Diabetes quality outcome workshop launches
The first practical and interactive national workshop focusing on driving quality outcomes in diabetes care will take place in June.
The Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) event will be held across four venues on Thursday, 23 June.
The free CPD accredited conference is for primary and secondary care, clinicians, commissioners, medicine management leads and pharmacists.
The workshops will take place at the Royal Society of Medicine in London, the Kegworth Hotel and Conference Centre in Derby, the Leeds Marriott and Wolverhampton’s Molineux Stadium.
They will be streamed live on the internet so presentations from the London hub or the regional workshops will be transmitted to the other centres.
A discussion and question and answer session will follow each presentation.
Dr Robert Gregory, who is the chair of the ABCD, said: “ABCD members are finding it difficult to travel overseas to attend important international meetings to get their essential updates in developments in diabetes.
“They also tell me that they would appreciate networked events rather than having to travel to London or other places which involve staying away from home overnight.
“Furthermore they appreciate hearing about innovative practice which is not always disseminated as widely as it deserves.
“But most importantly they tell me how difficult it is to talk to commissioners directly to discuss how to take diabetes innovations forward in their own locality.
“This meeting gives them an ideal opportunity to combine all of these things in one day.”
The event is being supported by Diabetes UK and the NHS Clinical Commissioners.