ABCD Announcements

John Wales Memorial Lecture

Dinesh Nagi, Chairman ABCD
Monday, 19th March 2018
It is my pleasure to announce that the first “John Wales Memorial Lecture” will be delivered by Dr Peter Winocour at the spring meeting of ABCD in Glasgow. 'Delivering better diabetes care - it's about time!’ I hope you will be able to join us... Read More

Diabetes UK 2018 - snippets

Caroline Day (Consultant Editor, BJD)
Friday, 16th March 2018
If you didn’t manage to attend the 2018 Diabetes UK APC   go to the App store and  download  the meeting  App (DUKPC).  It will give you a flavour of the meeting and access to the Abstracts.  Below are summaries of... Read More

New BJD Editor-in-Chief

Dinesh Nagi, Chairman ABCD
Tuesday, 13th March 2018
ABCD is delighted to  announce the appointment of Dr Marie-France Kong to  the post of Editor-in-Chief  of British Journal of Diabetes (BJD). Dr Kong works as a Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Leicester Royal Infirmary and... Read More

New ABCD honorary treasurer

Dinesh Nagi, Chairman ABCD
Monday, 26th February 2018
After canvassing the membership interest from four excellent candidates was expressed and an election was held.  I am delighted to announce that Dr Andy Macklin was successfully elected and will be shadowing Tony Robinson, our current treasurer... Read More

Final reminder and joining instructions for the Type 1 Collaborative Webinar

Rob Gregory - Ex-officio Chair, ABCD Committee
Friday, 23rd February 2018
  Joining Instructions to see this important webinar on “FLASH GLUCOSE MONITORING & CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITORING” Tuesday 27th February 2018 5.00 – 6.00pm Agenda & speakers; • Introducing the TI Clinical Collaborative... Read More

Type 1 Collaborative Webinar

Rob Gregory - Ex-officio Chair, ABCD Committee
Thursday, 15th February 2018
  A must see webinar on: "Flash Glucose Monitoring & Continuous Glucose Monitoring" Tuesday 27th February 5.00 – 6.00pm Agenda & Speakers: • Introducing the TI Clinical Collaborative Dr Rob... Read More

NHS England highlights progress in commissioning local diabetes services

Susannah Rowles (ABCD Committee Member)
Tuesday, 6th February 2018
NHS England has published the Clinical Commissioning Group Improvement and Assessment Framework (CCGIAF) results for local diabetes services in 2016/17. The Framework shows how local CCGs are performing against criteria across a number of... Read More

News from the APPG for Diabetes

Ana Pokrajac (ABCD Committee Member and Diabetes UK National Clinical Champion)
Tuesday, 6th February 2018
  APPG for Diabetes Meeting on the Childhood Obesity Plan A meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes took place to discuss where the current Childhood Obesity Strategy has been effective and... Read More

ACCEA announcement

Professor Alan Sinclair, ABCD Committee member - Lead for ACCEA
Wednesday, 31st January 2018
Please be aware that the 2018 Clinical Excellence Awards round will open on 13th February and close on the 12th April 2018. As before I will be happy to receive copies of your applications for national awards in order to... Read More

Letter from NHS England - access to technology in Type 1 diabetes

Dinesh Nagi, Chairman ABCD
Wednesday, 31st January 2018
Please see the communication received from NHS England in relation to their position and guidance for many topics regarding access to technology in Type 1 diabetes. This is a very topical issues and I believe will be an important document to ... Read More

Important information regarding the reformulation of Ribena Blackcurrant

Dinesh Nagi, Chairman ABCD
Friday, 26th January 2018
Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) have announced the important changes that will happen to Ribena blackcurrant in February 2018. This follows the changes made to Lucozade Energy in 2017.  LRS are reducing the sugar content of Ribena blackcurrant by... Read More

RCP QI Hub/Diabetes UK - Improving care in inpatient diabetes

Peter Winocour (Chairman ABCD, 2008-2011)
Friday, 19th January 2018
The Royal College of Physicians’ QI Hub, in conjunction with Diabetes UK, will be running a rescheduled quality improvement collaborative for clinicians and their teams working in inpatient diabetes from March—October 2018. For further information... Read More

ACCEA announcement

Professor Alan Sinclair, ABCD Committee member - Lead for ACCEA
Tuesday, 16th January 2018
Please be aware that the 2018 Clinical Excellence Awards round will open on Tuesday 13 February and will close at 5:00pm on Thursday 12 April. ACCEA will accept applications for new national awards and from those due to renew their award in 2018... Read More

Time To Join ABCD Nationwide FreeStyle Libre Audit

Professor Thozhukat Sathyapalan, Clinical Lead, ABCD Nationwide FSL Audit
Tuesday, 16th January 2018
Clinical staff using FreeStyle Libre should now start collecting data for the FreeStyle Libre nationwide audit. The online tool for data entry is currently being developed on N3 and we are uncertain when this will be ready, but the data can be... Read More

ABCD T1 DCC-UK January 2018 Newsletter

Rob Gregory - Ex-officio Chair, ABCD Committee
Wednesday, 10th January 2018
The ABCD T1 DCC-UK January 2018 Newsletter is now available to read online.

The 2017 Rowan Hillson Inpatient safety award

Professor Mike Sampson (Chair, JBDS - IP)
Tuesday, 19th December 2017
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... Read More

Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award 2021

Professor Ketan Dhatariya (Chair JBDS-IP)
Tuesday, 19th December 2017
We are inviting colleagues to submit entries to this year’s competition which will be: ‘Best intervention during the COVID-19 pandemic that has maintained inpatient safety for people with diabetes’ This JBDS – IP project is being led by Dr... Read More

All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Diabetes

Anna Pokrajac, Committee Member, ABCD
Tuesday, 5th December 2017
APPG for Diabetes met at the House of Parliament on 29/11/2017. To see video footage from the event click the images at the end of the article. The group was chaired by Rt Hon Keith Vaz. Speakers included: Patient Representative Gwynne Pickering... Read More

The RCP Future Hospitals Programme

Dinesh Nagi, ABCD Chair
Friday, 1st December 2017
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Future Hospital Programme has launched its final report this week and this provides an opportunity for the RCP to look back at the considerable impact that the programme has had. The Future Hospital Commission... Read More

Global prevalence of diabetes continues to rise

Dinesh Nagi, ABCD Chair
Thursday, 30th November 2017
To mark World Diabetes Day, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) published new estimates on the global prevalence of diabetes, indicating that 1 in 11 adults are currently living with diabetes, 10 million more than in 2015. The new estimate... Read More

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