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Diabetes Professional Care 2020 dates unveiled

By Editor
5th December 2019

The dates of next year’s Diabetes Professional Care have been unveiled by organisers. 

DPC2020 will take place on Wednesday, November 11 and Thursday, November 12 2020, just two days before World Diabetes Day on Saturday, November 14.

Once again, the largest free-to-attend, CPD-accredited conference and exhibition for all healthcare professionals involved in the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes, and its related conditions, will take place in Olympia London’s National Hall, the largest space at the venue, to cope with growing demand.

This year a record-breaking crowd of more than 5,300 people attended the two-day show, which some have claimed was “the best one yet”.

Standards of excellence

This year there were several launches made at the two-day show, which included the results of the first-ever, England-wide Diabetes Specialist Nurse (DSN) Audit.

Carried out by TREND-UK, an organisation that represents all diabetes nursing groups, the findings showed there are currently 117 nursing job titles relating to diabetes. TREND-UK want to reduce these job titles to just two.

The inaugural Experience of Care Survey for people with Diabetes was also unveiled at DPC2019. This survey was carried out by DPC in partnership with Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation. The results showed that almost half of people with diabetes only see a healthcare professional on average for 20 minutes or less every year, despite the condition affecting them on a daily basis. The findings also indicate the need for more focus on mental health and well-being among people with diabetes.

Achievements, standards of excellence and commitment to quality were also celebrated at the end of the first day of DPC when the winners of the Industry Awards were announced.

A total of 18 trophies were awarded to the winners who were determined by an independent panel of leading professionals from the diabetes community.

This year a series of six new specialist clinics were at the heart of a revamped programme at DPC2019. A wide range of healthcare professionals, including Diabetes Specialist Nurses, Diabetologists, Practice Nurses, GPs, Consultants, Podiatrists, Pharmacists and Dietitians, attended the two-day show.

There were also diabetes leads from Strategic Clinical Network Leads, representatives from nursing organisation TREND-UK and the Association of British Diabetologists (ABCD), each presenting CPD-accredited presentations at the event.

DPC2019 brought together the entire diabetes multi-disciplinary team, and met its objective of supporting healthcare professionals in delivering joined-up care through the sharing of best practice and experience between healthcare teams in primary, community, specialist care and CCGs.

Founder Maggie Meer, who launched DPC in 2015 to improve diabetes care, said: “We are proud to once again have provided free education to healthcare professionals to support the NHS to improve care.

“Access to high-quality, practical information for free is the cornerstone of DPC and represents everything we stand for. We are thrilled to have put on the biggest and best DPC to date, having shared innovation and best practice among all our attendees.”

Full registration has not yet opened for DPC2020, but healthcare professionals can reserve a free place here.

Full registration has not yet opened for DPC2020, but healthcare professionals can reserve a free place here.

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