Consulting children and young people with diabetes in the design and development of services
Q Has anyone undertaken work involving the consulting of children and young people with diabetes in the design and development of services? If so, Diabetes UK would like to hear from you.
Diabetes UK is hoping to document the methods people have used to engage children and young people in this process.
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Roopinder Brar, Diabetes Care Advisor, Diabetes UKStella Valerkou, Good Practice Co-ordinator, Diabetes UK
Knowledge and skills framework for a diabetes facilitator
Q Does anyone have a knowledge and skills framework for a diabetes facilitator?
Kit McAuley, Diabetes Facilitator, Enfield Primary Care Trust
A The National Diabetes Facilitators Group started working on this last year at the same time that we were involved with a project on facilitation in diabetes with Skills for Health, but unfortunately the work was not completed. Some members of our committee have been writing knowledge and skills framework outlines for their own posts and would be happy to share these with you (see The Link section in this issue for details of the group). One of the main issues is the diversity of roles which come under the umbrella of ‘facilitation’ with some nurses combining this role with a post in secondary care. Other people, similar to me, have been co-opted as network managers. Without wishing to be too controversial, there are some knowledge and skills framework outlines for nurse consultants which overlap a great deal with the nurse facilitator role. Again the National Diabetes Facilitators Group would be willing to share these with you.
Phil Holdich, Diabetes Nurse Facilitator/Network Manager, Isle of Wight PCT; Chair, National Diabetes Facilitators Group