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Endocrine Nurse Training

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.

BSPED Annual meeting

Nurses are invited to attend our annual national meeting which focuses on current best practice in paediatric endocrinology.

Historically, the conference begins with a CME day on the Wednesday. While CME credits are available for doctors, the day also provides great training and learning opportunity for nurses; for both new and experienced nurses. Thursday and Friday are made up of: symposia, oral communications and expert sessions in both endocrinology and diabetes. Included in this is the Nurses’ Day for Endocrine Professionals which involves: presentations from the previous years’ BSPED Nurse prize winner, an outstanding case presentation from the LSBU Endocrine Module, and topical discussions in nursing care of children and young people with endocrine disorders.

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 Representatives, Paediatric Endocrine Nurse Specialists Peter Laing from Liverpool and Karen Thompson from Belfast.

For further information regarding BSPED please feel free to contact the above Nurse representatives.

Become a member of BSPED here.

Principles of Care for the Child and Young Person in Endocrinology

Applications are now closed for paediatric endocrine nurses to study the ‘Principles of care for the child and young person in endocrinology’ at London South Bank University’, run by Kate Davies, Associate Professor in Paediatric Prescribing and Endocrinology. This 20 credit module is run at Level 6 (Degree level) and Level 7 (Masters level), on the following dates in 2024:

January 25 and 26

February 22 and 23

March 21 and 22

31 May (assessment day – online)

It will be a mixture of face to face lectures, and some online, but the January dates will definitely be face to face at the Southwark campus of London South Bank University. A map and details on how to get here can be seen here:

The BSPED generously supports the cost of the module for up to 10 places for BSPED nurse members – so if this is of interest, do apply soon as these places do get snapped up quickly – but do see if you can source alternative funding first.

Please note, this does not cover travel or accommodation costs.

For more information, please contact Kate on [email protected]


BSPED Paediatric Endocrine and Diabetes Nurse and Allied Health Professionals Award

The BSPED is pleased to offer this award to support an innovative development or initiative within the paediatric endocrine or diabetes setting. Find out more about the BSPED Paediatric Endocrine and Diabetes Nurse and Allied Health Professionals Award.


Royal College of Nursing competency framework for children’s endocrine nurse specialists

The competency framework was developed to enhance the clinical care of children and young people with an endocrine disorder and can be found on the RCN website here.

Other relevant key resources, book and journals can also be found on the RCN webpage for Nurses caring for Children and Young People (CYP) with endocrine conditions.