Diabetes UK Position Statements and Care Recommendations
The current status of diabetes professional educational standards and competencies in the UK—a Position Statement from the Diabetes UK Healthcare Professional Education Competency Framework Task and Finish Group
Article first published online: 17 NOV 2011
© 2011 The Authors. Diabetic Medicine © 2011 Diabetes UK
Volume 28, Issue 12, pages 1501–1507, December 2011
How to Cite
Walsh, N., George, S., Priest, L., Deakin, T., Vanterpool, G., Karet, B. and Simmons, D. (2011), The current status of diabetes professional educational standards and competencies in the UK—a Position Statement from the Diabetes UK Healthcare Professional Education Competency Framework Task and Finish Group. Diabetic Medicine, 28: 1501–1507. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-5491.2011.03411.x
- Issue published online: 17 NOV 2011
- Article first published online: 17 NOV 2011
- Accepted manuscript online: 12 AUG 2011 02:48PM EST
- Accepted 8 August 2011
- healthcare professionals;
- skills and competency
Diabet. Med. 28, 1501–1507 (2011)
Diabetes is a significant health concern, both in the UK and globally. Management can be complex, often requiring high levels of knowledge and skills in order to provide high-quality and safe care. The provision of good, safe, quality care lies within the foundations of healthcare education, continuing professional development and evidence-based practice, which are inseparable and part of a continuum during the career of any health professional. Sound education provides the launch pad for effective clinical management and positive patient experiences.
This position paper reviews and discusses work undertaken by a Working Group under the auspices of Diabetes UK with the remit of considering all health professional educational issues for people delivering care to people with diabetes. This work has scoped the availability of education for those within the healthcare system who may directly or indirectly encounter people with diabetes and reviews alignment to existing competency frameworks within the UK’s National Health Service.