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Nationally, there is a drive on redesigning diabetes services towards a singular pathway across the primary/secondary care interface. NHS England has identified professional education as an essential factor in the modernisation of diabetes services and has provided funding to support the training of health professionals in diabetes care.

The prime aim of this programme is to provide practitioners from different specialities and with the knowledge and competencies to manage, maintain, treat and/or transfer patients with diabetes to the appropriate tier of care. The outcomes will include improved personal confidence, more effective referral in the tiered structure of diabetes care, appropriate collaboration and engagement with the specialist team(s) and intelligent use new therapies. 

The course is broken into 6 key topics:

  1. Diagnosis and Classification

  2. Prevention and Risk Evaluation

  3. Management of Dysglycaemia

  4. Complications

  5. Complex Active Diabetes and Multi- Morbidity

  6. Social and Psychological Aspects of Diabetes Care.

After successful completion of the assessment, students will receive a transcript for 15 credits at Level 7.


  • Medical or nursing degree or post-licensure status as an allied health profession active for at least 2 years
  • Full GMC / nursing council registration to practice
  • English language proficiency

Mode of delivery: teaching online and assessment face to face.


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