Upcoming YDEF Courses

Date

Course

Details

13th March 2018

YDEF Annual Day

 

The highlight of our year! Applications now open to our annual day

*UPDATED Programme here*

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

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.

NEYD - view from the trainees

The North European Young Diabetologists meeting was a resounding success and continued the tradition of high calibre events organised by YDEF. Here we have two attendees giving their unique perspectives on the meeting this year...

 

YDEF Shape of Training response

The YDEF represent D&E trainees on the British Medical Association Multi-Speciality Working Group. In 2012 Sir David Greenaway, Professor of Economics, was appointed chair of the independent Shape of Training Review. This expert advisory group were tasked with reforming the structure of postgraduate medical education and training across the UK  . 

Clinical Endocrinology On-Line Modules have now launched

We are pleased to announce that the new educational initiative for higher specialist trainees in Endocrinology has now been launched. The team behind the SfE journal Clinical Endocrinology and Wiley Health have created some clever on-line content which can be accessed here.

The first three modules cover, Phaeo crisis, oligomenorrhoea and giant prolactinomas.

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

Commissioning secondary care - what does it all mean?

The Royal College of Physicians has launched a new resource for physicians that decodes the often complex world of commissioning, contracting, and payment systems in the NHS in England.

The new resource is the first in a series of practical tools to support physicians to influence the commissioning system that governs the way their services are designed and delivered. 

Commissioning in secondary care - what does it all mean?

ABCD Nationwide Exenatide QW audit

ABCD is pleased to announce the launch of the ABCD nationwide exenatide QW audit and would like to invite you to take part.

This is a great opportunity for registrars as not only will you be involved in a nationwide audit but as a contributor you will be listed on all abstracts, publications etc.

For more information and to join the audit see:
http://www.diabetologists-abcd.org.uk/n3/ExenatideQW_Audit.htm

SfE: Emergency Endocrine Guidance

The Society for Endocrinology’s Clinical Committee has recently produced three new succinct and clinically useful Emergency Endocrine Guidance Documents; useful for the acute medical and emergency wards:

Acute Hypocalcaemia (for use in adult patients),

Acute Hypercalcaemia, and

Pituitary Apoplexy.

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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