Diabetes Technology Network Update and East of England Workshop

Emma Wilmot
Date of the announcement: 
Thursday, 11 July, 2019

At the national DTN day, Dr Pratik Choudhary from King’s college London took over as the chair of DTN from Dr Emma Wilmott. , with Dr Alistair Lumb from Oxford taking over as Vice chair. 

DTN is very happy with the uptake and visibility of the DTN Libre Education webinars. These have have very high view numbers and we are really pleased with the national and International feedback we have received. 

We are now planning a number of regional workshops and the first one has been arranged in partnership with the East of England Diabetes Clinical Network, This workshop will be held on Thursday 12th September 2019 at Newmarket Racecourse, Rowley Mile, Newmarket, CB8 0TF.  This workshop will provide an opportunity to support all diabetes teams in the East of England to come together and plan for the future. 

The diabetes technology landscape is evolving rapidly.  There have been recent changes to guidelines both nationally and regionally.  As a region it is essential that we have a cohesive approach to ensure equity of access to this new technology across the East of England and work to support this nationally.

The programme for the day will deliver the following:

  • an overview of existing and emerging technology;
  • share best practice;
  • provide insights from commissioning teams of recent changes to guidelines and eligibility criteria;
  • case studies to be used to illustrate the application of this technology

The afternoon will provide protected time away from  the clinical setting for specific table top exercises.  We will use these to reflect on and analyse the challenges, gaps, strengths and opportunities within your own local systems and more widely in the East of England. 

The ambition is to use the outputs of these table top exercises to develop a 3-year plan for service development, including training needs, mutual support and business cases that maybe required.  In addition, there will be extensive opportunities to network.

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