ABCD Announcements

Launch Of The ABCD Nationwide FreeStyle Libre Audit

Emma Wilmot, Insulin Pump Network Chair
Thursday, 16th November 2017
ABCD is pleased to announce the launch of the ABCD Nationwide FreeStyle Libre audit and would like to invite you to take part. This audit is ABCD’s first of a device rather than a pharmaceutical agent, but nevertheless the principles remain the... Read More

JBDS - IP guidelines are being well used

Dr Bob Ryder (Website Co-ordinator, Clinical Lead, ABCD Nationwide Audits)
Wednesday, 8th November 2017
The joint British Diabetes Societies for inpatient care group (JBDS - IP) were interested to know the extent to which their guidelines have been downloaded from the ABCD website and so we investigated - click here to see the... Read More

Improving care for people with Diabetes when in hospital

Peter Winocour (Chairman ABCD, 2008-2011)
Friday, 6th October 2017
RCP QI Hub – Supporting teams to improve care for people with diabetes when in hospital Would you like to:  … gain a better understanding of how to interpret the findings from your data?  ... learn how to facilitate changes and improvements... Read More

NICE guideline publication - Type 2 diabetes: prevention in people at high risk

Peter Winocour (Chairman ABCD, 2008-2011)
Wednesday, 20th September 2017
This guideline covers how to identify adults at high risk of type 2 diabetes. It aims to remind practitioners that age is no barrier to being at high risk of, or developing, the condition. It also aims to help them provide those at high risk... Read More

JBDS DKA condensed management charts - New Updated Version August 2017

Dr Parijat De, ABCD member
Thursday, 24th August 2017
A New Updated Version of the condensed and abbreviated version of the original JBDS DKA management and monitoring chart has been piloted and successfully used in Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust. Please click on the link HERE for more... Read More

IDF Europe prize in diabetes 2017 - Young researcher award

Rob Gregory - Ex-officio Chair, ABCD Committee
Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Rewarding Excellence, Innovation and Commitment in Diabetes Since 2012, The International Diabetes Federation European Region (IDF Europe) has recognised excellence, innovation and commitment in diabetes through the IDF Europe Prizes in... Read More

The latest version of the Royal College of Physician’s (RCP)

Dinesh Nagi, Chair ABCD
Tuesday, 1st August 2017
The latest version of the Royal College of Physician’s (RCP) Medical Care which has been published and is live. Medical Care is a web based planning resource produced by RCP in partnership with UK’s medical specialty societies. The updated version... Read More

ABCD-RA lipid guidelines

Consultant Editor, BJD
Tuesday, 4th July 2017
The ABCD-RA clinical practice guidelines on lipid management in adults with diabetes and nephropathy and/or CKD were published at the end of June: a summary of the guidance is in the British Journal of Diabetes and the full guidelines can be... Read More

Launch of ABCD Nationwide IDegLira Audit

Dr Ansu Basu (ABCD committee member)
Wednesday, 5th April 2017
ABCD is pleased to announce the launch of the ABCD nationwide IDegLira (Xultophy) audit and would like to invite you to take part. The clinical trials of IDegLira seem to show in those uncontrolled on basal insulin (20-50units), IDegLira showed... Read More

Launch of ABCD Empagliflozin Audit

Dr Bob Ryder (Website Co-ordinator, Clinical Lead, ABCD Nationwide Audits)
Wednesday, 22nd March 2017
ABCD is pleased to announce the launch of the ABCD nationwide empagliflozin audit and would like to invite all ABCD members to take part. With the launch of this audit we now have parallel audits of all three SGLT2 inhibitors allowing us in... Read More homepage replaced by

Dr Bob Ryder (Website Co-ordinator, Clinical Lead, ABCD Nationwide Audits)
Monday, 20th March 2017
In line with the 20th anniversary this year of the founding of ABCD, as of today the homepage is now replaced by The archive of material on will continue to be... Read More

‘Tis not (half) so sweet now as it was before

Dr Rob Gregory (Chairman, ABCD)
Friday, 17th March 2017
The manufacturers of Lucozade Energy Original have produced this poster (with some assistance from ABCD) designed to inform diabetes health care professionals about the change in formulation with effect from April 2017.  For a while it is... Read More

Rob Gregory reads RD Lawrence

Dr Bob Ryder (Website Co-ordinator, Clinical Lead, ABCD Nationwide Audits)
Thursday, 16th February 2017 At the ABCD autumn meeting in Brighton, ABCD Chair, Rob Gregory gave a memorable “swan song” after dinner speech in which he read from "The diabetic life" by RD Lawrence, 12th edition reprint with "wartime supplement".... Read More

Assessing work-related well-being of Diabetes/Endocrine StRs

Adnan Agha (ST7. ABCD member)
Thursday, 16th February 2017
It is about TIME we assess the work place well-being for the trainee registrars in our wonderful specialty i.e. Diabetes & Endocrinology. It is something not done before in our specialty in UK but American physicians do it on a yearly basis. It... Read More

NDA report for 2015-16 published

Dr Rob Gregory (Chairman, ABCD)
Wednesday, 1st February 2017
Members working in England and Wales can now access the first report from the National Diabetes Audit for 2015-16. I encourage you to look at data for your own CCGs and trusts to see how you compare with your peers.  These data are... Read More

2017 Clinical Excellence Awards

Professor Alan Sinclair (ABCD lead for CEA)
Thursday, 26th January 2017
2017 Clinical Excellence Awards - for ABCD members applying for National Awards. The 2017 round opens on Tuesday 28th February 2017 and closes at 17.00 on Tuesday 25th April 2017. As before, ABCD will provide support to members who wish to make a... Read More

Darzi Fellowship programme – insulin pumps

Dr Emma Wilmot (Chair, ABCD Insulin Pump Network)
Tuesday, 17th January 2017
Applications are being taken for a project to improve access to medical technology, specifically insulin pump therapy for adults with T1DM. The project has been shortlisted for the Darzi Fellowship programme in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Applications... Read More

The 2016 Rowan Hillson Insulin safety award

Professor Mike Sampson (Chair, JBDS - IP)
Thursday, 22nd December 2016
We are inviting colleagues to submit entries to this competition to find the best joint pharmacy and diabetes team initiative to improve insulin and prescribing safety in hospital. This JBDS – IP project is being led by our colleagues Umesh Dashora... Read More

Scottish government announces funding for diabetes

Dr Karen Adamson (ABCD Scottish Representative)
Wednesday, 21st December 2016
On 11/12/16, the Scottish Government announced an additional £10 million funding for Type 1 diabetes. The funding is to increase pump provision over the next 5 years and provide CGM to priority groups of patients including those with severe... Read More

NHS England Diabetes Call to Bid now published

Dr Rob Gregory (Chairman, ABCD)
Wednesday, 14th December 2016
The wait is over!  NHS England has advised that the Diabetes Call to Bid has now been published. The closing date for bids is 18 January.  Note there is a new requirement to those previously advised, for bids to be submitted via STPs. See... Read More

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