On Demand Webinar: Care Home Diabetes – A Continuing Health and Social Care Challenge

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This is our inaugural ABCD webinar, the first in a series. 

Despite all the negatives from the emergence of the Covid-19 virus, it has forced us to work, think and communicate differently and never has team work been more important.

No one can have missed the sad headlines highlighting excess deaths of individuals in care home and disproportionate numbers having diabetes.

Over Alan’s talk “Care home diabetes: a continuing health & social care challenge” will not only consider the residents perspective but also that of care home staff, Primary care and the wider economic implications.

Professor Alan SinclairSpeaker: Professor Alan J Sinclair

MSc MD FRCP, Director of the Foundation for Diabetes Research in Older People (FDROP), and Visiting Chair in Diabetes Care, King’s College, London

Professor Alan Sinclair is an international expert in diabetes and clinical gerontology and founded the Foundation for Diabetes Research in Older People at Diabetes Frail. He is a former Professor of Medicine at the University of Bedfordshire and former Dean at the Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Postgraduate Medical School. He has provided advice for the UK NICE organisation, British Geriatrics Society, Diabetes UK, ABCD, Joint British Diabetes Societies, Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the UK Government Department of Health on matters relating to diabetes in older people. He has produced international guidelines on diabetes care for older people available on www.diabetesfrail.org

He has interests in ageing and frailty, nutrition, stroke illness, end of life diabetes care, care home diabetes and cognitive dysfunction/Alzheimer’s disease. He co-led the development of the IDF Guideline on Managing Older People with Type 2 Diabetes and is Chair of the European Diabetes Working Party for Older People (EDWPOP) which has produced three sets of international clinical guidance.  Alan has been designated a WHO Expert in Diabetes and has for several years been a member of a World Expert Group on Frailty by the WHO. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of the IAGG in 2013 for services to older people and diabetes.  Alan was the first National Clinical Lead in Diabetes for Older People at NHS Diabetes. He is the author of many papers in the area of geriatrics, frailty, nutrition and diabetes. Professor Sinclair has been involved in collaboration in 7 EU-funded projects connected with frailty and older people including patients with diabetes.

After successfully establishing in 2008, the first Institute of its kind devoted to diabetes in older people (Institute of Diabetes for Older People, IDOP) he launched in 2014, Diabetes Frail, a not for profit research organisation dedicated to developing high quality research in older people and in those with diabetes, frailty and/or dementia. Alan is now a Hon consultant in Diabetes at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust and Visiting Professor in Diabetes Care at King’s College, London and has recently established a National Advisory Panel for Care Home Diabetes in order to enhance the quality of diabetes care within these settings and to bring about positive change in how care home residents with diabetes are managed.

Dr Susannah RowlesSession Chair: Dr Susannah Rowles

ABCD Honorary General Secretary & Lead for Transitional Care

Susannah is a consultant at Pennine Acute NHS Hospitals Trust and based at Fairfield hospital in Bury. Diversity seems to be the best aspect of Susannah's job as she provides diabetes care within both the hospital and community setting, endocrine services. The team started developing integrated diabetes services back in 2005 and this has evolved into services spanning 4 hospitals and 4 CCGs currently and is still in evolution with the challenge posed by “Devo Manc”. Susannah represents ACBD on the RCP Diabetes & Endocrine Specialist Advisory committee and has an interest in the development and delivery of high-quality transition services.

Discipline: 
Diabetes
Clinical taxonomy: 
Community diabetes care
COVID-19
Type 1 diabetes mellitus
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
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