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Online Training Resource for HealthCare Professionals

A new, free online training resource is now available to help healthcare professionals to encourage people living with diabetes to attend education courses.

As a resource to help improve the uptake of diabetes education, the 12 south London CCGs have worked with the Cambridge Diabetes Education programme (CDEP) to develop a new free online education module which can be used by healthcare professionals to learn more about why people living with diabetes should attend education courses.

Research has shown that a positive referral by a healthcare professional can help encourage people with diabetes to attend the education courses which are recommended by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence).

This new online education module is available at both core and intermediate levels. The core level takes about 20 minutes to complete and the intermediate level takes around 25 minutes. It is recommended for use by all staff that may have contact with people who are living with diabetes including primary care receptionists, practice nurses, GPs and foot protection teams.

To access this education module please go to www.cdep.org.uk and register to create an account.

If you have any queries on this please contact Rod Watson on rodwatson@nhs.net