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 Conference 2018

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

The conference kicks off with a CME day on the Wednesday. Available for CME credits for the medics, the day is also a great training and learning opportunity for nurses, both new to the field and experienced. The Thursday and Friday follow on with a deeper look into endocrinology and diabetes with the two specialties running parallel sessions.

BSPED 2018 (7-9 November) sees the launch of our new programme with the nurses’ business meeting and presentations, and a Nurses’ Day for Endocrine Professionals on the Friday. We will be 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 2015-2018, Paediatric Endocrine Nurse Specialist Stephanie Kerr from Southampton. Abstract submissions will be open in March.

For further information regarding BSPED please feel free to contact Stephanie

Become a member of BSPED here.

Principles of Care for the Child and Young Person in Endocrinology

Running at London SouthBank University, the Principles of Care for the Child and Young Person in Endocrinology module was launched in January 2017 and continues annually. With lectures from the UK’s leading experts, the course has been designed to cover a variety of endocrine conditions and care aspects.

The module carries 20 credits at both Levels 6 and 7, and comprises;

  • 6 study days
  • Self-directed learning
  • Group work
  • Practice-based competencies
  • Case study presentation

The course can run for up to 18 nurses and the BSPED is pleased to sponsor up to 10 places for BSPED members. To find out more information about the course, or if you would like to put yourself forward for consideration of the BSPED funded places, please contact the module leader Kate Davies.

BSPED Paediatric Endocrine Nurse Award

The BSPED is pleased to offer the Endocrine Nurse Award for 2018 to support an innovative development or initiative within the paediatric endocrine setting. Find out more about the BSPED Paediatric Endocrine Nurse Award.