This one day course will help you to help your patients. It will provide essential knowledge and skills for all diabetes healthcare
professionals in primary care (suitable for GPs, Practice Nurses, Diabetes Specialist Nurses and Pharmacists) to enable us to effectively
and efficiently manage our patients with type 2 diabetes.
The course will include:
An overview of the suite of NICE diabetes guidelines published during 2015 focusing on NICE NG28: Management of T2DM and the
updated NICE quality standard Aug 2016
Diagnosing and classifying diabetes: what’s new, common pitfalls and how to avoid them
HbA1C targets in diabetes: the importance of individualising hba1c targets in diabetes to ensure that benefits of treatment
continue to outweigh any harms
What before metformin? Pre-diabetes risk assessment and management, with an overview of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme
rolling out across during 2017
What next after metformin? A comprehensive review of the latest evidence supporting all new and established therapies, with
practical prescribing tips and pitfalls to avoid when applying recent guidance from NICE
Insulin: when to start, which insulin for which patient and how? Plus, management of hypoglycaemia and ‘sick day rules’. This
content will be delivered by a diabetes nurse
CV risk reduction and diabetes. An evidence-based review on managing CV risk factors in diabetes and practical advice on how
to apply recent game-changing positive cardiovascular outcome data such as EMPA-REG OUTCOME and LEADER studies
Diabetes in pregnancy: A primary care perspective of the NICE guideline published during 2015
CKD and diabetes: management of diabetic kidney disease in primary care and prescribing tips with a prescribing aide memoire
(click here to view)
Psychological aspects of the management of diabetes in Primary Care: detecting and managing depression and distress in diabetes
Microvascular complications of diabetes
The course will be led by Dr Kevin Fernando. Kevin is a GPwSI in diabetes, so is perfectly placed to balance specialist knowledge
with what we really need to know in primary care. He has a Masters with distinction in diabetes. Kevin is a committee member of
the Primary Care Diabetes Society and recently completed a tenure as a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion. He is an experienced presenter
with our Hot Topics course and at international diabetes conferences.
Specialist nurse input will be provided by Su Down who has extensive experience as a Diabetes Specialist Nurse and Facilitator/Educator.
Specialist dietitian input will be provided by Alison Diamond who has wide-ranging experience as a Diabetes Specialist Dietitian.
Each delegate will be presented with a certificate of attendance awarding 6 credits of CPD for the full day course.
The Diabetes for Primary Care course is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Irish College of General