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Tomorrow's Leaders

Leadership programme for DSNs, dietitian and podiatrists

This leadership programme for DSNs, dietitians and podiatrists 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. 


Spotlight on Tomorrow's Leaders

Our Tomorrow's Leaders are making impressive changes to diabetes care across the country. Read more about how some of our newest alumni members are supporting nurses in the community deliver better care and improving access to and uptake of patient education. 

Download article (PDF, 600KB)

We are looking for DSNs, dietitians and podiatrists who are willing to embrace the responsibility for delivering improvement in diabetes care. Developed in partnership with Leicester Diabetes Centre and TREND-UK this free leadership course gives participants 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.

"I really enjoyed the 2 days and have learnt lots already, this was just what I needed and has given me a much needed boost of enthusiasm in my current role. It was go good to network with other like minded staff too and to share ideas. This truly is a very worthwhile course and I will be recommending it to other staff."

2018 delegate

Programme duration

The programme comprises of two modules. The first module is a residential  that takes place over two days with a follow up day two months later. Diabetes UK will provide accommodation for the programme. 

How to apply

We are currently recruiting for three Tomorrow's Leaders Programmes, one for Tomorrow's Leaders in Inpatient Care taking place at the Leicester Diabetes Centre, and two that are not specific to inpatient care taking place in Wales and Leicester. To apply, download and complete the relevant application form from below and email to

Tomorrow’s Leaders in Inpatient Care, Leicester Diabetes Centre*

Diabetes inpatient teams that have made progress and improvements in care demonstrate exceptional leadership. That’s why we’re offering the Tomorrow’s Leaders, focused specifically on improving diabetes inpatient care. This programme is open to DSNs, dietitians, podiatrists and pharmacists who have a specific focus on diabetes inpatient care.

Programme dates

  • Module 1: Thursday 28 February and Friday 1 March 2019
  • Module 2: Friday 10 May

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Extended application deadline: 10 February 2019

Tomorrow's Leaders, Wales*

This programme is open to all DSNs, dietitians and podiatrists and is not limited to inpatient care. Please note that priority will be given to applicants from Wales. 

Programme dates

  • Module 1: Thursday 21 and Friday 22 March 2019
  • Module 2: Friday 17 May

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Extended application deadline: 17 February 2019

Please note that preference will be given to applicants from Wales.

Tomorrow's Leaders, Leicester Diabetes Centre**

This programme is open to all DSNs, dietitians and podiatrists and is not limited to inpatient care. 

Programme dates

  • Module 1: Thursday 4 and Friday 5 July 2019
  • Module 2: Friday 9 August

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Application deadline: 14 April 2019


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


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

**Medtronic Foundation has provided financial support for the Tomorrow's Leaders Programme. Medtronic Foundation has had no input into the programme content.


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