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West Midlands Diabetes Transformation and Sustainability Network

The West Midlands Diabetes Transformation and Sustainability Network will hold its inaugural meeting in September. The network aims to support the commissioning of high quality, outcomes focused and value for money diabetes services that support your local STP delivery.

The network brings together like minded people from across healthcare, local authorities, the third sector and other relevant stakeholders who are involved in the commissioning and delivery of services to prevent, care for and support patients with diabetes. This will provide a platform for active discussion and exchange of idea to deliver diabetes prevention and management in a more integrated way.

The conference will be chaired by Professor Ian Macdonald – Head of School of Life Sciences and Professor of Metabolic Physiology, University of Nottingham on Tuesday 13th September 2017, with a focus on:

  • Transforming Prevention of Diabetes
  • Transforming Outcomes for People with T2D


12.30 Registration and buffet lunch

13.30 Welcome: Mr Paul Midgley – Director of NHS Insight, Wilmington Healthcare

13.35 Chair’s Introduction – Transformation in the Prevention of Diabetes: Professor Ian Macdonald

13.45 Update on regional activities: Mr Peter Shorrick – Midlands Regional Head, Diabetes UK

Session One: Transforming Prevention of Diabetes

14.00 Local Implemention of the Diabetes Prevention Programme – What have we learnt and how do we engage those for whom DPP is not suitable or declined?: Dr Sri Bellary – Consultant Physician – Diabetes and Endocrinology, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust; Senior Lecturer- Metabolic Medicine, Aston University, Birmingham

14.15 Local service innovation around weight management and preventing T2D: Ms Michelle Smitten – Health and Wellbeing – Department Manager, Gateway Family Services CIC and Ms Caroline Mackie – Programme Coordinator, Gateway Family Services CIC

14.30 Table Discussion in STP Footprint Areas: “Scaling up diabetes prevention – DPP and beyond”

14.50 Feedback and panel Q&A: Speakers plus Ms Jacquie Lavin – Head of Nutrition and Research, Slimming World

15.05 Break and networking

Session Two: Transforming Outcomes for People with T2D

15.20 Redesigning diabetes with the patient at the centre/Shared care – what we have learnt: Dr Winston Crasto – Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

15.35 Working together to transform services for people with diabetes – the Worcestershire approach: Ms Emma Fisher – Diabetes Commissioning Lead, South Worcestershire CCG and Ms Rosanne Dunkley  – Specialist Diabetes Dietician, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

15.50 Table Discussion in STP Footprint Areas: “What can we adopt to transform outcomes for people with T2D within existing programme budgets?”

16.10 Feedback and panel Q&A: Speakers

16.25 Chair’s Summary: Professor Ian Macdonald

16.30 Meeting Close

Wilmington Healthcare Limited reserves the right to change timings, content and speakers at any time

The regional Diabetes Transformation and Sustainability Network events are supported by Napp through the provision of financial sponsorship only. Delegates may include members of this company and Novo Nordisk who have also paid to attend. Sponsors have had no input into the design or content of the event agenda.

For further information contact the Wilmington Healthcare Events Team on 0845 121 3686 or at