Professional Education

The events listed below are for staff only.  Details of events for patients can be found in the Patient Information section of the website.  If you have any events you would like included on the site please forward to


Local Diabetes MCN Events Online Diabetes Education Resources
MSc, PGDip and PGCert in Quality Diabetes Care Other Events and Conferences


Local Diabetes MCN Forums


These forums are open to all health and social care staff looking after people with diabetes.  The next forum will be held on Tuesday 15th June 2021 via MS Teams.  For further details please click here.

Archive of Past Events

Click here to access presentations of past events



Online Diabetes Education Resources


  Foot Risk Awareness and Management Education (FRAME)

The online FRAME training modules explain the purpose of foot screening, demonstrate how to carry out a foot assessment and how to use the online SCI-DC foot risk tool to calculate and record foot risk score.  There is an assessment involving case scenarios at the end of the modules which the learner may opt to undertake and which, if passed, gives a certificate of completion.  Click here to launch the tool.  It takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.



This short video explains foot screeening and lasts approximately 12 minutes. Click here to launch the video (Windows Media File).  If you are using Firefox as browser and experience problems in playing this video, please install this plugin: Windows Media Player plugin



Cambridge Diabetes Education Programme

CDEP is a competency-based online diabetes learning tool that supports all levels of healthcare practitioners demonstrate their diabetes knowledge and skills relevant to their role.  To align with the structure of diabetes competency frameworks, there are 5 levels that healthcare practitioners can register at, according to their role.  A variety of diabetes topics are available, the amount of time required depends on the level and the topics chosen, for example intermediate level contains 10-15 hours of education.  It costs £25 for registration which lasts 2 years.

More information about the levels and topics can be found here. and to access the programme click here


Improving Care for People with Diabetes in Hospital


Diabetes - Think, Check, Act

Five eLearning  modules are available to provide practical advice to improve the care and management of inpatients with diabetes. The interactive modules cover:

  • recognition of diabetes on admission to hospital,
  • appropriate referral for specialist advice,
  • blood glucose monitoring,
  • subcutaneous insulin prescribing and administration,
  • intravenous insulin prescribing management
  • prevention and management of hypoglycaemia

All eLearning modules can be found on LearnPro , please search for Diabetes


Check Protect and Refer

CPR for Feet programme involves foot care checks in hospital to everyone with a diagnosis of diabetes to determine their risk of developing foot disease, and gives them the information and support that they need to reduce that risk.

  • Check - check feet on admission to hospital
  • Protect - protect the feet if there is a problem or risk of a problem
  • Refer - those with, or at risk of, a foot ulcer referred to Podiatry

The eLearning module can be found on LearnPro , please search for Diabetes

Click here for the CPR for Feet: Training Manual


BMJ Learning Website: Diabetes Mellitus Modules

Within the BMJ Learning website there are four modules which are acceptable to contribute to the LES education requirements:

Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 - diagnosis and evaluation (counts for 20 minutes)

  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 an update on management (counts for 40 minutes)
  • Diabetic Foot diagnostic picture tests (counts for 50 minutes)
  • Hypoglycaemia diagnosis and management (counts for 30 minutes)


Decisions in Diabetes

Decisions in Diabetes is an online accrediated continuing medical education (CME) program that aims to support physicians in the best practice management of Type 2 diabetes.  The course includes 4 modules of content with 4 hours of learning providing 4 CME credits.


Diabetic Ketoacidosis

University of Dundee interactive tutorial on DKA where you will be asked to make decisions about the management of a patient.  Click here to launch the tutorial.


Emotion Matters

Emotion Matters is an online module within LearnPro.  The aim of this resource is to increase understanding and awareness of the psychosocial implications of living with a long term condition as well as provide some skills that will enable holistic, collaborative and person centred care. 


The MAP of Health Behaviour Change

This module is for health and social care professionals whose role involves helping people to make positive health and lifestule related changes.  It provides a guide to structure your behaviour change convversations (the MAP model) and evidence-based behaviour change techniques (BCTs) which help people make the change.  It can be found within TURAS.


MSc, PGDip or PGCert in Quality Diabetes Care


The Quality Diabetes Care programme will be of interest to health care professionals (e.g. doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dieticians, podiatrists) working in diabetes care settings. It will equip participants with skills for modern evidence based management of diabetes patients, and offer practical experience in organisational management, reflective practice and quality improvement.  Please click here for further information.



For further information please click on the following links; Swift template, Swift aide memoire and Swift desktop tool.


Other Events and Conferences


National Networking Forum- Type 1 online forums.  Please click here for further information.