On Demand Webinar: The challenges of delivering person centred care in the virtual world

This is the second of our 2021 ABCD webinar series which run on the first Thursday of each month.

In this second ABCD webinar, Emma Wilmot and colleagues Anne KIlvert and Charles Fox will explore the impact of Covid-19 on person centred care. Through live interviews with people with diabetes Lee Calladine and Claire Levy, followed by a panel discussion, we will consider how we strive for quality care in challenging circumstances. Please join us and contribute to the live Q&A.

Learning objectives:
1. Understand the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the mental and physical wellbeing of people living with diabetes.
2. Consider the pro's and con's of delivering care on a virtual platform
3. Develop and understanding of the importance of peer support and how healthcare professionals can support people with diabetes to access this

Emma Wilmot
Emma Wilmot is a Consultant Diabetologist at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust. Her specialist interests include Type 1 diabetes, insulin pump therapy and diabetes technology, young adults with diabetes and antenatal diabetes care. She was awarded the University of Leicester medal for excellent PhD performance in 2013 for her PhD “Type 2 diabetes in younger adults” and was appointed as an Honorary (consultant) Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham in 2018. She is principal investigator on several diabetes research trials. She is founder of the ABCD Diabetes Technology Network UK. As chair she previously led the delivery of educational events for multidisciplinary diabetes teams and the development of national insulin pump ‘best practice’ guides, in addition to online modules for people living with diabetes. Emma is an elected Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) committee member and DAFNE structured education executive board member. She is a member of the National Diabetes Audit Insulin Pump Expert Reference Group and has also been involved in the #languagematters movement.

Charles Fox
I qualified in medicine from Oxford University and St. Thomas' Hospital and trained in diabetes centres at Leicester, Poole, St Thomas', Exeter and Bristol.  From 1980 - 2012 I was consultant physician with a special interest in diabetes at Northampton General Hospital.  I now work as honorary lecturer for the Diabetes Masters in Leicester University. My special interests in diabetes are education, communication and patient empowerment, with particular emphasis on diabetes in people at each end of the spectrum, that is young adults and older people with diabetes. Since 1986 I have organised an annual counselling and empowerment course for health care professionals working in diabetes. I have worked with the R&D unit at Northampton General Hospital since it was founded in 1982 and have been Principal Investigator in a large number of studies, including UKPDS, DESMOND, 4T and FOURIER. I have recently become interested in the problem of diabetes and dementia and the training of professionals who work in this area.

Co-author of the following books:
•    “Diabetes at your Fingertips” - a question and answer handbook for people with diabetes and their carers.  The 7th edition, written with Anne Kilvert,  appeared in January 2011.   
•    “Diabetes in the Real World” with Tony Pickering, a family doctor in Northampton, - for health care professionals.  Winner of the Asher Award in 1997.    
•    “Vital Diabetes” with Mary MacKinnon – for primary care teams, 4th  edition 2007.
•    “Type 2 Diabetes in adults of all ages” with Anne Kilvert. 2nd edition 2014. Selected in 2017 for the NHS Reading Well project.

Anne Kilvert
I am a diabetes consultant working with the Northamptonshire Community Diabetes Multidisciplinary Team, having previously been a consultant at Northampton General Hospital from 1995 until 2013. I was a committee member of the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists for 9 years and, having co-authored the 2016 ABCD document ‘Standards of Care for management of Adults with Type 1 Diabetes’, I edited the 2020 update of this document. I remain fully committed to supporting people with type 1 diabetes to self-manage and am a faculty member of the Knuston Hall Diabetes Counselling and Empowerment course, which teaches health care professionals how to empower people with diabetes.

Lee Calladine
Lee is the Educational Event Co-ordinator for national diabetes charity the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation. Working collaboratively with diabetes specialist teams and healthcare professionals across the UK, Lee ensures the charity achieves its objectives to provide ongoing educational support for people living with all forms of Diabetes. During that time, he has worked as a patient advisor on many NHS initiatives and regularly speaks at medical student lectures for University Hospitals Southampton NHS Trust and takes part in panel discussions at healthcare conferences.  Lee has also been living with Type 1 Diabetes for 20 years. He is under the expert care of Dr Iain Cranston and the specialist diabetes team at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth. He attends his GP for routine tests like HbA1c. Lee manages his diabetes with multiple daily injections and the Freestyle Libre system.  

 

Claire Levy
Claire Levy (60) is the public relations and communications lead at Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation. She joined the charity in 2011 as the community fundraiser and helped to organise a number of fundraising events from Dragon Boat Racing to sky diving. Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes  in 2017, which came as a shock even though she worked for the charity, she has come to terms with it over the last few years. She was diagnosed with the classic symptoms of sight alterations, excessive thirst and urinating. Whilst living in Hampshire and working at the charity Claire made a huge effort to lose weight and by the time she returned to East Yorkshire she was delighted to be off any medication. Continuing to lose weight and making an effort to exercise as much as possible Claire was disappointed to have to return to taking diabetes medication and was put on a basal insulin injection. Claire went to the Brocklehurst Diabetes Centre in Hull to talk to Professor Thozhukat Sathyapalan, Professor of Endocrinology about DRWF and he suggested she come to his clinic at the centre. Claire is delighted with the revised treatment he has instigated, she is now on an SGLT2 tablet Forxiga and the one a week GLP1 injection Ozempic. She has lost more weight, eight stone since diagnosis, and her last HbA1C was 34. 

 

Cathy Lloyd
Dr Cathy Lloyd is Professor of Health Studies at The Open University, UK. She has an international reputation for research in the psychosocial field of diabetes. Her research includes work on diabetes and mental health taking an inclusive approach to her work and promoting positive and appropriate language for clinical encounters between people with diabetes, obesity and health care professionals. She teaches health and social care to undergraduates and supervises a number of doctoral students. Professor Lloyd leads the Community Interventions Network for Diabetes and Depression (CoIN-DD), a collaborative research group for academics, researchers and clinicians in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania. She is the Project Lead for a global study in 15 countries, the International Prevalence and Treatment of Diabetes and Depression (INTERPRET-DD) Study investigating the prevalence of recognised and unrecognised depression, diabetes-related emotional distress, and the country-specific care pathways that are initiated to treat co-morbid diabetes and depression. 

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