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Mandatory participation in NDA for general practice

GPs will be contractually required to hand over data to the National Diabetes Audit from July. The percentage of surgeries taking part in the audit in 2015/16 stood at 82.4 per cent.

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Vacancy for a diabetes or endocrine specialist on examination board

Applications are being sought for a prestigious position on the examining board responsible for new diabetes consultants.

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom has a new vacancy for an endocrinology and diabetes specialty certificate examination (SCE) examining board member. The deadline for applications is Monday, March 13. To read more, click here.

Type 2 diabetes risk score South Asian translations

The translation of a tool to help people find out their risk of developing type 2 diabetes has been described by a leading diabetes professor as a “breakthrough”.

The Leicester Risk Score enables people to find out their risk of developing the condition and is recommended by health watchdog NICE, used by Diabetes UK and has attracted more than 1.1 million online users.

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New £115m type 2 diabetes research centre


A pioneering research centre aimed at finding new treatments for type 2 diabetes will be built as part of a £115m collaboration between Novo Nordisk and a leading university.

Novo Nordisk has announced the partnership with the University of Oxford, which will allow scientists from both organisations to work together to come up with new ways of treating the condition. To read more, click here.

The Big Interview – Martin Hirst

Martin Hirst is the chief executive of the InDependent Diabetes Trust, a charity working to support people with diabetes. 

Here, he talks about the biggest challenges his members face and what he would do if the charity's budget doubled. To read the interview, click here