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Dear TREND-UK Members, We’re delighted to have welcomed many of you to this year’s TREND-UK conferences in Manchester and London which were a huge success! In just 2 weeks’ time, we are pleased to once again be running our own TREND-UK theatre with the team from FIT-UK at Diabetes Professional Care 2017. For those of...
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Almost 400 nurses from across the country received the “latest digest” in diabetes knowledge, research and practice at TREND-UK’s two national conferences. The events took place on October 6 in Manchester and October 13 in London, with delegates selecting topics during two rounds of workshops. Dr Partha Kar, Associate National Clinical Director, diabetes for NHS...
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A leading diabetes specialist nurse organisation has published management guidance on diabetes and enteral feeding. TREND-UK has released the booklet in a bid to help people with diabetes established on an enteral feeding regimen, and those who care for them, manage their condition safely and effectively The guidance also explains why enteral feeding is needed in certain...
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Prescribing guidance for type 2 diabetes and renal impairments has been published by a leading diabetes specialist nurse organisation. Primary Care Diabetes Society (PCDS) worked with Trend UK on Prescribing Guidance in Patients with Renal Impairment, with funding from NHS Wales. The document includes information about various drugs including metformin, sulphonylureas, glinides, pioglitazone, DPP-4 inhibitors, SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP 1...
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A new blueprint for diabetes care has been published by NHS England in a bid to improve and reduce variation of care. The NHS RightCare Pathway: Diabetes lays out core components of an optimal diabetes service, focusing on specific areas of intervention where the return on investment is likely to have the greatest outcomes and cost benefits....
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More than 500 nurses from across the UK have been attending our series of roadshows called ‘Advancing your Specialism within Diabetes Nursing’. The last meeting took place on Wednesday, June 28, in Cardiff. The meetings were developed in partnership with Novo Nordisk across the UK. Feedback from delegates has been really positive. The roadshows are part...
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A new blueprint for diabetes care has been published by NHS England in a bid to improve and reduce variation of care. The NHS RightCare Pathway: Diabetes lays out core components of an optimal diabetes service, focusing on specific areas of intervention where the return on investment is likely to have the greatest outcomes and cost benefits....
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Trend UK co-founder June James has become an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Leicester. The title was given to June in recognition of her sterling work locally and nationally in diabetes education. June said: “I was surprised and delighted to win this award. It demonstrates the University and Trust’s commitment to nurse  training and...
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The Trend UK/Novo Nordisk East Midlands Roadshow has visited Nottingham. This interactive study day blended the clinical aspects of caring for people with diabetes with practical aspects of care. It was really well evaluated by those who attended. There are still places left on the London and Cardiff dates, for more information visit: www.diabetesonthenet.com.
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Trend UK has published an insulin safety leaflet.  The patient booklet is entitled Keeping Safe with Insulin Therapy because “insulin management and prescribing errors are very common and can lead to patient harm”. The booklet provides information on dosage, technique and devices. There are over 30 different insulin available in the UK so those who use it are being warned to...
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