Diabetes training programme updated

By Editor
3rd August 2016
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A diabetes education programme for healthcare professionals developed by the NHS has been updated as part of a thorough review.

Effective Diabetes Education Now! (EDEN) is a comprehensive training package providing knowledge and skills to deliver high-quality levels of diabetes care to patients in the community.

Now all 12 existing modules have been updated to incorporate the latest clinical evidence and practice.

Three new modules have also been created as part of a major review to ensure and maintain high-quality standards. They include ‘Cultural Competency’, ‘Fundamentals in Caring for the Older Person with Diabetes’ and ‘Behavioural Change Approaches’.

The education programme has been developed by the Leicester Diabetes Centre, an international centre of excellence in diabetes research, education and innovation.

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EDEN lead Laura Willcocks said: “With the increase in type 2 diabetes, the NHS needs to be in a position to offer optimum care to help people manage their condition and avoid costly and devastating complications and admissions.

“Based at the Leicester Diabetes Centre, we are ideally positioned to upskill healthcare professionals working in diabetes and transform clinical practice through education.”

Geri Gray, a diabetes specialist nurse working in the EDEN team, added: “EDEN is about meeting the needs of healthcare professionals delivering diabetes care through up-to-date and effective diabetes treatment and care.”

Dr Sam Seidu, GP and diabetes lead, said: “Through EDEN, providers will be able to offer their patients optimal management of diabetes and its related conditions and improved health outcomes.”

The Leicester Diabetes Centre is a partnership between the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and the University of Leicester, led by Professor Melanie Davies CBE and Professor Kamlesh Khunti.

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