Here you will find important announcements such as meeting dates and agenda, conferences, job opportunities and other various events.  Click on the attachments for more information.

QiC Diabetes Awards 2018 key dates

posted 17 Jan 2018, 08:47 by DISN UK

Confirmed key dates for QiC Diabetes 2018 are:

 14 March                    Launch at Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2018

1 June                          Entry closing date

19 July                         Judging day

18 October                  Awards ceremony 

Opportunity in Kuwait.................

posted 17 Jan 2018, 07:36 by DISN UK

Dear Lesely,

 Hope this email finds you well. I got your contact through Professor Khalida Ismail. I am the chief Medical officer in Kuwait, having completed my full training and post in UK.

We have a position for 1 year but can be longer for a Nurse Manager in Diabetes Research  Institute  or for junior nurses in diabetes. Preferable candidate with interest in  research.

Please let me know if there are any interested people to join the largest diabetes outpatient facility. 

I very much look forward to hearing from you.

The pay is much higher than UK and is tax free,



University of Exeter Medical School training in monogenic diabetes

posted 6 Dec 2017, 07:20 by DISN UK

Details of our 2 day training course in monogenic diabetes on 31st Jan – 1st Feb in Exeter

 This is the link :

Maggie Shepherd, RGN, PhD

Honorary Clinical Professor

University of Exeter Medical School

Medical Research

RILD – Level 3

Barrack Road



01392 408261 

For further information on genetic testing please visit


If you are a health care professional and would like training in monogenic diabetes please visit our website and follow the link for more details of our 2 day training course (31st Jan – 1st Feb 2018)


Our Diabetes Diagnostics app is now available for download at

RSM - 'Preventing premature mortality in diabetes'

posted 6 Dec 2017, 07:07 by DISN UK

Dear Colleague, you are invited to attend:

 Preventing premature mortality in diabetes

Wednesday 24 January 2018 | CPD: 6 credits
View the full agenda here

 Speakers from throughout the UK will address factors determining mortality risk in diabetes. Mortality relating to hypoglycaemia and cardiovascular disease will be discussed in detail. Book your place to improve your understanding on risk factors and how this data can be used to improve clinical care.

 Presentations include:

-          Mortality and survival in acute hyperglycaemia

-          Cardiovascular risk assessment and antidiabetic drugs

-          'Dead in bed' syndrome in type 1 Diabetes  

-          Cardiovascular outcome trials on non-insulin medication

 Expert speakers include:

-          Professor Miles Fisher
Consultant Physician, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

-          Dr Rajiv Amersey
Consultant Cardiologist, Whipps Cross University Hospital and Barts Health NHS Trust

-          Dr Abdul Lakhdar

Consultant Endocrinologist, Barts Health NHS Trust

-          Dr Pratik Choudhary
Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Diabetes, King's College London

 To book your place visit:

Please email with any questions or queries

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Healthcare Conferences UK - National Nurse Prescribing Summit 2018

posted 4 Dec 2017, 06:57 by DISN UK   [ updated 15 Jan 2018, 07:16 ]

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The National Nurse Prescribing Summit 2018 will take place in London on Monday 19 February 2018. Chaired by Marion Russell Medicines Management Advisor, the Summit aims to bring together Nurse prescribers to understand current issues and the national context, and to debate and discuss key issues and areas they are facing in practice.

This CPD certified conference provides a unique opportunity to learn from the experiences of other nurse prescribers and develop your skills as an effective Nurse Prescriber. The programme will focus on developing your skills, competence and confidence in Nurse Prescribing. Through national updates, practical case studies and a choice of 7 interactive workshops the conference aims to support you to improve both prescribing practice and patient care, and provide networking opportunities with nurses who are prescribing in your clinical specialty.

For more information download the brochure or register your place online or by email

“Patients and the public often believe that nurses and midwives are able to prescribe, and many people do not want to wait to see a medical prescriber... We are consulting on changes to our prescribing standards that would enable nurses and midwives to be able to prescribe much earlier in their careers than they can at the moment. We propose that all nurses and midwives will be ‘prescribing ready’ when they register with us, so they would be able to build on their training and gain prescribing practice experience as soon as they qualify.” NMC 2017

The conference will include a choice of interactive expertly facilitated workshops focusing on: 

  • The National Prescribing Competence Framework
  • Prescribing for Co-Morbidities
  • Prescribing within nurse led clinics
  • History taking, assessment and diagnosis
  • Restarting your prescribing journey
  • Legal Issues and Risk Management Issues
  • Auditing Prescribing Practice
  • Electronic Prescribing and Nurse Prescribing
We hope to see you there but if you are unable to attend you may like to hear news from the day on Twitter by following @HCUK_Clare #NursePrescribing2018

Best regards
Kate Henniker-Smith

Healthcare Conferences UK

JBDS Pregnancy 20 10 2017

posted 4 Dec 2017, 05:38 by DISN UK

This follows on from the JBDS Pregnancy guideline which has been sent to all UK Trusts.


JBDS is committed to continually improve the care of in patients with diabetes. Neonatal hypoglycaemia continues to affect nearly 30% of the babies born to mothers with diabetes (Feig DS, 2017).  Tight glycaemic control during pregnancy, labour and birth can help reduce this complication. Joint British Diabetes Societies (JBDS) for Inpatient Care has produced guidelines to help maintain glycaemic control during steroid treatment in pregnancy and during labour and birth.


There is one other reason why we are sending this e mail. There was an error in Appendix 2 of the printed guidelines that were circulated earlier. Target CBG for delivery and birth was printed as 4.0 -7.8 rather than 4 - 7. The target CBG remains 4-7.8 when the VRIII is being used to control hyperglycaemia related to steroids (Appendix 1). The error in Appendix 2  has  been corrected on the web versions and the prescription chart attached.


We are attaching prescription charts which will facilitate achieving NICE recommended targets in these situations. Please feel free to download, circulate, share and use in your Trusts.


The delivery proforma also helps collect information which can be utilised as an audit tool. We would be grateful if you would collect data as you go. At the end of the year we will collect and collate all this information to improve our practice in this important area. Contributing centres and colleagues will be acknowledged appropriately.


Umesh Dashora and Mike Sampson

Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award

posted 29 Nov 2017, 05:24 by DISN UK

The 2017 Rowan Hillson Inpatient safety award:


We are inviting colleagues to submit entries to this competition: Improving Inpatient Diabetes Safety: Best Digital Initiative. This JBDS – IP project is being led by our colleagues Umesh Dashora, Debbie Stanisstreet, and Erwin Castro.  The submissions will be judged against predetermined criteria, by an independent panel chaired by Rowan Hillson, and the winner will be awarded the prestigious annual Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award at the ABCD Spring meeting.  The outcome of this initiative will be published on the ABCD, Diabetes UK and DISN UK Group websites to share excellent practice. This competition follows the very successful 2014, 2015 and 2016 competitions to find the best UK insulin chart, the best hypoglycaemia avoidance initiative and the best pharmacy initiative. Competitive applications are likely to be those that show hard evidence of benefit, that are translatable to other Trusts, are costed, are relatively simple and sustainable, and which have been commissioned or supported by an Acute Trust. This competition is open to all health care professionals. The attached document outlines the application, and the closing date is 28.02.18. 


Drugs & Renal Impairment

posted 28 Nov 2017, 07:10 by DISN UK

From Jo Reed, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

Drugs and Renal impairment

posted 23 Nov 2017, 02:41 by DISN UK

University of Leicester (UoL) - Adult Inpatient Care

posted 12 Oct 2017, 03:52 by DISN UK

Adult Inpatient Care training....see attached... :-)

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