Pitstop Foundation Level Diabetes Course -Open to ARRS Clinical Pharmacists, Paramedics and Physician Associates

After the initial scoping and allocations for this piece of work, this is now open to any ARRS clinical staff including Pharmacists, Paramedics, Physician Associate, Pharmacy Technician, Nurse Associate & Advanced Clinical Practitioners. Please submit the details requested below to obtain a code.

This 3-day multidisciplinary diabetes foundation course focuses on the core diabetes services and care provision for people with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes and emergency management for people with type 1 diabetes. It is aimed at healthcare professionals working in primary care who want to work as a team to improve diabetes services and patient outcomes using structured care pathways.

What will be covered?

  • Classification and accurate diagnosis
  • Diabetes screening for at risk groups
  • Day to day living choices
  • Encouraging referrals to the Diabetes Prevention Programme and Structured Education
  • The oral diabetes medication pathway and related subjects (DVLA, hypoglycaemia, monitoring, concordance, individual target setting
  • Managing illness
  • The provision of essential diabetes care using structured care pathways
  • Cardiovascular disease prevention, including blood pressure, lipid and kidney management
  • Eye screening and diabetes eye complications
  • Emotional and mental health
  • The foot assessment, foot advice and appropriate referral
  • Preconceptual counselling and family planning advice (self-directed learning)
  • Case studies: putting it into practice
  • Use of audit to improve outcomes

Please email [email protected] with;

Full names, NHS email addresses, Role & Practice/Employer.

Information will be collated and the NW London training hub team to provide registration details for the course.

An important reminder that all courses are being funded by the NW London Training Hub. Practices, PCNs, Employers and Employees must plan their time effectively to attend these courses as any DNA’s will be liable by the PCNs/Employers to cover the cost of the course.