New members sought to join Diabetes UK’s research steering groups

By Editor
21st October 2022
Diabetes UK, Good practice

“Passionate healthcare professionals” with a broad range of experience in the field of diabetes are being sought to join a Diabetes UK research steering group. 

The groups bring together healthcare professionals, researchers and people living with diabetes to pinpoint precisely where further research needs to happen to improve the lives of those living with the condition.

All healthcare professionals with a patient facing role in the field of diabetes are being encouraged to join, especially those working in primary care.

Researchers in all areas of diabetes are also invited to apply, particularly researchers near the start of their academic career.

In addition, researchers that do not specialise in diabetes can join if they have relevant expertise in statistics, health economics, health services or research design and methodology.

Steven Parks, Research Officer for Diabetes Research Steering Groups (DRSGs) at Diabetes UK, said: “The groups provide a great opportunity to influence research through effective collaboration.

“Researchers, healthcare professionals and people affected by diabetes are all involved in identifying priority areas of unmet clinical or research need and stimulating research in those areas to make the greatest possible difference to people living with diabetes. We are really excited about the impact of these groups and look forward to involving more passionate healthcare professionals in what we do.”

Each group has identified the need for expertise in the following areas:

  • Cause of diabetes
  • Type 1 diabetes treatments and prevention
  • Type 2 diabetes treatments and prevention
  • Acute care
  • Living with diabetes long-term
  • Complications
  • Children and young people with diabetes

Steven added: “The acute care group is keen to involve highly motivated healthcare professionals to help us achieve this goal.

“This group provides a great opportunity for healthcare professionals passionate about improving inpatient care to make a real difference, by using their expertise to influence research.”

Membership positions are undertaken on a voluntary basis and the membership team will start work at the beginning of 2023 for a minimum of three years.

Applications must be received by Sunday, October 23, 2022.

To apply, click here to fill in the application form and send it to DRSGs@diabetes.org.uk, along with a copy of your CV.

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