Maintaining the Integrated Career and Competency Framework for diabetes nursing, defining roles and standards for nurses and non-registered practitioners involved in the care of people with diabetes.
Promoting and supporting research involving, and with implications, for diabetes nursing.
Providing education and a framework for meeting revalidation requirements and the needs of the diabetes service in which the nurse works.
Trend UK has a core committee of three co-chairs, Jill Hill, Debbie Hicks and June James. They are supported by two very experienced associates with particular expertise in practice nursing, community diabetes services and pregnancy. Trend UK has welcomed the involvement of advisors representing in-patient nursing, district nursing and diabetes nursing in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. The committee is keen to include representatives from nurses from a variety of diabetes working environments to truly be a voice for all nurses working in diabetes care but also to be a resource for those nurses.
To maintain the Integrated Career and Competency Framework for diabetes nursing, defining roles and standards for nurses and non-registered practitioners involved in the care of people with diabetes. This document also provides commissioning bodies with clear information relating to different roles within diabetes nursing, facilitating appropriate planning of resources for diabetes services
To promote the enormous value of the nurse with specialist diabetes skills within diabetes care for people with the condition
To create consensus documents and useful resources for people with diabetes and for the nurses who care for them
To involve people with diabetes with projects and the development of resources