ABCD Announcements

Live Clinical Vacancy: Diabetes in Surgery Quality Improvement Project

Hermione Price, ABCD Secretary
Wednesday, 10th August 2022
The Centre for Perioperative Care (CPOC) is a cross-organisational, multidisciplinary collaborative between patients and the public, Royal Colleges and similar organisations. CPOC was established in 2019 to facilitate and promote the delivery of... Read More

Diabetes: putting people at the heart of services

Dipesh Patel, Chair ABCD
Wednesday, 27th July 2022
The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has published a briefing on putting people at the heart of diabetes services. Diabetes costs the NHS around £10 billion a year. It is a national priority and a focus of the... Read More

UK Diabetes Specialist Trainee Registrars Well Being Survey

Dipesh Patel, Chair ABCD
Tuesday, 12th July 2022
A survey to assess the workplace well-being for trainee registrars in the Diabetes and Endocrinology specialty has recently been launched. The survey has been conducted once before, in 2018, in this specialty. The survey results, published in... Read More

National Advisory Panel for Care Home Diabetes

Umesh Dashora, ABCDHonorary Meeting Secretary
Friday, 24th June 2022
  ABCD is proud to highlight the launch of ‘National Adviser Panel Care Home Diabetes strategic document of diabetes care’. Under the leadership of Prof Alan Sinclair, this was a significant and mammoth task of 18 months of sustained work... Read More

ABCD supports Managing Diabetes campaign

Hermione Price, Secretary ABCD
Friday, 17th June 2022
ABCD are pleased to have supported the Managing Diabetes campaign that launched on Friday 17th June 2022 within the The Guardian and online. Managing Diabetes aims to raise awareness of the latest conversations and medical technology in the type... Read More

Professional Development Lead required for NDCMP/CDP

Dipesh Patel, Chair ABCD
Tuesday, 14th June 2022
ABCD currently runs the successful National Diabetes Consultant Mentorship and Consultant Development Programmes. We are now seeking a Professional Development Lead for these programmes to support Keith Whitfield, current Faculty Lead.... Read More

Join Us In Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the ABCD

Dipesh Patel, Chair ABCD
Tuesday, 7th June 2022
Join us on Monday, 13th June at 5:00pm to raise a glass in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists. In this short virtual meet up, we will raise a glass to the ABCD founders and all past... Read More

Named Lectures 2023 Call for Applications

Dipesh Patel, Chair ABCD
Monday, 6th June 2022
Applications are now open for the Named Lectures at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2023! The Named Lectures are a central part of our annual conference and are prestigious awards recognising the very best in diabetes care, treatment and... Read More

MHRA Message: New safety warnings on risk of insulin leakage from Roche Accu-Chek Insight Insulin pumps

Hermione Price, Secretary ABCD
Friday, 27th May 2022
  The UK regulator has taken safety action to reduce risks associated with Roche Accu-Chek Insight Insulin Pumps by issuing a national safety alert and outlining recommendations for patients. The Medicines and Healthcare products... Read More

Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award 2022 application - winner & highly commended

Professor Ketan Dhatariya (Chair JBDS-IP)
Tuesday, 24th May 2022
Winner of Rowan Hillson Award 2022 Improving and sustaining improvement in diabetes-related ketoacidosis management through Quality Improvement Project across hospitals during COVID Dr Punith Kempegowda on behalf of the DEKODE team... Read More

National Diabetes Audit: Submission update

Dipesh Patel, Chair ABCD
Monday, 16th May 2022
This is a reminder that the submission deadline for specialist/secondary diabetes services as part of the National Diabetes Audit (NDA) is Thursday 30th June 2022 at 11:59. Submissions of data (for all patients attending specialist services... Read More

Winners of the Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award 2022: The best interventions: Redesigning, rebuilding, and maintaining safe inpatient diabetes care during COVID

Professor Ketan Dhatariya (Chair JBDS-IP)
Tuesday, 10th May 2022
This is to announce the results of this national competition for the ‘Best interventions: Redesigning, rebuilding and maintaining safe inpatient diabetes care during COVID. One winner and one highly commended were identified. There were 5 entries,... Read More

National Clinical Impact Awards 2022 - open for applications

Steve Bain, ABCD lead for ACCIA
Thursday, 5th May 2022
  The Advisory Committee on Clinical Impact Awards (ACCIA), formerly ACCEA, has opened the 2022 application round. As a National Nominating Organisation (NNO) for the new National Clinical Impact Awards, ABCD will be able to support... Read More

Diabetes UK and JDRF UK launch pioneering £50 million partnership with Steve Morgan Foundation

Dipesh Patel, Chair ABCD
Thursday, 28th April 2022
Diabetes UK and JDRF are delighted to announce a new, game changing research funding partnership that aims to transform the lives of people living with type 1 diabetes and see the UK lead the global race to a cure. For the last year the charities... Read More

RCP: Experiences of COVID: recording doctors' voices

Hermione Price, Honorary Secretary ABCD
Friday, 22nd April 2022
  As a healthcare professional, do you have experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic that you would like the public to hear? As we learn to live with COVID-19, is there anything you think the public needs to know? Are there things about the... Read More

MHRA: April Drug Safety Update on Pregabalin (Lyrica)

Hermione Price, Honorary Secretary ABCD
Friday, 22nd April 2022
  The MHRA has published a Drug Safety Update on pregabalin (Lyrica) and the findings of a safety study on risks if used during pregnancy. They have also produced a Safety leaflet to help patients to understand the latest information... Read More

The 2022 London Symposium - 19th May and 16th June 2022

Dipesh Patel, Chair ABCD
Wednesday, 13th April 2022
The London Symposium has been a successful whole-day Symposium on the latest aspects of diagnosis and treatments specific to Diabetes.  This year’s symposium on the 19th May and 16th June, is developed around the theme of the “Diabetes... Read More

Applications invited for role of JBDS Co-Chair

Professor Ketan Dhatariya (Chair JBDS-IP)
Thursday, 7th April 2022
The Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care (JBDS) invites applications from enthusiastic and committed individuals for the role of Co-Chair of the group. The role is designed to aid in the running of the highly influential and globally... Read More

JRCPTB Curricula launch webinar, 4th April 2022

Hermione Price, Honorary General Secretary ABCD
Thursday, 31st March 2022
  Join JRCPTB for a a live webinar and Q&A session on the new group 1 and internal medicine curricula which will be implemented from August 2022. The webinar has been organised by the JRCPTB, on behalf of the three royal colleges of... Read More

Launch of the ABCD audit for the Omnipod insulin pump

Emma Wilmot, Consultant Diabetologist, University Hospitals of Derby & Burton Honorary (clinical) Associate Professor, University of Nottingham
Monday, 28th March 2022
ABCD is pleased to announce the launch of the ABCD International Omnipod audit and would like to invite you to take part. Following the successful FreeStyle Libre and closed loop audits, the principles remain the same. We aim to collect data... Read More

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