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DISN UK Chair to provide top tips for Insulin Safety Week

The new Chair of the Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurses (DISN) UK Group will unveil his vision for the future during a webinar to provide help to launch the next Insulin Safety Week (ISW).  Erwin Ca...

Erwin Castro announced as new DISN UK Chair

The new Chair of the Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurses (DISN) UK Group has vowed he will be “robust and dynamic” in his new role. Erwin Castro, who is a Diabetes Nurse Consultant for Inpatient and ...

Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award postponed because of pandemic

The 2021 Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award has been postponed due to the unprecedented volume of work within the NHS caused by the pandemic, organisers have said.  The annual prize, which is organi...

Colleagues praise former DISN UK Group Chair as she steps down

The former chair of the DISN UK Group was “inspirational and aspirational” in raising the profile of diabetes inpatient nursing, according to one colleague. After 17 years of leading the organisation,...

Insulin safety e-learning module made free of charge for acute Trusts

The ITS Insulin Safety e-learning module is now being offered free of charge to any acute Trust. The module is for hospital staff who prescribe, prepare or administer insulin. It covers key aspects of...

Updated document on inpatient diabetes self-management published

The Joint British Diabetes Societies (JBDS) has published an updated version of a document designed to improve the safety of the in hospital management of diabetes.  Now available on the ABCD website,...

Readmission rate high among diabetic ketoacidosis hospitalisations

One in five adults with type 1 diabetes who require hospital treatment for diabetic ketoacidosis are likely to return within a month and are twice as likely to die when they are readmitted, a new stud...

Professor Gerry Rayman discusses GIRFT report benefits for inpatient care

Professor Gerry Rayman led a recent webinar about the benefits the GIRFT report has on helping to improve inpatient care and avoid variation of care. The Consultant Diabetologist and Clinical Lead for...

Hyperglycaemia management in virtual ward settings guidance issued

Guidance for the management of hyperglycaemia in virtual ward settings has been issued. The Concise advice on Inpatient Diabetes (COVID:Diabetes) – Virtual Ward Guidance was led by Professor Gerry Ray...

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