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UK Diabetes Inpatient Network to host COVID-19 and diabetes webinar

Tackling the challenge of overcoming COVID-19 among people who have diabetes will be the subject of a forthcoming webinar hosted by the UK Diabetes Inpatient Forum.   The hour-long online event will t...

Warrington Hospital is first UK site with dynamic diabetic eye scanner

Warrington Hospital is the only hospital in the UK to have acquired a brand-new diagnostic scanner which will reduce treatment times among people with serious eye conditions. Worth more than £200,000,...

Diabetes and COVID-19 guidelines reissued for second wave

Guidelines on how to look after people with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic have been reissued to help during the second wave. The documents, which were published in the summer on the UK Diabete...

UK Diabetes Inpatient Forum Chair receives MBE

The Chair of the UK Diabetes Inpatient Forum Professor Gerry Rayman has been given an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List. The Consultant physician is based at the Diabetes and Endocrine Centre and the...

COVID-19 ‘renews momentum’ to improve hospital diabetes care

COVID-19 has ‘renewed momentum’ to improve hospital diabetes care, according to an Inpatient Care Lead at Diabetes UK. Olivia Burr has told online publication, Open Access Government, that...

NaDIA report shows medication errors have fallen

Medication errors and severe hypoglycaemia episodes have been reduced in hospital, according to the National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA) 2019.  The annual report has shown that severe hypoglycaem...

GIRFT diabetes report issues inpatient recommendations

Calls have been made to ensure all trusts have a dedicated multi-disciplinary team of specialist diabetes inpatient practitioners. The Diabetes GIRFT Programme National Specialty Report has made a ser...

Diabetes consultant survey launches

Diabetes and endocrine consultants across the UK are being encouraged to take part in a survey about their work. The Diabetes Workforce Audit aims to find out where Britain’s diabetes and endocrine co...

Second wave service guidance issued by Society of Endocrinology

Guidance has been issued to specialty endocrine services as coronavirus figures continue to rise. The Society of Endocrinology is advising those working in the field to continue during the second wave...