Quality prescribing for diabetes : a guide for improvement 2018-2021

This guide has been written by The Scottish Government and NHS Scotland to promote high quality prescribing of medicines to treat type 2 diabetes and, equally importantly, nonpharmaceutical approaches to management. The document is aimed at clinicians, local Managed Clinical Networks and Board Medicines Management Teams and builds upon the previous 2014-16 strategy. Download the guide here.

CHAIN: Contact, Help, Advice and Information Network

Professionals can subscribe to a free online international network called CHAIN: Contact, Help, Advice and Information Network. This network is for people working in health and social care and, in 2017, started a diabetes network. For more information on CHAIN and joining the network please visit the CHAIN website.

National Diabetes Conference – Improving Diabetes Care in Scotland 2nd February 2018

This national diabetes conference at Stirling Court Hotel will offer delegates a chance to shape the vision for diabetes care in Scotland. Through focussed, interactive workshops it will build on the work of the Scottish Government’s Diabetes Improvement Plan (DIP) 2014 and delegates will be part of creating the future plans for delivering the goals of the DIP and providing high quality, person centred care, consistently across Scotland.

This symposium is open to any health care professional or service manager involved with the delivery of diabetes care in both primary and secondary care, patient representatives and the third sector.

Information and Registration

Educational Programmes for Review

Anyone submitting an educational programme for review using the APEDS and TAPEDS must ensure that they have permission to use the resources that they identify. This relates to all educational materials and questionnaires.

March 2016 - On-line course for people working in Care Homes

Ayrshire and Arran Health Board have developed an on-line course for people working in Care Homes. To negotiate access to this, please contact Carolyn Oxenham.

January 2016 - Several new resources to support people with learning disabilities and diabetes can be accessed on the following page

Websites to support people with learning disabilities