Diabetes adult nursing competency framework updated

By Editor
6th March 2019
Clinical guidance, Good practice

An updated version of a diabetes nursing adult competency framework has been published to reflect the latest evidence.

Diabetes nursing organisation TREND-UK has this week released the 5th edition of the Integrated Career and Competency Framework for Adult Diabetes Nursing.

This latest version provides all nurses and unregistered practitioners with clear guidance on the competencies needed to meet professional standards of practice.

It has evolved to keep abreast of changes and ensure that nurses keep up-to-date and work effectively to provide a high-quality service.

In the foreword, the TREND-UK Co-chairs Debbie Hicks, June James, Jill Hill said: “Diabetes nursing has progressed considerably since the first version of a set of competencies for nurses working in diabetes was published in 2005. This document has evolved and been adapted since then to reflect these changes to still remain a valid resource for nurses to plan a career pathway in diabetes nursing, as well as a tool to benchmark competence in whatever aspect or level a nurse is working in diabetes care.

“We would like to thank the people who reviewed the previous edition and recommended areas that needed updating and adding, and also to those who wrote the five new topics included in this edition.”

It has been endorsed by Diabetes UK, Diabetes Frail, the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) and Primary Care Diabetes Society (PCDS).

To access the document, click here.

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