DSN career progression survey launched

By Editor
29th October 2020

Diabetes Specialist Nurses (DSNs) who are Band 5 and above are once again being asked to take part in a survey relating to their job satisfaction. 

The poll was originally launched in September, but due to technical errors the data was lost and those who participated are being asked to answer the questions once again.

The questionnaire is being led by Dr Moulinath Banerjee, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and supervised by Dr Cathy Sherratt from Edge Hill University.

They want to use the information to determine how the skills and qualifications of DSNs relate to their job satisfaction. It is hoped the findings might identify any facilitators and barriers which DSNs might face when it comes to career progression.

The research will be published as part of Dr Banerjee’s MA dissertation. It is also hoped the results will be published in a peer-reviewed medical or nursing journal.

Dr Banerje said: “The purpose of the study is to identify the skills and qualifications of the DSNs in the UK and how they relate to their job satisfaction and career progression.

“I am hoping to recruit DSNs who are Band 5 and above and have been working in the UK continuously for at least six months, part-time or full time and irrespective of their employers. The study is completely anonymous and involves completing a questionnaire which will take around 30-45 minutes to complete.

“By taking part, you will be helping the diabetes professional community, especially your fellow DSNs, by contributing to understanding these professional issues, which may help the DSNs in the UK in the future.”

The study protocol has been reviewed and approved by the Faculty of Health, Social Care & Medicine Research Ethics Committee at Edge Hill University.  The project is fully compliant with the requirements of GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.

To take part in the survey, click here.

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