Upcoming YDEF Courses




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. We have selected our delegates - please apply again next year.

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 soon

Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Future Hospital Project Fellow

Evaluating the impact of integrated diabetes care on patients, clinicians and the health system as a whole in Oxfordshire. 

The Royal College of Physicians is seeking to appoint a fellow to lead work aimed at evaluating the impact of integrated diabetes care on patients, clinicians and the health system as a whole in Oxfordshire.  The Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Future Hospital Project Fellow (the Fellow) will develop and implement an evaluation tool to use in the implementation of integrated Diabetes services in Oxfordshire.  

Closing date: Tuesday 26th May 2015

Interview: 23rd June 2015, London

More information here

Consultant posts at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust seeks to appoint 2 substantive consultant physicians in Diabetes and Endocrinology to join a team totalling 9 consultants  with a broad and balanced job plan and opportunities in clinical and academic medicine.

The Trust has a reputation for delivering a high level of clinical care and is the second largest Undergraduate Teaching Hospital in the region.

Click here for details 

Patient Education in Chronic Conditions: An example from Diabetes – Evidence and Implementation in practice

Update: Please note the change in date and ammended schedule for this course.

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. Places are limited so apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

When: 9th and 10th October 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

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.

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

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  . 

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

Diabetes UK Sir George Alberti and RD Lawrence Fellowships

Sir George Alberti Research Training Fellowship
This fellowship enables graduate healthcare professionals to work towards a PhD or MD in diabetes research and develop a career in research. Applications are invited from individuals working in a patient-facing role including, but not limited to, doctors, nurses, midwives, psychologists and dietitians. 

More information, eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found at: www.diabetes.org.uk/alberti-fellowship  

RD Lawrence Fellowship
This is a prestigious career development fellowship which enable exceptional candidates with three to six years postdoctoral research experience to undertake outstanding diabetes research. 

More information, eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found at: www.diabetes.org.uk/rd-lawrence-fellowship

Deadline for applications: 31st October 2015

YDEF Lipids for Medics.


 The YDEF Lipids for Medics course is now in its fourth year. This year we are running the meeting in conjunction with the Royal Society of Medicine in London. This course will cover essential aspects of the investigation and management of lipid disorders, and is geared towards trainees in diabetes / endocrinology, cardiology, clinical pharmacology, etc, who will encounter patients with dyslipidaemia but for whom this area of medicine often receives little formal training. It is on Monday 15 June 2015 at the Royal Society of Medicine.

More details are available at the RSM website

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.

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.


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.

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.

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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