Upcoming YDEF Courses

Date

Course

Details

23rd October 2017

YDEF Workshop on Motivational Interviewing

Allowing trainees to excel in their consultation skills and empower patients to gain better control and self management of their diabetes. Click here

27th-28th November 2017

YDEF Retinopathy 

Oversubscribed. Any further applications will go on a waiting list.

Now a permanent fixture for YDEF, learn more about this complication of diabetes from the experts! The only course on diabetic retinopathy  for registrars! Click here for details

27th November - 1st December 2017

ABCD Consultant Development Programme

Supported by YDEF and organised by ABCD, this is the only D&E trainee focussed leadership and management course. Accredited by the Institute of Learning and Management for final year trainees and new consultants. Click here

2017 bonus!

Free ABCD membership

ABCD understand that trainees are the future of the speciality and are keen to have you on their team! Find out how to save £75 here 

YDEF committee members needed

Do you hold a National Training Number and have at least 2 years before CCT completion? Do you love our specialty? Are you interested in improving education and communication amongst specialist trainees?

We are looking for dynamic, enthusiastic people to join the YDEF committee and help develop YDEF even more!

DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 20th FEBRUARY 2017! 

Assessing work-related well-being of Diabetes / Endocrine StRs - A YDEF initiative to help to improve training conditions

 

It is about TIME we assess the work place well-being for the trainee registrars in our wonderful specialty i.e. Diabetes & Endocrinology. It is something not done before in our specialty in UK but American physicians do it on a yearly basis. It is an important aspect to identify in our training and it may help improve work related experience and the stressors faced by our StR. This survey is completely anonymous and it may have a significant impact on identifying work related well-being/burnout.

Please note that we the organisers have to pay for each link (approx 2£ to click a licensed survey link, even if you do not complete) so please click only when you have ten minutes to spare for your specialty.

This independent survey will help us identify the concerns and status of work-related well-being in Diabetes and Endocrine StRs across England, Wales & Scotland so please take 10 minutes to fill this survey. Please note that this is the pre-survey page (surveyMonkey - free site) which will then take you to the actual link for Mind Garden (paid) site.

 

Click here to start

 

Thank you for your time to fill out this survey.

 

Post CCT Survey

Calling all post-CCT D&E doctors! ABCD, SfE and DUK are conducting their post-CCT survey in conjunction with the RCP and need YOUR input!

The survey is aimed at post CCT doctors and consultants and its main aim is to find out where people are working, the work they do and their scheduled (and unscheduled) activities.

The main aim is to get as accurate a picture as possible about provision of services in order to further improve and develop recruitment.

It is also an opportunity to highlight all the good work we do in this specialty!

If you are post CCT or know of someone who is and have yet to receive a link, please contact Stella George (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for a link to the survey.

If you have received a link PLEASE complete the survey as it is due to close on 31st December 2016.

www.t1resources.uk - A resource for patients with Type 1 diabetes!

A new website launched last week providing resources for people affected by type 1 diabetes. The website, www.t1resources.uk, has been set up by a YDEF's own Sophie Harris, who is currently doing a PhD investigating barriers to uptake of structured education. The website is based on findings that people find it hard to know what to trust online and less than 10% of people have a peer that they can ask for advice.

The website brings many resources under one roof, where they are reviewed and rated to ensure they are safe and useful. With over 80 resources, and more added daily, it is a great place to sign-post your patients to to learn more about social media and the online support available. 

Access the website now and let your patients know!

Guideline section

Below are links to various guidelines freely available on the internet. This is by no means complete and links may become broken from time to time. This is mainly for use as a resource for easy access to those revising or for a quick update between clinic patients!

Junior doctors vote against new contract

The results of the referendum on the proposed junior doctor contract are in:

Turnout: 68%

No: 58%

Yes: 42%

Junior doctors (and final year medical students) voted against the implementation of the proposed contract leading to JDC committee chair Dr. Johann Malawana's resignation from his role. 

BMA statement

Dr. Johann Malawana's statement

Letter to the Secretary of State

Junior doctor contract update

Dear members,

YDEF recently represented diabetes and endocrinology trainees at the JDC meeting in London. Johann Malwana discussed the outcome of the meetings with ACAS and the principles of the contract. Subsequently NHS Employers have released the contract in full as well as details on pay breakdown.

