At present, no separate SPIN module exists for paediatric endocrinology for general paediatricians with an interest. However, the BSPED would encourage any trainee who is considering a career in paediatric endocrinology and diabetes at a secondary care (special interest) level to refer to the level 1-3 competencies in the RCPCH curriculum.
A trainee Special Interest (SPIN) module in diabetes is the additional training/experience that level 3 trainees can complete in a 12-24 month placement. This will allow trainees to be the local lead and part of the clinical network providing for children who need specialist paediatric diabetes care.
All trainees wanting to complete diabetes SPIN, must first submit an application form.
Once you have completed your SPIN module and all of the competences, you will need to contact the SPIN Team at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that all of your evidence is ready to be reviewed. This evidence should include educational supervisor reports, reflective logs, details of clinics, and any workplace assessments.
Once the CSAC Chair is satisfied with the evidence provided, the SPIN Team will be able to confirm completion of your SPIN module and achievement of all of the required competences. You will then be issued with a SPIN Module Completion Letter from the RCPCH.