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.

Diabetes UK workshop.................

posted 29 Mar 2018, 08:52 by DISN UK   [ updated 29 Mar 2018, 08:55 ]

See attached for further information..............didn't want to give anything away so that your curiosity is piqued and you just have to take a look 

Career Opportunity.............Bolton

posted 20 Mar 2018, 07:56 by DISN UK

Job Reference: 241-152B-18

Employer: Bolton N.H.S Foundation Trust

Department: Diabetes

Location: Diabetes Centre, Bolton

Salary: £31,696 to £41,787 pa

The Acute Adult Care Division is looking for a dynamic and motivated nurse to undertake the role of Specialist Nurse within the Diabetes team at the Hospital.

The post holder will be based both at the Hospital and the Specialist Diabetes Centre working alongside the existing team of Specialist Nurses, Consultants, Podiatrists, Dieticians, Health Care assistants, Psychologist and Orthotics team.


For more information


JBDS Hypo Guideline REVISED

posted 6 Mar 2018, 07:15 by DISN UK   [ updated 12 Mar 2018, 05:03 ]

The page numbering has now been corrected - the newest version is attached.

Insulin Safety Week & Hypo Awareness Week 2018

posted 19 Feb 2018, 02:11 by DISN UK   [ updated 20 Mar 2018, 03:30 ]

See attached for dates of Insulin Safety Week & Hypo Awareness Week 2018 .......................

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 

Healthcare Conferences UK - National Nurse Prescribing Summit 2018

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

20% DISCOUNT Quote HCUK20nps....................

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 Award **deadline extended**

posted 29 Nov 2017, 05:24 by DISN UK   [ updated 6 Mar 2018, 05:26 ]

The closing date for entries has been extended to Friday 16th March 2018

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. 


University of Leicester (UoL) - Adult Inpatient Care

posted 12 Oct 2017, 03:52 by DISN UK

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

JBDS Mental Health Guidelines

posted 21 Sep 2017, 05:50 by DISN UK

See attached

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