We urge our members to read this contract thoroughly and assess for themselves whether they find this acceptable or not. We at YDEF are still unclear about certain aspects of the contract and readily admit that it can be confusing at times. We look forward to more details and sample rotas. There is an FAQ page by the BMA and an FAQ from NHS employers to help answer some questions you may have. In addition, we also encourage you to attend the regional roadshows which will explain the contract in more detail.

All BMA members will subsequently be asked to vote on whether they accept the contract or not. Therefore it is imperative that you understand the contract itself, impact on both current and future trainees and the implications of a yes or no vote.

As we continue to stress, YDEF represents and promotes the needs of our members and will continue to update you on progress.

YDEF committtee

 

Statement from ACAS, NHS employers and BMA

New BMA contract (tailored toward palliative care trainees but relevant to us too)

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

Free ABCD membership worth £75

The Association of British Clinical Diabetologists want you! ABCD

 

ABCD understand that trainees are the future of the speciality and are keen to have you on their team! Find out more about ABCD and what they do here.

ABCD provide specific SpR benefits

Meetings and travel grants of up to £1000 for attendance at international meetings

Opportunity to attend the ABCD-YDEF SpR Leadership Course for SpRs in their final year of training - only available to ABCD members

Discounted rates for trainees to attend ABCD meetings

Free annual SpR meetings

ABCD-YDEF-Consultant Development Programme

ABCD Consultant Development Programmes is designed to reinvigorate the learning of the non-clinical aspects of being a consultant. This replaces the YDEF led King's Fund Management Course. It will be held for a week from the 27th November to 1st December 2017 at the Park Regis Birmingham Hotel.

 

Registration is now open.


 

Places are limited to ensure a dynamic and interactive group.

Only ABCD members can be allocated places. Membership fees for ABCD are £75 per year and membership gives you discounted registration for ABCD scientific sessions. Please note: ABCD membership numbers cannot be given instantly and may take a few weeks. If the course is oversubscribed we will give priority to those in their final year of training and those newly appointed consultants.To apply for ABCD membership please click HERE

The cost per head is over £1500. We are able to offer it to ABCD members for £325 including accommodation and meals (you will need to fund your own travel expenses). Payment is by credit or debit card via Paypal  or you can pay by cheque or bank transfer.

A place will only be confirmed once your ABCD membership has been verified. Priority will be given to trainees in their final year of training that submit complete applications and send payment.

Please note that you are expected to attend all sessions on each day of the programme and we cannot accept requests to attend part of the course only.

The course has been developed for ABCD by Prof. Dev Singh, Consultant Physician Diabetes & Endocrinology & Medical Director of The Academic Institute of Medicine, and Mr Keith Whitfield of Ultimate Performance, and ILM training centre. Together they have also run the highly succesful ABCD National Diabetes Consultant Mentorship Programme. Feel free to contact them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information

Apply here


When
 27th November 2017 12:00 PM   through    1st December 2017 12:30 PM 

Location

Park Regis Birmingham
160 Broad Street
 Five Ways
Birmingham, B1 1BT

Young adult curriculum questionnaire

 Take this opportunity to shape our curriculum!

Exercising our dedication to represent our members, we would like to ask you for your help in an upcoming consultation. YDEF have been invited to discuss the curriculum specifically for our transition and young adult experience. We ask you to spend 5 minutes answering a few questions to help us give a true voice for all trainees!

Click to help and fill in the survey

Clinical teaching and research fellowship at Barts and London School of Medicine

The clinical teaching and research fellowship at Barts and the London School of Medicine is now advertised with a closing date for applications of 17th July.

Candidates invited for interview will be notified by email or telephone immediately after shortlisting.

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will be held in London on the morning of 22nd July (with the option of the afternoon of 28th July for anyone unable to make the 22nd) Skype interviews may be arranged during these sessions for candidates who are based outside the UK.

Details here

Diabetes UK Type 2 Diabetes Priority Setting Partnership

Diabetes UK want to give healthcare professionals a louder voice in research, and ensure that the research that we and others fund takes into account your invaluable experiences.

They are searching for the research priorities of people with Type 2 diabetes, their carers and healthcare professionals

It's so important that the responses received reflect the broad remit and experience of healthcare professionals that work across diabetes, so please take part.

They want to hear about your experiences of treating people with Type 2 diabetes: please tell them the questions about Type 2 diabetes you most want answered by research.

Click here for more

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

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.

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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