TRAINING – FREE 1. ACTIVITY TRAINING – Towards an Active Care Home and Activities for people with Dementia 2. Diabetic training

 April 2019 


Please see below details of free training opportunities for care home managers and activity co-ordinators in Suffolk: 

  1. Towards an Active Care Home – afternoon workshops taking place in Ipswich (1st April) and Bury St Edmunds (2nd April)

 Full details of both opportunities are available by clicking on the following links.

 Active Care Home Application Form


Or, for further details contact:  

Adam Baker

Strategic Lead for Physical Activity

Directorate of Health, Wellbeing and Children’s Services

Suffolk County Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2BX

T: 01473 260821

M: 07894 598296



Update from Duet Diabetes


DUET diabetes are running ‘diabetes update for registered nurses’ open workshops to coincide with this national campaign at a reduced cost of £58pp:

·         On 17 May in Stowmarket

·         on 23 May at Great Yarmouth & Waveney CCG (Beccles House) in Beccles

This workshop for trained nurses, is designed to increase knowledge and confidence by giving the learner a greater understanding of diabetes.  The improved skills acquired will enable the practitioner to provide safe and appropriate advice and care to people with living with diabetes in line with current NICE guidance; with the ultimate aim being to make a positive difference to people living with diabetes and their quality of life.

As with all workshops run by DUET diabetes, this workshop will be delivered by an experienced Diabetes Specialist Nurse (who also works within the NHS) and provides a discussion based facilitated learning environment.  ‘Hands on’ time with devices, interactive activities and ‘hypothetical scenario’ discussions are included.  Useful for revalidation purposes too!

More details regarding this and other workshops available from ‘DUET diabetes’ can also be found at – where people can find out about the content of the workshops as well as links to information about the various open workshops.

Diabetes Information Postcard

We would like to share with you our updated Diabetes Information Postcard which, as well as providing competency statements for people working in care homes, contains some useful links for professionals involved in the care of people with diabetes such as:

·        the CQC guidance for inspectors which outlines the elements of good diabetes care – “guidance for CQC staff:  inspecting the quality of care for residents with diabetes mellitus living in care homes” (During her presentations, my colleague Helen Stephen made reference to this guidance)

·        Training, Research and Education for Nurses in Diabetes (TREND-UK)

To download please click on :  A5-half-fold-ip_2018Generic


If you have any queries at all, please contact: 

Lynne Reedman

Service Lead

DUET diabetes Ltd

01799 584178 / 07443 659985