13 October 2020 | DoubleTree Tower of London 


Translating national diabetes policy to transform prevention, treatment and care in your area


Registration & Refreshments


Chair’s Opening Remarks
Dave West, Deputy Editor, HSJ



Delivering the diabetes national plan locally: What you need to know

  • Receive an update on how national work is progressing for those living with Type 1 and Type 2, and those at risk of Type 2
  • Discover the next steps for local implementation, and what they mean for you

Professor Jonathan Valabhji, National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes, NHS England and NHS Improvement


Morning Refreshments & Networking


Interactive Discussion Groups:

Join these intimate and focused small-group discussions to share experiences with senior colleagues and get your pressing questions answered. With tables limited to just 12 participants, ensure you sign up early to ensure your place at your preferred 2 tables.

Exploring models of care for Type 1 diabetes

The formation of the PCNs: Impact and opportunity 

The opportunities for patient self management Prioritising patient centred care
Ensuring workforce preparedness for technology Integrated care: The key element


Networking Lunch


Session A:

Session reserved for Novo Nordisk

Session B: 

Sustainable type 2 diabetes services – the role of integration

  • Understand the scale of the challenge and how to begin to tackle it
  • Learn about work in North West London, West Hampshire and Sussex to improve diabetes outcomes through primary and community care
  • Discuss how to adopt their learnings in your own service to reduce hospital admissions and reduce cost

Kate Fayers, West Hampshire Community Diabetes Service, Consultant Diabetologist

David Lipscomb, Consultant Endocrinologist, Sussex Community FT

Tony Willis, Clinical Director for Diabetes, North West London Collaboration of CCGs


Session Change


Session A: 

Preventing Type 2 diabetes

  • Understand what sits behind peoples’ health behaviours
  • Discuss the role of social factors in developing Type 2 diabetes and how to counteract them
  • Learn about the practical approaches to preventing Type 2 diabetes and how to ensure the right pathway for an individual

Session B: 

Adopting a population health approach to improve outcomes

  • Learn about different ways of approaching diabetes care using principles of population health
  • Understand how a population health management approach can identify who would benefit from additional or different services
  • Hear about how an area transformed the care and management of its cohort

Dr Manir Aslam, West Birmingham GP Representative, Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG (invited) 

Maria Principe, Programme Director for Population Health Management, Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System (invited)


Afternoon Refreshments & Networking


Session A:

Managing the transition from paediatric to adult diabetes care

  • Understand the challenges, both physical and psychological, when transitioning a patient with Type 1 diabetes to adult care
  • Hear about ways in which the psychological challenge can be addressed
  • How to approach the challenge of different guidelines and services when moving from paediatric to adult diabetes care

Session B: 

Remission: Understanding the latest on reversing Type 2 diabetes

  • Understand the latest research on reversing Type 2 diabetes and maintaining remission
  • Learn about the different approaches to remission
  • Hear how services have piloted remission to reverse Type 2 diabetes in their patients


Session Change


Keynote, followed by panel discussion

Harnessing technology to improve prevention, care and treatment

  • Hear examples of how technology and digital developments are improving outcomes
  • Learn what needs to be done to ensure that the NHS infrastructure and workforce is prepared for technological developments
  • Discuss how to reduce inequality of access to technology for all those who need it


Professor Partha Kar, National Specialty Advisor, Diabetes, NHS England and GIRFT Co-lead, Diabetes, NHS Improvement


Anne Cooper, Non-Executive Director, Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Tara Donnelly, Chief Digital Officer, NHSX

Professor Partha Kar, National Specialty Advisor, Diabetes, NHS England and GIRFT Co-lead, Diabetes, NHS Improvement

Ben McGough, Digital Workstream Lead, NHS Diabetes Programme


Chair’s Closing Remarks
?Dave West, Deputy Editor, HSJ

Public Sector Registration

Representatives from ICS/STPs, CCGs and PCNs; consultants, clinical directors, specialist nurses and pharmacists; GPs, community nurses, practice nurses, community pharmacists; and local authority, public health consultants/specialists - register your free place? here.

Private Sector Partnerships

Please contact Paul Rowe to understand how you can be part of the Forum

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