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Diabetes Specialist Nurses and Dietitians: Tomorrow's Leaders

Tomorrow’s Leaders is a leadership programme for DSNs and dietitians that aims to give participants the skills and confidence they need to lead improvements in diabetes care.

The programme not only supports participants to develop leadership skills, it also boosts their confidence and motivation to develop and deliver and high-quality diabetes care. It provides participants with the platform to share aspirations and challenges, and develop a peer support network. 

What's new?

Highlights from participant projects.

Read more about some of the improvement work our programme alumni from September 2017 and April 2018 are involved in.

Download summary (PDF, 424 KB)

We are looking for DSNs and dietitians who are willing to embrace the responsibility for delivering improvement in diabetes care. Alongside Leicester Diabetes Centre and TREND-UK, we have developed a free leadership course. The course will give you the opportunity to learn:

  • who and how to influence
  • how to be an effective leader
  • to identify the barriers to quality care and how to overcome them
  • to work with a coach to develop your own action plan.

100 per cent of attendees would recommend this event to other DSNs and dieticians looking to increase their knowledge and skills as a leader.

"Inspirational. The positive energy was palpable. People who were quite low came back with not just ideas but action plans on the road to success!"

2017 delegate

Course dates

This is a two day residential programme with a follow up day two months later. Participants must be able to attend all three days. 

September 2018

This course will take place at the Leicester Diabetes Centre. 

  • Days 1 and 2: Thursday 20 to Friday 21 September 2018 

  • Day 3: Friday 30  November 2018 

Please note that applications for the September course have now closed. If you are interested in applying, please email to register your interest for when we next open applications.

October 2018

We're launching the Tomorrow's Leaders programme in Belfast for the first time. This course will take place at Riddel Hall, Belfast. 

  • Days 1 and 2: Thursday 4 to Friday 5 October 2018 

  • Day 3: Friday 14 December 2018 

How to apply

To apply for the programme download and complete the relevant application form and email it to

Apply now for the October course in Belfast (Word 302 KB) 

Applications from Northern Ireland will have priority for the course in Belfast.

Extended deadline: 2 September 2018

Spotlight on Tomorrow's Leaders

One of our programme alumni, Paula Johnston, shares her top three lessons from piloting the inpatient insulin administrative initiative at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). 

Download article (PDF, 1.42 MB)


*Novo Nordisk Limited has provided financial sponsorship for the Tomorrow's Leaders course in Belfast. Novo Nordisk has had no input into the programme content.

**Medtronic Foundation has provided financial sponsorship for the Tomorrow's Leaders course in Leicester. Medtronic Foundation has had no input into the programme content.

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