Diabetes Care

*Please note, registration for this programme has now closed*

This is an exciting, flexible learning opportunity to develop your skills in personalised care, especially when caring for patients with diabetes.

With CPD accreditation, this programme is a mix of e-learning, live webinars and interactive face-to-face workshops, delivered by experienced trainers and primary care professionals. The core modules featured below cover a number of transferrable skills in personalised care approaches.

The GP Excellence Team, in partnership with the Personalised Care Institute, is offering this opportunity to all Greater Manchester Primary Care staff who deliver diabetes care to encourage greater uptake of Structured Diabetes Education. Please see some of the roles below which are welcome to apply. (Other roles who deliver diabetes care to encourage greater uptake of Structured Diabetes Education are also welcome to apply).

  • GPs
  • Practice Nurses
  • Diabetes Specialist Nurses
  • Care Co-ordinators
  • Social Prescribing Link Workers
  • Health and Wellbeing Coaches
  • Physician Associates
  • District Community Nurses
  • Nursing Associates
  • Healthcare Support Workers
  • Community Pharmacists
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There are eight learning steps to complete the programme.

1. Watch the introductory video – PCI learning platform (41 mins)

2. Complete the Core Skills eLearning module – PCI learning platform (60 mins)

3. Complete the Shared Decision-Making eLearning module – PCI learning platform (30 mins)

4. Attend a Shared Decision-Making Workshop (Online)

  • Tuesday, 23rd May 2023 at 9.00am – 12.00pm
  • Tuesday, 23rd May 2023 at 1.00pm – 4.00pm
  • Tuesday 27th June 2023 at 9.00am – 12.00pm
  • Tuesday 27th June 2023 at 1.00pm – 4.00pm

5. Attend a Motivational Interviewing Workshop (Online)            

  • Tuesday 16th May 2023 at 9.00am-4.00pm
  • Thursday 29th June 2023 at 9.00am-4.00pm

6. Attend a Personalised Care Support Planning Workshop (Online)

  • Tuesday 6th June 2023 at 12.30-2.30pm
  • Tuesday 13th June 2023 at 12.30-2.30pm
  • Tuesday 27th June 2023 at 12.30-2.30pm

7. Attend a Read Code Training Workshop (In person)                 

  • Thursday 15th June 2023 at 9.00am-12.00pm
  • Thursday 15th June 2023 at 1.00pm-4.00pm

8. Complete the online Virtual Patient Avatar (10 minutes)

This will be available on the PCI learning platform in Summer 2023

Find out more about the programme learning modules below.

For enquiries, email: gm.gpexcellence@nhs.net

Learning modules

Shared decision making

Delivered by Dr Sam Finnikin: Sutton Coldfield GP, NHSEI clinical specialist advisor for personalised care and cardiovascular disease, international speaker on shared decision making

Learning outcomes

  • Understand why shared decision making is important
  • Understand the process of shared decision making
  • Consider how preferences and values differ
  • Incorporate risk communication skills into consultations
  • Recognise the importance of bias and heuristics in decision making
  • Recognise the barriers to shared decision making
  • Have a framework to incorporate shared decision making into your practice
Motivational interviewing

Delivered by Et Al Training: interactive sessions where you influence the content

Learning outcomes

  • Learn a new, guiding/reflective style of engaging with people
  • Enable patients to use their own motivations for change
  • Be more effective in helping people make independent decisions about themselves
  • Help avoid burnout
Creating a high-quality, person-centred support plan

Delivered by Lindsay Oliver: Consultant Dietitian and National Director of Year of Care Partnerships with extensive experience in developing quality assured training and education programmes.

This module will include:

  • What personalised care and support planning is and why it matters (the ‘case for change’ and impact of implementation of Year of Care in conjunction with patient education)
  • The principles of personalised care and support planning including:
  • The value of patient preparation
  • The importance of collaborative conversations to develop a shared care plan
  • Beyond the care and support planning conversation – support for self-management and more than medicine
  • A real-life case study of a general practice that has implemented the Year of Care approach
SNOMED training

Delivered by Joanna Bircher and Ricky Staniland

Joanna Bircher, Greater Manchester GP, Clinical Director at GP Excellence, Clinical Lead for Quality Improvement at Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group, Generation Q Fellow of the Health Foundation, board member of Aqua, and Royal College of General Practitioners Quality Improvement Clinical Champion

Ricky Staniland, Physician Associate, Diabetes Lead within Salford Primary Care Together, and Medical Educator teaching diabetes for the Greater Manchester Training Hub

This session will also be an opportunity to ‘wrap up’ and reflect on the learning of the programme overall.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the importance of capturing data about our patients with diabetes
  • Understand how to capture data effectively using coding and templates
  • Learn how to use data to improve care
  • Recognise the role of practice systems and processes to support diabetes care and capture practice performance