadline for entry into the prestigious Rowan Hillson Insulin Safety Award is at the end of the month.

Healthcare professionals are being invited to submit entries into the contest to find the best joint pharmacy and diabetes team initiative to improve insulin and prescribing safety in hospital. To read more, click here.

NINJABETIC – 'A happy, newly-qualified nurse'

The very first blog that I wrote for The Diabetes Times was supporting the Diabetes UK campaign ‘I Can’, in which people with diabetes told the world about the achievements they can make while living with a chronic condition. To read more, click here.

The Big Interview – John Grumitt

John Grumitt is vice president of both the International Diabetes Federation and Diabetes UK and has also contributed through a national role with NHS England.

He has type 1 diabetes and leads a full and active lifestyle, completing numerous endurance cycling events. Here John talks to the DT about his experiences and the changes he has influenced as well as his new project. To read more, click here.