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Diabetes training opportunities

BEST 4 Diabetes HCP Education programme

BEST 4 Diabetes is a bespoke modular education programme for health care professionals within Berkshire West. The programme can be completed in its entirety or appropriate modules can be dipped into to refresh knowledge and skills.

Each module is fully interactive and facilitated by the appropriate specialist for the subject. The modules are developed in response to audits of care and educational needs within Berkshire West.

BEST 4 Diabetes is fully funded by Berkshire West CCG and therefore free to attend, although attendance is monitored and reported upon.

In line with the current situation the Community Diabetes Specialist Nurse team have created a series of online live events as part of their successful BEST 4 Diabetes education programme.

The programme will be delivered via Microsoft TEAMS with subjects broken down into one-hour bitesize sessions. 

As this is a new venture, we will be limiting attendance but don’t worry as we will be delivering more sessions and subjects soon.

The first event will be:

The Insulin Series

  • Part 1 Tuesday 14th July 12.30-13.30 - Which insulin is which? Common regimens, testing strategies
  • Part 2 Tuesday 21st July 12.30-13.30 - The insulin consultation, what to check
  • Part 3 Tuesday 28th July 12.30-13.30 - Optimising insulin, putting the above into practice

We recommend attending all three sessions as each will build upon the learning from the previous session. This series is intended to be the equivalent of our Type 2 Insulin Optimisation day.

To book a place or further information about BEST 4 Diabetes, please contact Claire Rowell

Diabetes in healthcare e-learning

 ‘Diabetes in Healthcare’ is a free e-learning programme on diabetes, designed for healthcare professionals, that provides a broad overview of diabetes care. It is RCN-accredited, and provides an introduction to diabetes for every healthcare professional who is not a specialist in diabetes but who wants to know more about the condition.

The programme includes information and guidance on:

  • how the condition should be diagnosed, treated and monitored
  • how to care for patients with diabetes effectively
  • the risk factors and potential health complications associated with diabetes
  • how to recognise patients at risk of diabetes-related health complications and how to support them to reduce their risk of those complications.

Driving, DVLA, diabetes - e-learning

Research has shown there is a lack of knowledge amongst patients with diabetes regarding the guidance issued by the DVLA. In this online module Professor Ken Shaw, who is a member of the DVLA Medical Panel, reviews the latest guidance along with the importance of testing blood glucose levels before and whilst driving. Upon completing this course you will earn a 1 CPD credit certificate, for which an additional impact credit can be claimed by implementing the provided audit tool.