Upcoming YDEF Courses

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Course

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11th - 13th May 2016

YDEF Pump Course

YDEF Insulin Pump Course is set to run again in 2016. Many thanks for your interest, this year's course is now full, look out for the 2017 course!

18th - 20th May 2016

NEYD

NEYD is a fantastic meeting that provides an opportunity for young diabetes researchers (like yourself!) to present their research APPLY HERE

Deadline tonight! - Locum Consultant Post

A last minute notification of a 2 year fixed locum consuiltant post in diabetes and endocrinology at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

Deadline tonight 25/04/16

Click here for details

 

Consultant job in Warwickshire

An exciting opportunity to apply for a consultant post in Diabetes and endocrinology at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust. Work with an enthusiastic and friendly team to develop diabetes care.

Deadline for application: 27th April 2016

For more details and information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here for details and to apply

Junior Doctor Contract: full contract published, industrial action escalated

NHS employers recently published the updated junior doctor contract with full terms and conditions. Please take time to read the contract and explanations here.
We at YDEF do not support a contract that remains unsafe and unfair to trainees.

With the last 48hour strike having just finished, we also like to highlight to our members that the next strike will be a full walkout including emergency care between 8am and 5pm on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th April 2016.

NHS employers website              BMA application for judicial review into the contract            BMA website

Quality in Care Awards in Diabetes 2016

Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes recognises, rewards and shares innovative practice demonstrating quality in diabetes management, education and services for people with diabetes and/or their families.Gaining QiC recognition means an initiative has been highlighted by the NHS, patients and industry as improving the quality of life for people living with diabetes.

Entries are invited from anyone working in the diabetes arena. Whatever the area of patient care, if your initiative or programme relates to diabetes in any way, you should enter it. Judges are keen to review a wide spectrum of entries and recognise the innovative practice that we know is out there.

More information here         Award categories here        Entry guidelines here

Closing date: Friday May 27 2016                Judging day: Thursday July 21 2016

Awards ceremony will take place at Sanofi’s Guildford headquarters on Thursday October 13 2016

North Europe Young Diabetologists (NEYD)

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

What is NEYD?

NEYD is a fantastic meeting that 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 Denmark. Thanks to Sponsorship from Boeringher-Ingelheim it is FREE for UK attendees.

Wessex SCE Course

Practice makes perfect - Wessex SCE course

Basingstoke - 23rd-24th April 2016 - FREE to register
Wessex have put together a fantastic two day weekend revision course FREE of charge (sponsored by Eli Lilly). Now in it's 5th year with an excellent exam pass rate. Click below to read more and register online via the link in the invite.

Meeting invite                                    Programme here                          Website registration here

Junior doctor contract: contract to be imposed

Following the latest strike action on Thursday 11th February 2016, Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State announced his decision to impose the new junior doctors contract in England.

YDEF are disappointed and dismayed by this imposition. We stand with the BMA (and our members) in objecting to such methods and the proposed contract.
The coming few weeks and months will be crucial to the future of the NHS and our profession. We continue to urge our members to keep up to date with events. Please take some time to read the latest developments below.

Sir David Dalton's letter to BMA            BMA response to Secretary of State           BMA alternative pay proposal

BMA response following imposition of contract                   

RCP response   RCPE response    RCGP response    RCS joint response    RCoA response   RCPsych response

 

Heart UK 30th Annual Conference

 

Join HEART UK in celebrating its 30th conference anniversary year.

THE conference for medical, scientific, healthcare and student attendees with an interest in cholesterol, atherosclerosis, lipid conditions, cardiovascular disease and nutrition.

Click here for details                        Click here for the website and to register

Abstract submission here                  Abstract deadline: Friday 4th March 2016

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. For more information about the course including eligibility and testimonials from previous students, the programme website is www.postgrad.bartsendocrinology.co.uk.

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

Vision UK 2016: Expanding Horizons

Vision UK is the leading annual conference for the eye health and sight loss sectors. Expanding Horizons will push the boundaries for implementing the UK Vision Strategy nationally and ensure that we engage with organisations and influencers across the wider health and social care sectors.

Working with Diabetes UK, part of the conference will consider issues such as the implications of risk-based interval screening, data provision and integrated diabetes care.
Click here for details and programme

When
: Tuesday 14th June 2016

Where: Grange Tower Hotel, London

Click here for more details and to apply

Upcoming industrial action

The BMA recently anounced a further 3 sets of 48 hour strikes in view of the Government's continued plans to impose the junior doctor contract. Industrial action continues the format of previous ones with only emergency care being provided. Below are the scheduled strike dates.

Wed 9th - Fri 11th March 2016 : Emergency care only between 8am on Wednesday 9th March and 8am on Friday 11th March (48 hours)

Wed 6th - Fri 8th April 2016: Emergency care only between 8am on Wednesday 6th April and 8am on Friday 8th April (48 hours)

Tue 26th - Thu 28th April 2016: Emergency care only between 8am on Tuesday 26th April and 8am on Thursday 28th April (48 hours)

Read more here                                        BMA guide to taking industrial action

YDEF Insulin Pump Course May 11th - 13th 2016

**Registration now closed, thanks for your interest!! If you would like to be placed on the waiting list please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Watch out for the course in 2017**

The YDEF's ever popular Insulin Pump Course is set to run again in 2016 with fantastic content delivered by internationally recognised speakers.                                          

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.

YDEF Retinopathy 2015: the trainee perspective

On the 7th-8th December 2015, 22 trainees attended the YDEF Retinopathy course in Birmingham. This was a well received and enjoyable event and below is a short overview of the day from one of the attendees.

Early in December last year just over 20 diabetes specialist registrars, from around the country, congregated at Heart of England's Diabetic Eye Screening Centre for the 4th YDEF "Diabetic Retinopathy and Screening for Diabetologists". This was once again oversubscribed and looks set to be a firm fixture in the YDEF calendar. I was about to find out why.

1st National ABCD Insulin Pump Network Meeting

 

 

BOOK NOW to secure your place at this landmark inaugural meeting of the ABCD Insulin Pump Network to be held on Thursday 21st April 2016 at the Renaissance Hotel, Manchester.

Programme here                        More information here                         Register here

Junior Doctor Contract: Industrial action Feb 10th

Industrial action planned for 10th February 2016.

As talks between NHS England, DoH and BMA via ACAS failed to progress, planned industrial action is to take place. 

However, instead of full walkout, the strike will be for 24hrs (8am Wednesday 10th Feb to 8am Thursday 11th) and be for non-emergency care only.

BMA guide to industrial action

Sir David Dalton's letter regarding junior doctor contract

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

 

NHSCB

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 

CCGs

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

 

COF

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

Fairshare

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

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

VBP

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

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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