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Sharing best practice - Diabetes 10 Point Training Programme

29 March 2016

At Diabetes UK, we are keen to highlight examples of best practice to help healthcare professionals learn from one another and to facilitate innovation across the NHS. Ruth Miller,Diabetes UK Clinical Champion, recently presented at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference about the work she is doing to improve care for people living with diabetes.

Ruth has developed theprogramme which aims to improve the safety and quality of care for all patients with diabetes. The training is a set of clear instructions directed at clinicians giving care to patients with diabetes. The training can be delivered on wards in small groups or on a one-to-one basis. There are currently two training modules:

Ruth decided to develop the training having realised that ‘the most complex patients have their care delivered by non-experts on the wards and despite this, many front line clinicians lack access to diabetes education and training.’

She also recognised that conflicting pressures on clinicians leave them with little time and no access to real–time expertise and so training must be brief and pertinent.

For further information on how to roll out the training programme in your locality,download Ruth’s presentation (PowerPoint, 246 KB) from the Diabetes Professional Conference or contact

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