Type 2 diabetes funding debate made live

By Editor
15th March 2018
Education, Good practice

Those with an interest in diabetes can now view a live debate and a popular keynote session that were carried out a major conference last year.

The Diabetes Professional Care Conference (DPC), which attracted a record 3,235 delegates in November, invited three experts working within the field of diabetes to discuss where they thought NHS money was best spent when it comes to type 2 diabetes.

Entitled ‘Billions of £s and 10% of the NHS budget spent on type 2 diabetes – where should we be investing our money?’, Dr Ian Lake, a GP locum based in Gloucestershire with a long-term interest in preventive medicine, Dr Kevin Fernando, a GP partner working at the coalface in North Berwick Health Centre and Professor Johnathan Valabhji, the national clinical director for obesity and diabetes at NHS England, debated the subject in front of delegates.

The keynote speech, by Professor Valabhji and Dr Partha Kar, the associate national clinical director for diabetes for NHS England, has also been made live on DPC’s website. Together they examined the digital transformation of the health services.

DPC is the only free-to-attend and CPD-accredited event for healthcare professionals involved in the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes.

Over the course of the two-day conference, delegates were able to attend presentations and workshops on a variety of topics, such as the childhood obesity strategy, type 2 diabetes reversal and diabetes burnouts.

Keith Vaz, MP and chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes was a keynote speaker at the event.

He said: “This is a truly interactive conference and one that makes a big difference to people’s lives. What is special about DPC is that it brings together so many disparate groups under one roof, once a year. Where people can come and exchange information, find out what is going on, and then go back and be enthused about the changes that have been brought to them. I think it’s amazing.”

This year’s conference will take part in London’s Olympia, on November 14 and 15, 2018.

To view the debate, click here.

To register your interest for the free event, click here.

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