Upcoming YDEF Courses




10th March 2015, ExCel, London

The YDEF Annual Day

Registration is now close. See you next week!

May 20th-22nd 2015

YDEF Insulin Pump Course

This is a 'save the date' for this ever popular course. Registration will be open soon. Look back or check the enewsletters for more details

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 MD or PHD.  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

Diabetes UK Harry Keen Intermediate Clinical Fellowship

Diabetes UK is pleased to announce the launch of the Harry Keen Intermediate Clinical Fellowship.  This fellowship has been established in recognition of the life and work of Professor Harry Keen, a clinical pioneer who helped to shape the understanding of diabetes and its treatment.

This Fellowship enables outstanding medically qualified professionals, and other clinically qualified professionals, including nurses, pharmacists and members of the Allied Health Professions, who have gained a PhD or equivalent, to establish themselves as independent researchers with a view to a long-term career as a clinical research leader in the field of diabetes.

The deadline for preliminary applications is 16 March 2015.

For details of the support offered, eligibility criteria, how to apply and detailed application deadlines please contact Diabetes UK’s Research Team ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or see the Diabetes UK website

North Europe Young Diabetologists (NEYD)

Welcome to the home page of the North Europe Young Diabetologists (NEYD) meeting

What is NEYD?

NEYD is a small friendly research meeting. It provides an opportunity for young diabetes researchers (like yourself!) to present their research (including research in progress) to peers from other North European countries. You can submit your abstract here. This year the meeting is going to be held in the Netherlands. Thanks to Sponsorship from Beoringher-Ingelheim it is FREE for UK attendees.

What is the meeting like?

This is a really enjoyable, informal, residential, meeting with the opportunity to gain feedback on not only on your research and its presentation, but also on presentation skills. The best 10 candidates from each of the UK, Netherlands and Denmark meet and get to present and discuss their work. More experienced researchers are on hand to guide and critique... and there will be a few drinks in the evening!

This is the group on the cliffs above Saunton Sands, in May 2014:

Annual exercise and Type 1 Diabetes conference

Registration is now open for this FREE full day conference on exercise and Type 1 Diabetes. It is to be held on 15/5/2015 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, UK

For more details and to register go to: http://extod.org/annual-exercise-and-type-1-conference.html

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

Diabetes UK: Living with Diabetes Days

Diabetes UK are launching an exciting national programme of Living with Diabetes Days, and want YOU to get involved and help.

ABCD Nationwide Exenatide QW audit

ABCD is pleased to announce the launch of the ABCD nationwide exenatide QW audit and would like to invite you to take part.

This is a great opportunity for registrars as not only will you be involved in a nationwide audit but as a contributor you will be listed on all abstracts, publications etc.

For more information and to join the audit see:

Healthcare Professional Volunteering

Volunteering at a children's or young person Diabetes UK camps is one of the most rewarding things you can do as a SpR in Diabetes and Endocrinology. These events offer an invaluable, all expenses paid opportunity to gain experience of diabetes outside a clinical setting.

You can find out more information at  www.diabetes.org.uk/How_we_help/Care-events/Healthcare-professional-volunteering/

Latest from the Society for Endocrinology

The latest meetings and updates from the team at BioScientifica, relevant for the keen, young higher specialist trainee about town.

YDEF Annual Day - now with FREE DUK APC registration


YDEF committee member wins inaugural RCPE award

Congratulations to our very own Amar Puttanna for firstly, being nominated, and subsequently being awarded the John Munro Medal for excellence in teaching from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. This prestigious award was developed for recognition of exceptional trainees who went ‘above and beyond’ their role in the workplace to ensure education and training needs were met. 

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.

National DKA audit

Ketan Dhatariya, the lead author of the latest version of the JBDS DKA guideline is keen to get SpRs involved in the National DKA audit. This is something that is going to be published as a snapshot of how DKA is being managed in the UK.

You can read more about the DKA audit and what is involved below - or on this invitation letter: http://www.diabetologists-abcd.org.uk/DKA_Audit/DKA_audit_invite_letter.pdf

The forms for the audit are here (Insitutional data collection Form 1) and here (Patient data collection Form 2). These two hard copies - you should have received electronic copies via email. If not email Ketan Dhatariya.

Clinical Endocrinology On-Line Modules have now launched

We are pleased to announce that the new educational initiative for higher specialist trainees in Endocrinology has now been launched. The team behind the SfE journal Clinical Endocrinology and Wiley Health have created some clever on-line content which can be accessed here.

The first three modules cover, Phaeo crisis, oligomenorrhoea and giant prolactinomas.

SfE: Emergency Endocrine Guidance

The Society for Endocrinology’s Clinical Committee has recently produced three new succinct and clinically useful Emergency Endocrine Guidance Documents; useful for the acute medical and emergency wards:

Acute Hypocalcaemia (for use in adult patients),

Acute Hypercalcaemia, and

Pituitary Apoplexy.

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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