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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. 

"I have gained a lot of confidence in my own ability and power to influence change."

February 2019 delegate

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% of attendees would recommend this event to other DSNs and dietitians looking to increase their knowledge and skills as a leader.

"It has been a really inspiring couple of days. So useful to share experiences, and the coaching was invaluable! I will recommend this course to all my colleagues."

February 2019 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

If you are interested in attending the programme, email leadership@diabetes.org.uk to register your interest.

Register your interest



Read the latest from participant projects.

Read more about how Lorraine Thom, one of our Tomorrow's Leaders alumni is improving care in the community and improving attendance at patient education courses.

Download article (PDF, 600KB)

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)

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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