Upcoming YDEF Courses




April 24th-25th 2015

YDEF Northern Ireland

A YDEF course for our colleagues in the Northern Ireland packed with a variety of interesting and exciting content

May 20th-22nd 2015

YDEF Insulin Pump Course

Learn all you need to be confident and knowledgeable about selecting patients, setting up and using pumps, as well as the principles relating to their ongoing management

May 27th-29th 2015

NEYD - North European Young Diabetologists Research Meeting

The NEYD meeting is the key research meeting for those doing a diabetes-related research or service improvement. If you had a poster at DUK or have submitted to ADA or EASD, this is a perfect FREE opportunity to present your work in a friendly meeting in advance.  Attendance is totally FREE. Registration is now open - submit your abstract here.

June 15th 2015, RSM, London

YDEF Lipids for medics

This is going to be a joint meeting with the Royal Society. Registration is likely to open early in the new year

Quality in Care Awards in Diabetes 2015

The Quality in Care, or ‘QiC’, Diabetes 2015 programme was launched at this year’s Diabetes UK conference in London..

Now in its fifth year, QiC Diabetes offers you and your teams the opportunity to have your initiatives and projects recognised, rewarded and shared throughout the NHS and wider diabetes community. A QiC award means that your work can be fully acknowledged as improving the quality of life for people living with diabetes.

You will find all you need to know on the QiC Diabetes website, including a full list of categories for 2015 with three new additions introduced this year.
Entering is simple – download an entry form today. The closing date is the 28th May 2015.

If you require assistance or advice with your entry, do not hesitate to get in touch with Emma Clear on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +44 (0)1372 414220

The programme is partnered by Sanofi and supported by ABCD, Diabetes UK, the DISN UK Group, DRWF, PCDS, TREND and YDEF.

Hot Topics in Diabetes and Endocrinology

Another opportunity for you to further your educational needs brought to you by the Lilly team

Where: Chilworth Manor 

When: 22nd MAy 2015

More details here

Event flyer here

BRC-Crick Fellowship

This Fellowship is intended to fund Clinical Fellows for one year while they generate preliminary data to support an application for further funding for a PhD programme!

Area of research: Generation of duct-derived β-cells for diabetes treatment 

Supervisors: Axel Behrens, Pratik Choudhary and Peter Jones

Closing date: 28th April 2015

Full details of the scheme and projects are available on the Crick website here 

Project details here and apply here

YDEF Northern Ireland - Register Now!

The Northern Ireland Young Diabetologists & Endocrinologists' Forum Meeting wil be held on the 24th and 25th April 2015 at the Stormont Hotel, Belfast. This YDEF event joins the success of YDEF Wales (since 2011) and is now in it's fourth year.

4th Midlands Diabetes Update

This afternoon meeting provides  an opportunity to update knowledge, network with diabetes professionals. This event is free to health professionals and will be of interest to practitioners in primary and secondary care as well as researchers and those involved in the design and organisation of service delivery. Topics this year range from considerations pertinent to more effective prescribing to gender specific diabetes issues and a chaired discussion on the controversies and concerns in the modern management of diabetes.

When: Wednesday 15th April 2015

Where: The Menzies Birmingham City Hotel, Birmingham

Click here for more information 

Best Practice in Diabetology

Best Practice in Diabetology is a one-day symposium reviewing the latest advances and best practice guidance for the management of diabetes in secondary care. Evidence-based sessions will give you the opportunity to hear an internationally respected speaking faculty cover the many aspects of diabetes management while discussing new and emerging treatment options.

We have 2 locations for the talks

Royal College of Physicians, London on 24th June 2015 and Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Manchester on 2nd July 2015

Click here for details

Practice makes perfect - Wessex SCE course

Wessex have put together a fantastic two day weekend revision course FREE of charge thanks to the kind sponsors at Lilly. Now in it's 4th year with excellent feedback and subsequent exam pass rate. It has been organised by Dr Funke Akiboye, Dr Jana Bujanova and Dr Partha Kar. Places are limited so please book as soon as possible and don;t forget to send the £100 cheque as a deposit (which will be destroyed on attendance of course).

When: 23rd-24th May 2015

Where: Basingstoke  

Application deadline 30th April 2015

Click here for the programme and here for the registration form

YDEF Insulin Pump Course May 20th -22nd 2015 : Course full, thanks for all your interest!!

The YDEF's ever popular Insulin Pump Course is set to run again in 2015 with fantastic content delivered by internationally recognised speakers.

