DPC Mental Health & Wellbeing Zone - Tuesday 29 October 2019

Choose relevant sessions for you in your role:

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    Multi-disciplinary team – these sessions are suitable for the entire MDT and will aim to promote joint working and understanding of care pathways.

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    Primary Care & Non-Specialist – designed for healthcare professionals who are not specialists in diabetes or related conditions, and who may work in a Primary Care setting.

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    Specialist – these sessions are designed for specialists in diabetes and related conditions. Sessions may also be appropriate for Primary Care specialists or leads in diabetes and related conditions.

*NB – These are advisory labels so please read the session description and learning outcomes carefully to ensure the session is right for you

10:50 - 12:00


12:00 - 13:30

Extended Workshop – Knuston Hall Diabetes Counselling and Empowerment Course: ‘From Fixer to facilitator’

We are trying to give participants a flavour of the 3 day Knuston Hall. Diabetes Counselling and Empowerment Course in 90 minutes. We want to encourage a workshop atmosphere and there will be plenty of audience participation to help learning. We will consider who holds the responsibility for diabetes care – is it the patient…

Research Consultant, R&D Unit, Northampton General Hospital
Anne Kilvert
Consultant Physician, Diabetes Centre, Northampton General Hospital
13:30 - 15:10


16:10 - 16:50

Supporting people with diabetes and severe mental illness in primary care and the community

This session will discuss the management of diabetes in people with severe mental illness. This will include the prevention of diabetes, screening and diagnosis of diabetes and management of diabetes. Particular reference will be made to the role of antipsychotics. Learning points: To examine why people with severe mental illness are at increased risk of…

Richard Holt
Professor in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Human Development and Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton
16:50 - 17:30


17:30 - 18:10

‘Diabulimia’ – Type 1 diabetes disordered eating

In March 2019 NHS England launched two pilot services in London and the South Coast to tackle Type 1 diabetes disordered eating(T1DE), previously referred to as diabulimia. Although T1DE is not yet formally recognised as a medical or psychiatric disorder, it is being increasingly recognised in both academic literature and social media and occurs when…

Person living with Type 1 diabetes
Consultant Diabetologist, Royal Bournemouth Hospital
Consultant Psychiatrist, Eating Disorders Service, Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
BSc; MBBCh; MRCP (Diabetes & Endocrinology); PhD, NHS England T1DE