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NDA seeks new GP clinical lead

The National Diabetes Audit (NDA) is seeking a new GP clinical lead, it has been announced.

Professor Roger Gadsby MBE, who was appointed in the role in 2012, is stepping down inthe summer and his replacement is now being sought. To read more, click here

Study highlights SGLT-2 inhibitor benefits

The rate of hospitalisation for heart failure and the risk of death from any cause is significantly reduced by SGLT-2 inhibitors, an international study has found.

Research, sponsored by AstraZeneca, showed that Forxiga (dapagliflozin), Jardiance (empagliflozin) and Invokana (canagliflozin) lower hospital admissions for heart failure by 39 per cent and death by 51 per cent, compared with other medicines for type 2 diabetes. To read more, click here

Welsh GP contract will see improved diabetes services

Improved diabetes services have been agreed under contract changes for GPs in Wales, it has been announced.

The contract amendments were unveiled at the Annual Conference of Welsh Local Medical Committees in Newport by the Welsh Government Health Secretary, Vaughan Getting AM. To read more, click here

The Big Interview – Nicola Lewis

Nicola Lewis has been a DSN for nearly 19 years. Having lived and breathed diabetes in her professional life, she was forced to deal with the condition in her personal life when her young daughter was diagnosed with type 1.

Here, she tells The Diabetes Times how the diagnosis has affected her work and how she approached diabetes as a parent and as a healthcare professional. To read more, click here

Diabetes Professional Care details announced

A total of 88 per cent of people who attended last year’s Diabetes Professional Care (DPC) Conference took away learning that they could use straight away in caring for their patients, organisers have announced.

Now in its third year, the event which was developed to close the education gap for everyone involved in the prevention and management of diabetes, is set to return on Wednesday, November 15 and Thursday, November 16, 2017. To read more, click here.

TREND-UK announces nursing conference dates

Details for the next TREND-UK National Diabetes Nursing Conference have been unveiled.

Now in its seventh year, the event will once again be held at two different locations. The first one will take place at the Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel on Friday, October 6 from 8:45am. The second location will be in London at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel on Friday, October 13 from 9am. To read more, click here.

NINJABETIC – The language of diabetes

At this year’s Diabetes UK Professional Conference I had the pleasure of presenting with a fellow patient advocate, and amazing leader in diabetes youth work, Dani Cochrane.

Dani and I were honoured to be delivering the first ever patient-led workshop in the history of the conference (so we were told by the lovely Simon O’Neil), but that also bought a lot of pressure! To read more, click here.