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King's Fund Leadership Programme

The King’s Fund Leadership Programme for consultant diabetologists, which was piloted earlier this year, has secured funding for a second programme.

The programme arose from the work of the Specialist Services Liaison Group (SSLG) - a group of consultant diabetologists who have been working with the National Clinical Director to identify the current challenges and opportunities for specialists in diabetes in response to the NSF and changes in the NHS more widely.

The key aims of the programme will be to develop understanding of:

  • contemporary policy and service developments in relation to system reform
  • the ways in which these and other topical issues will impact on the future delivery of diabetology service
  • the implications for the future roles and responsibilities of diabetologists
  • to offer personal development opportunities in order to develop the participants leadership capacity
  • to ensure that a wide group of consultants have a common understanding and opportunities to influence the issues and processes identified by the SSLG.

The programme will take place in Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, between 19 and 23 February and 27 and 30 March, and it is essential that the participants are able to attend both.

If you would like to participate in the programme, please send a supporting statement to Claire Ewart atc.ewart@kingsfund.org.uk  by 5pm on 2 January 2007. The statement should explain why you would like to participate and what you would hope to get out of it.

The programme is funded by Sanofi-Aventis and accommodation and travel costs will be funded by the National Diabetes Support Team.

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