NAFLD and diabetes survey

Written by Amar Puttanna on Sunday, 24 May 2015 15:40.

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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

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.


Hot Topics in Diabetes and Endocrinology

Written by Amar Puttanna on Saturday, 18 April 2015 20:51.

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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


Best Practice in Diabetology

Written by Amar Puttanna on Thursday, 26 March 2015 22:30.

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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

Written by Amar Puttanna on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 21:18.

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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


RCP Endocrinology Update - 2nd July

Written by Ali Chakera on Friday, 17 April 2015 08:41.

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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:

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.



Quality in Care Awards in Diabetes 2015

Written by Ali Chakera on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 21:49.

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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.


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

Written by Amar Puttanna on Saturday, 07 March 2015 12:12.

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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