On-demand

Sponsored by Abbott Diabetes Care, each on-demand skills based webinar is guided by Cathe Gaskell and Su Down, to support and upskill diabetes professionals during Covid-19.

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Diabetes Skills: Communication, Patient Engagement and Team Resilience
On-demand Free 3 hours
Abbott Diabetes Care

Benefit from an experienced speaker and a host who understand your pressures

Using evidence-based techniques, you will be able to:

  • Set goals to achieve enhanced communication, reach a common goal and improve engagement with your diabetes patients
  • Understand the importance of developing your listening skills to engage your patients
  • Delve into the impact of micro behaviours and body language on your communication skills
  • Initiate important, courageous conversations
  • Build resilience within your team and recognise stress in yourself and others
  • Keep in touch and check in on your colleagues: exploring the impact
  • Determine effective empathy management strategies to improve team engagement
  • Discover what behavioural change strategies are and how you can use them
  • Encourage your patients to make a change and involve them in their diabetes management

Watch these three on-demand NHS webinars from the comfort of your own home

Created specifically to support NHS Diabetes staff in your working life and wellbeing, plus benefit from:

  • Three hours of presentation and speaker Q&A
  • Follow expert guidance in your own time
  • Free to all NHS and public sector professionals
  • Immediately accessible on the 'watch now' tab
Abbott Diabetes Care

FREE for all NHS Diabetes professionals, take some time to refocus and benefit from this series of three 1 hour sessions. Click on the videos below to view:

Useful Communication Tools to Enhance Patient Engagement - recorded on Wednesday 13th January 2021

  • Set goals to achieve enhanced communication, reach a common goal and improve engagement with your diabetes patients
  • Understand the importance of developing your listening skills to engage your patients
  • Delve into the impact of micro behaviours and body language on your communication skills
  • Initiate important, courageous conversations

Techniques to Support your Team Resilience during Covid-19 - recorded on Wednesday 20th January 2021

    • Build resilience within your team and recognise stress in yourself and others
    • Keep in touch and check in on your colleagues: exploring the impact
    • Determine effective empathy management strategies to improve team engagement

    Behaviour Change Strategies to Improve Patient Diabetes Management - recorded on Wednesday 27th January 2021

      • Discover what behavioural change strategies are and how you can use them
      • Encourage your patients to make a change and involve them in their diabetes management
      Abbott Diabetes Care

      Cathe Gaskell and Su Down will guide you through these webinars in conversation with demonstrations, practical techniques, shared knowledge and experiences.


      Job Title:
      Diabetes Nurse Consultant and co-Vice Chair
      Organisation
      Primary Care Diabetes Society
      Biography

      Su has specialised in diabetes for 25 years and since 2005 has held the position of Diabetes Nurse Consultant in Somerset. She has played a key role in leading the service through a complete redesign and implementing a community-based team of diabetes specialist nurses and specialist dietitians.

      Su’s particular interests are in elderly care, end-of-life care, insulin safety, injection technique, hypoglycaemia and pregnancy care. In her role as Clinical Lead for the intermediate service, she is responsible for the clinical supervision of the nursing team and the service is commissioned to deliver healthcare professional education to primary care, to the community nursing service and to care homes. The service also delivers group education to those with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

      Nationally, Su sits on the board of the Forum for Injection Technique and has developed diabetes modules for the social care sector in conjunction with Skills for Care. She is also on an international board looking to explore the challenges in early conversations between clinicians and people with diabetes. She presented this work at the recent EASD conference. She has had work published on topics including service redesign, the future role of specialist nurses, innovative commissioning, injection technique and hypoglycaemia unawareness.


      Job Title:
      Director
      Organisation
      The Results Company
      Biography

      Managing Director Cathe Gaskell has worked within healthcare for nearly 30 years. She initially trained as a nurse within mental health and has worked either on or with Boards since 1999.

      Cathe has been working as a consultant/ independent advisor across healthcare since 2009 and has worked with over 60 organisations.

      Cathe specialises in change management by helping organisations with capacity or cultural issues in areas such as governance and compliance, complaints and patient experience and using creative solutions to engage staff to improve services to patients.

      Equally comfortable working at ” board or ward levels ” Cathe specialises in leading quality assurance, inspection of services, production of action and business plans, and the delivery of high quality training workshops.

      She has a strong interest in resolving Bullying and Harassment issues and working with teams to improve internal communications.

      Supporting NHS professionals during Covid-19

      SBK Healthcare has produced many useful webinars to help and support NHS diabetes healthcare professionals. These webinars can be viewed as videos free and on-demand, and include:

      • Supporting Weight Management in Isolation
      • Adapting your Diabetes Pregnancy Service during Covid-19 Webinar
      • Developing Useful Skills for Virtual Diabetes Consultations Webinar
      • Support your Adult Patients with the Artificial Pancreas System Webinar
      • Useful Communication Tools to Enhance Diabetes Patient Engagement
      • Virtual Consulting with Blood Glucose Data: Diabetes Service Support during COVID-19
      • Enhancing your Telephone Diabetes Consultations Webinar
      • Fatty Lumps Guidance for Diabetes Professionals Webinar
      • Flash Glucose Monitoring Patient Experience Webinar
      • Guide to Technology for Safe Diabetes Delivery Webinar
      • Improve your Remote Working for Diabetes HCPs Webinar
      • Utilise Time in Range through LibreView Virtually Webinar

      There are also upcoming webinars and online forums featured on the SBK Healthcare homepage.