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The Clinical Champions Programme

The Clinical Champions programme won the Gold International Excellence in Practice Award.

In 2014 Diabetes UK, in partnership with Novo Nordisk, launched the Diabetes UK Clinical Champions programme. The Clinical Champions programme drives improvement in diabetes care across health systems by developing leaders of change and advocates for diabetes.

Diabetes UK Clinical Champions are health care professionals with the clinical expertise, leadership skills and passion to improve care locally for people living with diabetes. They act as catalysts for change, working closely with local decision makers to ensure diabetes is at the top of the health agenda and to improve care for people living with diabetes.

We now have 65 Clinical Champions working across all four nations who are supported throughout the two year programme to improve care for people living with diabetes. This support includes formal leadership training at the world renowned Ashridge Business School, ongoing mentoring and support from Diabetes UK and facilitated Action Learning Sets where champions are able to share knowledge and best practice.

Find your local Champion

Want to become a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion?

Visit ourrecruitment pageto find out more. 

The Diabetes UK Professional Leadership Alumni

It doesn't stop there. Graduates from our Tomorrow’s Leaders and Clinical Champions programmes can join our Professional Leadership Alumni to continue developing their leadership capabilities and network with colleagues from across the UK. 

This is a Diabetes UK project in collaboration with Novo Nordisk who are providing support and funding.

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