Upcoming YDEF Courses




September 14-18th 2015, Stockholm

YDEF-Lilly EASD scholarship

Applications are now closed. We will be informing the succesful 'scholars' soon.

w/c 23rd November 2015

YDEF-ABCD Consultant Development Programme

Save the date for a NEW Management and Leadership Course that is being run in conjunction with the ABCD. It promises to be a comprehensive tailored programme for Diabetes and Endocrine physicians about to/having just embarked on their consultant post

NEYD - view from the trainees

The North European Young Diabetologists meeting was a resounding success and continued the tradition of high calibre events organised by YDEF. Here we have two attendees giving their unique perspectives on the meeting this year...


Commissioning secondary care - what does it all mean?

The Royal College of Physicians has launched a new resource for physicians that decodes the often complex world of commissioning, contracting, and payment systems in the NHS in England.

The new resource is the first in a series of practical tools to support physicians to influence the commissioning system that governs the way their services are designed and delivered. 

Commissioning in secondary care - what does it all mean?

NAFLD and diabetes survey

Professor Jeremy Tomlinson and his team are looking in to the day to day management of NAFLD in our clinics.

Help them out by taking a minute or two to fill in this very short survey questionnaire on https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PXKH9MX

This can be filled out by anyone who sees patients with diabetes on a regular basis (GPs, consultants, registrars, DSNs) so please forward it on if possible.

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

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 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

YDEF DAFNE Fellowships

The National DAFNE Programme is offering 10 annual YDEF fellowships for SpRs to train as DAFNE doctors and the Fellowship will cover the training costs of the DAFNE Doctors Programme. The YDEF is committed to supporting SpRs wishing to become DAFNE doctors. Click here to find out more

HEART UK 29th Annual Conference

HEART UK 29TH Annual Conference

The conference for medical, scientific, student and patient attendees with an interest in cardiovascular disease, lipids, atherosclerosis, cholesterol conditions and nutrition.

‘Lipids in the Community’

Wednesday 16th – Friday 18th September 2014
Hatfield, Hertsfordshire

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

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

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.

Trainee Survey Results Published

YDEF are pleased to report that former committee member Paul Grant's paper on the YDEF Training Survey 2014 has been published in the British Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease.

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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