DSNs invited to take part in nationwide survey
Band 5 and above Diabetes Specialist Nurses (DSNs) are being called upon to take part in a small-scale study to identify how their skills and qualifications relate to their job satisfaction.
The research 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 are hoping to identify any facilitators and barriers DSNs might face when it comes to career progression.
The findings 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.
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