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: Debbie Hicks, Jill Hill and June James. They are supported by a very experienced associate with particular expertise in practice nursing, and a group of advisors representing in-patient nursing, district nursing and diabetes nursing in all four countries of the UK.
The committee is keen to include representation for nurses from a variety of diabetes working environments to be a voice for all nurses working in diabetes, as well as 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