The DISN UK Group has over 550 members, covering 206 hospitals in England, 12 in Wales, 17 in Scotland and 5 in Northern Ireland.  The Group was set up in February 2004, we meet on an annual basis for presentations of ‘hot’ topics and to discuss issues relevant to DSNs whose main role is the management of diabetes inpatients. We are a non-profit making, nurse-based group.


Our Philosophy ‘It is our aim to provide a forum for DISNs to share ideas, best practice and offer peer support, striving to effect change and influence practice.  As a group it will provide a confidential, non-judgemental environment to discuss issues affecting inpatient care’


The Group is recognised by all major societies involved in diabetes inpatient care, including Diabetes UK, JBDS, NHS Institute of Improvement and Innovation, ABCD, RCN, RCP, UKCPA, PCDS, TREND-UK, British Dietetic Association Diabetes Specialist Group.

Chair –   Esther Walden, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Treasurer –  Debbie Stanisstreet, Lister Hospital


Other committee members:

Anne Claydon           Newham University Hospital

Caroline Brooks        Maidstone Hospital            

                                 Erwin Castro            Conquest Hospital 

The DISN UK Group has a web-based forum where DISNs can post questions and download documents pertaining to diabetes inpatient care.  www.disn-uk.co.uk