Recruitment for the 2017-2019 cohort of Diabetes UK Clinical Champions is now open. Diabetes UK is looking for 20 healthcare professionals from across the diabetes pathway who are passionate about improving diabetes care in their locality.
The Diabetes UK Clinical Champions programme is a unique opportunity for healthcare professionals to develop their personal leadership style and to learn new skills, which will help them to deliver a project to improve care in their area. This project will focus on an area of improvement that the Clinical Champion has identified as a pressing issue in their locality. The programme is run in partnership with Novo Nordisk, who provide support and funding.
Diabetes UK is looking for healthcare professionals who are committed to improving local diabetes care. The role is open to any healthcare professional from across the diabetes pathway, including consultants, GPs, nurses, dietitians, podiatrists and senior pharmacists. Applicants should be experienced in treating the complex needs of people with diabetes, and have the potential to lead real change.
The voluntary role runs for two years and includes a package of support and training. Clinical Champions will come into post in July 2017 and will complete the programme in June 2019. During their two years in post, Clinical Champions will attend training sessions to learn about being an effective leader and gain the key skills they will need to influence local change
There are currently 45 Clinical Champions, working across projects including training for care home staff and inpatient nurses, establishing local diabetes networks, and improving training for local schools supporting children with diabetes. Read more about what the current Champions are doing.