**Registration is now closed but we still have spaces for our free international research meeting click here!! **

                                          Thanks to huge demand the pump course places are now all filled! 

Many thanks to those who have paid, your place is confirmed. If you have registered your interest you have now been placed on a waiting list and will be emailed if a place becomes available. Your place will not be confirmed until payment is received.


Learn all you need to be confident and knowledgeable about selecting patients, setting up and using pumps, as well as the principles relating to their ongoing management such as carbohydrate counting.

RCP Endocrinology Update - 2nd July

Designed to bring busy clinicians up-to-date in endocrinology in just one day, this conference on the 2nd July at the RCP London, will update delegates on common endocrine conditions encountered in general clinical practice, in which there have been significant advances in the past few years. The programme is designed to be applicable to every-day practice and will be presented by experts at the forefront of the field.

For more information go to: www.rcplondon.ac.uk/medical-conference-endocrinology-update-0

Programme highlights will include:
•endocrinology on the psychiatric ward
•endocrinology on the oncology ward
•endocrine problems in pregnancy
•common and important queries and referrals to the endocrine team
•recent developments in endocrinology – latest research findings and hot topics.


YDEF Shape of Training response

The YDEF represent D&E trainees on the British Medical Association Multi-Speciality Working Group. In 2012 Sir David Greenaway, Professor of Economics, was appointed chair of the independent Shape of Training Review. This expert advisory group were tasked with reforming the structure of postgraduate medical education and training across the UK  . 

ABCD National Diabetes Consultant Mentorship Programme (NDCMP)

The NDCMP is a national initiative providing mentorship for newly-appointed consultants in diabetes and endocrinology. The purpose of the NDCMP is to support the development of consultants in diabetes and endocrinology for the future benefit of themselves and, thereby, our speciality and our patients.

EXTOD (Exercise for Type 1 DM Education)

EXTOD (Exercise for T1DM Education) Survey

Rob Andrews and his research team are conducting a survey of the current management of exercise in T1DM, specifically looking at the education patients receive and the resources that healthcare professionals offer them.

Please take 5 mins and follow the link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EXTOD1 to help them out.

ABCD nationwide dapagliflozin audit

ABCD are continuing to collect data for the nationwide dapagliflozin audit, the more reponses they get the more detailed the analysis of use in clinical practice can be assessed.

This is another great opportunity for trainees to become involved in a national audit and contribute to developing practice nationwide!

For more details read here

Barts MSc in Endo and Diabetes

Applications are now open for the popular Postgraduate Diploma / MSc programme in Endocrinology and Diabetes taught by distance-learning at Barts and the London School of Medicine, QMUL. Next entry is September 2015 and for more information about the course including eligibility and testimonials from previous students, the programme website is www.postgrad.bartsendocrinology.co.uk.

New for September 2015 is an exciting campus-based one year MSc course in Clinical Endocrinology and again please see www.postgrad.bartsendocrinology.co.uk for more information.

Patient Education in Diabetes - Evidence and Implementation in Practice

This is a free course for specialist registrars and new consultants. It is aimed at evaluating various group education and self management interventions in order to further develop these areas in your practice.

When: 25th and 26th June 2015

Where: Leicester Diabetes Centre, Leicester General Hospital

Places are limited so be sure to book as soon as possible. Please note travel and accomodation is not covered by this meeting.

For details including how to apply click here

YDEF NHS Reforms Guide All you wanted to know about 'management stuff' but were afraid to ask!



The NHS Commissioning Board (NHSCB) is an independent national organisation that will be responsible for ensuring the NHS delivers better outcomes for patients from April 2013. Read more here 


Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are clusters of GP practices that will be responsible for commissioning the majority of healthcare in England from April 2013. Read more here



The Commissioning Outcomes Framework (COF) will assess the quality of the services commissioned by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). Read more here 


The ‘Fair Shares’ funding formula is designed to take into account information on population when assessing the overall needs of each CCG area. Read more here


Healthwatch England, the new national independent consumer champion for health and social care in England, has been officially launched. Read more here


Value Based Pricing will incorporate a broader assessment of the value of a medicine, known as value based pricing, for new medicines (new active substances) Read more here


QIPP – Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention seeks to find £20billion efficiency savings by 2014-15, which will be reinvested in frontline care. Read more here



NHS England

NHS England (formerly known as the NHS Commissioning Board) is an independent national organisation responsible for the day-to-day running of the NHS. Read more here.

NHS Mandate

‘The Mandate’ is a document setting out the Government’s overall objectives for the NHS. Read more here.


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