Upcoming YDEF Courses

Date

Course

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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 

Annual exercise and Type 1 Diabetes conference

EXTOD/PEAK: Exercising for type 1 diabetes and performing at your PEAK Conference
 
Highlighting the benefits of regular exercise for people with type 1 diabetes
 
13th October 2017, NEC Birmingham

Click here for details

Clinical Research Fellow in Diabetes and Endocrinology

 

 

 

An opportunity for registrars and/or those interested in our specialty!

The University of Liverpool is seeking to recruit a Clinical Research Fellow in Diabetes and Endocrinology. This post is available for 3 years and will be based jointly between the University of Liverpool, Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease & University Hospital Aintree.

This post would be suitable for a candidate pursuing a career in Diabetes and Endocrinology, who intends to spend more time in research, with the aim of achieving a higher degree. You will be expected to have some experience in the speciality, either at F2, CMT or specialist registrar level; previous research experience (for example as an academic F2 or as an Academic Clinical Fellow) would be an advantage. You should hold MRCP or equivalent and be fully registered with the General Medical Council.

Click here for details                                      Deadline: 11th July 2017

Consultant post in the West Midlands

A chance to be part of an award wining diabetes service!

The team at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust are looking for an SpR within 6 months of completion of training in Diabetes and Endocrinology, or an already fully trained SpR in Diabetes and Endocrinology, to “act-up” as Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology. 

YDEF committee members needed

Do you hold a National Training Number and have at least 2 years before CCT completion? Do you love our specialty? Are you interested in improving education and communication amongst specialist trainees?

We are looking for dynamic, enthusiastic people to join the YDEF committee and help develop YDEF even more!

DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 20th FEBRUARY 2017! 

Free ABCD membership worth £75

The Association of British Clinical Diabetologists want you! ABCD

 

ABCD understand that trainees are the future of the speciality and are keen to have you on their team! Find out more about ABCD and what they do here.

ABCD provide specific SpR benefits

Meetings and travel grants of up to £1000 for attendance at international meetings

Opportunity to attend the ABCD-YDEF SpR Leadership Course for SpRs in their final year of training - only available to ABCD members

Discounted rates for trainees to attend ABCD meetings

Free annual SpR meetings

ABCD-YDEF-Consultant Development Programme

ABCD Consultant Development Programmes is designed to reinvigorate the learning of the non-clinical aspects of being a consultant. This replaces the YDEF led King's Fund Management Course. It will be held for a week from the 27th November to 1st December 2017 at the Park Regis Birmingham Hotel.

 

Registration is now open.


 

Places are limited to ensure a dynamic and interactive group.

Only ABCD members can be allocated places. Membership fees for ABCD are £75 per year and membership gives you discounted registration for ABCD scientific sessions. Please note: ABCD membership numbers cannot be given instantly and may take a few weeks. If the course is oversubscribed we will give priority to those in their final year of training and those newly appointed consultants.To apply for ABCD membership please click HERE

The cost per head is over £1500. We are able to offer it to ABCD members for £325 including accommodation and meals (you will need to fund your own travel expenses). Payment is by credit or debit card via Paypal  or you can pay by cheque or bank transfer.

A place will only be confirmed once your ABCD membership has been verified. Priority will be given to trainees in their final year of training that submit complete applications and send payment.

Please note that you are expected to attend all sessions on each day of the programme and we cannot accept requests to attend part of the course only.

The course has been developed for ABCD by Prof. Dev Singh, Consultant Physician Diabetes & Endocrinology & Medical Director of The Academic Institute of Medicine, and Mr Keith Whitfield of Ultimate Performance, and ILM training centre. Together they have also run the highly succesful ABCD National Diabetes Consultant Mentorship Programme. Feel free to contact them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information

Apply here


When
 27th November 2017 12:00 PM   through    1st December 2017 12:30 PM 

Location

Park Regis Birmingham
160 Broad Street
 Five Ways
Birmingham, B1 1BT

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

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

Clinical research associate job

An exciting opportunity to join an internationally known research team!

Deadline: 23rd May 2017

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, internationally-known diabetes research group. The role of this post is conduct research into the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes, with particular focus on the impact of ethnicity on metabolic dysregulation and novel treatments for obesity and type 2 diabetes.

click here for details

Academic Clinical Fellowship role - A partnership between Surrey & Sussex Trust, Imperial College London and HEKSS

Opportunity available for a new and exciting role to gain academic clinical research experience in diabetes, endocrinology and medical education.  The job description and person specification are attached.  Applications will be welcomed from current diabetes & endocrinology trainees and from core medical trainees who will be finishing their rotations in August 2017.  Please click here for further information.

Assessing work-related well-being of Diabetes / Endocrine StRs - A YDEF initiative to help to improve training conditions

 

It is about TIME we assess the work place well-being for the trainee registrars in our wonderful specialty i.e. Diabetes & Endocrinology. It is something not done before in our specialty in UK but American physicians do it on a yearly basis. It is an important aspect to identify in our training and it may help improve work related experience and the stressors faced by our StR. This survey is completely anonymous and it may have a significant impact on identifying work related well-being/burnout.

Please note that we the organisers have to pay for each link (approx 2£ to click a licensed survey link, even if you do not complete) so please click only when you have ten minutes to spare for your specialty.

This independent survey will help us identify the concerns and status of work-related well-being in Diabetes and Endocrine StRs across England, Wales & Scotland so please take 10 minutes to fill this survey. Please note that this is the pre-survey page (surveyMonkey - free site) which will then take you to the actual link for Mind Garden (paid) site.

 

Click here to start

 

Thank you for your time to fill out this survey.

 

Post CCT Survey

Calling all post-CCT D&E doctors! ABCD, SfE and DUK are conducting their post-CCT survey in conjunction with the RCP and need YOUR input!

The survey is aimed at post CCT doctors and consultants and its main aim is to find out where people are working, the work they do and their scheduled (and unscheduled) activities.

The main aim is to get as accurate a picture as possible about provision of services in order to further improve and develop recruitment.

It is also an opportunity to highlight all the good work we do in this specialty!

If you are post CCT or know of someone who is and have yet to receive a link, please contact Stella George (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for a link to the survey.

If you have received a link PLEASE complete the survey as it is due to close on 31st December 2016.

www.t1resources.uk - A resource for patients with Type 1 diabetes!

A new website launched last week providing resources for people affected by type 1 diabetes. The website, www.t1resources.uk, has been set up by a YDEF's own Sophie Harris, who is currently doing a PhD investigating barriers to uptake of structured education. The website is based on findings that people find it hard to know what to trust online and less than 10% of people have a peer that they can ask for advice.

The website brings many resources under one roof, where they are reviewed and rated to ensure they are safe and useful. With over 80 resources, and more added daily, it is a great place to sign-post your patients to to learn more about social media and the online support available. 

Access the website now and let your patients know!

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!

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

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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