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Newmarket staging first diabetes technology meeting

By Editor
15th July 2019
East of England, Technology Uncategorized

The first in a series of regional workshops on diabetes technology organised by a group of leading consultants will take place in Newmarket in September.

The Diabetes Technology Network (DTN), which is part of the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD), is staging the events to provide an opportunity to support diabetes teams in each region, enabling them to come together and plan for the future.

DTN has arranged the first event, which will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at Newmarket Racecourse, in partnership with the East of England Diabetes Clinical Network.

A spokesperson for DTN said: “The diabetes technology landscape is evolving rapidly. There have been recent changes to guidelines both nationally and regionally.  As a region it is essential that we have a cohesive approach to ensure equity of access to this new technology across the East of England and work to support this nationally.”

The programme for the day will deliver the following:

  • An overview of existing and emerging technology
  • Share best practice
  • Provide insights from commissioning teams of recent changes to guidelines and eligibility criteria
  • Case studies to be used to illustrate the application of this technology

The afternoon will provide protected time away from the clinical setting for specific table-top exercises, allowing for reflections and analysis on the challenges, gaps, strengths and opportunities within each local system and more widely in the East of England.

The ambition is to use the outputs of the table-top exercises to develop a three-year plan for service development, including training needs, mutual support and business cases that maybe required.  In addition, there will be extensive opportunities to network.

To register, click here.

Meanwhile, at the national DTN day, Dr Pratik Choudhary from King’s College London took over as the Vhair of DTN from Dr Emma Wilmott, with Dr Alistair Lumb, from Oxford, taking over as Vice Chair.

Speaking about the recent DTN Libre Education webinars, Dr Wilmot said: “DTN is very happy with the uptake and visibility of the DTN Libre Education webinars. These have have very high view numbers and we are really pleased with the national and International feedback we have received.”

Picture credit: Jo Szczepanska

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