Upcoming YDEF Courses

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8th - 9th December 2017

 YDEF Wales

 

An exciting mix of diabetes, endocrinology and soft skills with excellent networking opportunities.  Last few places available. Programme 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 

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 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

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

 

Junior and Consultant contract update

Recently the BMA announced that planned 48hr industrial action between 27th-28th January 2016 has been suspended due to progress in talks with the Government.

Non-emergency care strike action is still planned for the 10th February 2016.

More details here

Consultant contract: 

The BMA concluded their final face-to-face meeting with the DoH and NHS England regarding the consultant contract in December 2015 . They are still awaiting the final offer from the Govenment.

A web chat was hosted on 19th January to discuss the contract and concerns. Details here      Webchat transcript here

Novo Nordisk UK Research Foundation

The Novo Nordisk UK Research Foundation was established in 1996 and is a charity to support reseach in diabetes.Funding is available for clinicians (including nurses and allied healthcare professionals) working in adult services, general practice and paediatrics. 

Applications are now open for the 2016 fellowships and awards.

See flyer for details

Apply here

Training needs in adolescent, young adult and transition care

Recently, the young adult and adolescent specialist interest group, including YDEF's own Kelly Cheer conducted a study assessing training needs of both endocrine and paediatric trainees in diabetes and endocrinology. The results of this are published in the British Journal of Vascular Disease. 

Please take some time to read the paper and the points discussed here

ABCD National Diabetes Consultant Mentorship Programme (NDCMP)

The NDCMP is a national initiative providing mentorship for newly-appointed consultants in diabetes and endocrinology. The purpose of the NDCMP is to support the development of consultants in diabetes and endocrinology for the future benefit of themselves and, thereby, our speciality and our patients.

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.

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

Consultant Endocrine and Diabetes Job in Brighton

A great job is coming up at Brighton University Hospitals Trust. This is a replacement post at the Royal Sussex County Hospital - the tertiary centre on the South East Coast. The job is predominantly endocrine with diabetes and general medicine components - the job is flexible dependant on the interests and ability of the successful candidate..

Further information is available via the NHS jobs web site

Editorial registrar for BJDVD

The British Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease, the journal of the ABCD are looking for a registrar to join their editorial board. This is an excellent opportunity for trainees to expand their horizons and contribute to developing this journal. 

BJDVD are looking for a member to get involved with various publishing aspects, The post is ideally suited to a higher specialist trainee with experience in editing, reviewing, publishing and research and who are keen and enthusiastic!

For further information and to apply please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with a covering letter and a copy of your CV.

Junior doctor contract

As most of you may be aware, there has been a lot of concerns regarding the proposed change to junior doctor's contract by the government and the Review Body on Doctor's and Dentist's Remuneration (DDRB). Social media and more recently national press have been highlighting the concerns on a regular basis. There have been various statements from the Royal Colleges and the British Medical Association and we would like to keep our members up to date on current events that will no doubt have a significant effect on the profession (and ourselves). Please take some time to have a look at some of the links below to keep yourself well informed.

The YDEF have added the voice of D&E trainees to the BMA response. We welcome and celebrate Scotland and Wales' decision not to impose a new contract and call for our government to review their proposals based on transparent, evidence-based negotiation

Specialty Certificate Exam MCQ book

The SCE may have recently taken place but for those of you who are waiting until next year, it is never too early to plan ahead! We are happy to direct our members to this useful resource/MCQ book written for those of you planning to take the exam.

It contains over 300 best of five questions with explanatory answers, each accurately reflecting the layout of questions in the exam. 

The book is divided into six subject areas, covering all the main themes of the exam, and providing a thorough assessment of the candidate's endocrinological knowledge. Uniquely, the explanatory answers include references to guidelines and other sources to enable candidates' further reading and study.

Further more, all royalties are going towards a charity 'Pratham' for underprivileged children in India. 

Book link here

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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