Upcoming YDEF Courses

Date

Course

Details

11-15th September 2017

EASD 2017 

Apply for a travel grant to attend the international diabetes conference of the season in Lisbon Click here to apply 

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 

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

2016 Royal Society GSK Lecture

A free to attend lecture from the Royal Society being delivered by Professor Andrew Hattersley where he discusses the use of genetics to improve treatment of diabetes. 

When: 18:30-19:30 8th September 2016

Where: Royal Society, London

Click here for details

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!

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

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

17th Annual Conference of the South Asian Health Foundation

 

COMPLIMENTARY registration is now open for the 17th Annual Conference of the SAHF

This high-quality educational event offers a 2-day programme designed for healthcare professionals delivering diabetes and cardiovascular disease care to the South Asian community.

When: 13th-14th October 2016

Where: National Conference Centre, Birmingham

Apply now, click here!

Update on lipidology and CV risk management

SAVE THE DATE!!

An update on lipidology and cardiovascular risk management and President's Prize

Friday 9 September 2016

Time: 1.30pm – 6.30pm

Venue: The Royal Society of Medicine, London

Receive an update and perform a critical appraisal of recent lipid modification guidelines, plus review the PCSK9 function and physiology with expert international speakers.

View the full programme and register online today: www.rsm.ac.uk/events/lig03

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)

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

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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