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 and Conference



Tayside Diabetes MCN Forum - Pregnancy and Diabetes - 26 September 2023 - 7-8.00pm via MS Teams email to register


Tayside Diabetes MCN Forum - Topic tbc - 6 December 2023 - 7-8.00pm via MS Teams - further information to follow


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.  To access the tool please go to note this needs to be accessed using google chrome as this site doesn't work with internet explorer.  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


Diabetes UK Continuing Professional Developed

A serues if on-line courses for healthcare professionals working in diabetes care.  Including Understanding Diabetes and Emotional Wellbeing.  Click here to access.


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


As part of the Think Check Act safety programme 5 eLearning modules below are available to provide practical advice to improve the care and management of inpatients with diabetes. The module can be found within TURAS  by searching for Think Check Act.

  • Inpatient Diabetes: Covers how an admission to hospital could affect a patient’s normal diabetes care as well as blood glucose monitoring, and which patients who should be referred to the inpatient diabetes team. Completion Time: 20 minutes


  • Insulin Administration: Focuses on safe prescribing of insulin and the different modes of insulin delivery. For all healthcare staff with a responsibility for insulin prescribing and administration to ensure that the right patient receives the right type of insulin at the right dose, in the right way. Completion Time: 20 minutes


  • Intravenous Insulin: Outlines safe and appropriate use of intravenous (IV) insulin. Completion Time: 20 minutes


  • Subcutaneous Insulin: Focuses on the various forms of subcutaneous (SC) insulin and their application in clinical practice. Completion Time: 20 minutes


  • How to prevent and manage hypoglycaemia: Focuses on the correct identification, management and prevention of hypoglycaemia. Completion Time: 20 minutes


Check Protect and Refer CPR

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

Click here for training videos and  CPR for Feet: Training Manual and Resources.


Local In-Patient CPR for Feet session run the 1st Thursday of the month Please click here for further information


Providing a Support Network for In-Patient Diabetes

A Diabetes Diamond Group has been established to provide a network of enthusiastic healthcare professionals to drive improvements in diabetes care in hospital.  Healthcare professionals (acute or community) in Tayside who are interested in improving care for their patients are welcome to join. 

The group aims to promote good basic care of people with diabetes in hospital and identify and mitigate risk of diabetes and the medicines used to treat through: 

  • Recognition of people with diabetes in hospital wards 
  • Appropriate blood glucose monitoring 
  • Safe insulin prescribing and administration 
  • Prevention and appropriate management of hypoglycaemia 
  • Check Protect and Refer (CPR) for Feet 


To join the mailing list please email

Please remember to update your email address if required.


Diabetes on the NET

Primary Care Diabetes Society Entry Level Module Series contains 8 modules which covers the 9 processes of care recommended for good diabetes management by primary care healthcare professionals.  The modules can be found here.


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)


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 TURAS or available from here  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.


Other Events and Conferences


Diabetes Diagnosis Advice Clinics, first Wednesday of every second month at 1630 to 1730pm on MS teams. 

National Conference of Primary Care Diabetes Society 13-14 September, Birmingham

Diabetes UK Diabetes in Pregnancy Conference 14 November, Online

RCPE Diabetes and Endocrinology Symposium 30 November 2023, Hybrid

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