We are proud to support the training and development of endocrine and diabetes nurses across the UK, from specialist sessions at our annual conference to a nurse award and course funding.
Nurses were invited to attend our annual national meeting which focused on current best practice in paediatric endocrinology.
The conference kicked off with a CME day on the Wednesday. Available for CME credits for the medics, the day was also a great training and learning opportunity for nurses, both new to the field and experienced. The Thursday and Friday followed on with a deeper look into endocrinology and diabetes with the two specialties running parallel sessions.
BSPED 2018 saw the launch of our new programme with the nurses’ business meeting and presentations, and a Nurses’ Day for Endocrine Professionals on the Friday. In 2019 we were delighted to see the winners of the previous year’s BSPED Nurse Prize present their work as well as a nominated case presentation from the LSBU Endocrine Module during Thursday’s Endocrine Nurse session.
If you would like to submit an abstract for consideration as a poster or oral communication at the next BSPED meeting please contact the BSPED Endocrine Nurse Representative for 2018-2021, Paediatric Endocrine Nurse Specialist Lee Martin from London. Due to COVID-19, the annual meeting will not take place in 2020, but dates for 2021 abstract submissions will be announced in due course.
For further information regarding BSPED please feel free to contact Lee
Become a member of BSPED here.
London South Bank University is pleased to run the 20 credit nurse endocrine module ‘Principles of care for the child and young person in Endocrinology’ at level 6 and level 7.
Days in the University are comprised of lectures and group work, starting at 0900 and finishing at 1700. The assessment consists of a case study presentation, focusing on how innovative nursing practice and interventions can enhance the patient experience, and competencies to achieve in clinical practice. The nurse giving the most outstanding presentation will be invited to give their presentation in the nurses’ session at BSPED later that year. The assessment / hand in date is Friday 1 May 2020.
The BSPED has financially supported up to 9 nurse members to undertake the module.
For further information, please contact Kate Davies (the module lead) at firstname.lastname@example.org
The BSPED is pleased to offer the Endocrine Nurse Award to support an innovative development or initiative within the paediatric endocrine setting. Find out more about the BSPED Paediatric Endocrine Nurse Award.
An updated competence framework developed to enhance the clinical care that children and young people with an endocrine disorder receive can be found on the RCN website here.