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Training primary care healthcare professionals to deliver outstanding quality diabetes care

Designed for GPs, Nurse Practitioners, Practice Nurses and Clinical Pharmacists working in General Practice

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TRAINING OPTIONS

Our diabetes training programmes outlined below are designed to meet the needs of primary care healthcare professionals. You can register onto a national PITstop course, engage us to train local specialists to deliver courses locally, or invite our national team to coordinate and deliver your diabetes training programme.

Pre PITstop

PrePITstop modules train primary care healthcare professionals to deliver essential best practice diabetes care.

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PITstop

PITstop trains primary care healthcare professionals to support people with Type 2 diabetes and more complex needs such as GLP-1 and insulin initiation.

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Bespoke Training

We design bespoke diabetes training to meet your specific, local training requirements.

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TESTIMONIALS

The RGCP Assessor Panel were of the view that this is an excellent educational course highly relevant to CPD. The application and course content documents demonstrate a well referenced evidence base and excellent supporting materials. ...

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I wanted to pass on some of the comments re. PITstop that many of the candidates have said: “PITstop is a great course. The process is so clear, and easy to follow. I really enjoyed the two days, and am looking forward to day 3.” ...

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When the PITstop course came up, I thought it would be a great chance to update my skills. The course was so much more than that! All my feedback is very positive. I really appreciated the chance to stop and reflect upon my own practice and to make improvements. The course materials are excellent and very thorough. The course content was a great mix of learning styles- group work, hands on sessions, quizzes, as well ...

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I work as a GP in Wolverhampton and have a particular interest in diabetes. During this time, I have attended many courses and updates tailored to those who look after a diabetes register. I have found PITstop Diabetes to be one of the most informative courses to date. Its ability to effectively digest and relay some of the important landmark studies, in combination with a very hands-on practical teaching style (in particular to injectable therapies), ...

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Healthcare professional education in primary care represents an essential component of an effective service for people with diabetes. Outcomes can be significantly improved with a high quality training programme. PITstop has been developed to the highest professional standards with the needs of the end user very much at its core. The content has received academic accreditation and widespread endorsement while the materials are very well laid out. It has been used to great effect in ...

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​I have attended many of Anne’s courses as a GP in Bexley and at one time, Diabetes Lead. I have found her foundation course, PITstop and CPD training courses extremely informative and up-to-date and have always come away with new and important information. Indeed, Anne usually has information on these courses prior to it becoming generally available and I would highly recommend attendance to anyone wishing to keep at the cutting edge of diabetes ...

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​I really enjoyed the course. The nurses and GP's who attended PITstop have found the style of the training and the content invaluable, myself included. I know the nurses find the resources and the manual excellent to use in practice and the care planning element running through is great for reinforcing the model we are promoting locally ...

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As someone who has been involved in Diabetes Care for years, having been a Practice Nurses and briefly a DSN it has always been an area of interest. As a Primary Care Workforce Tutor now I maintain a clinical session within Diabetes so as not to lose the skill. I was particularly interested in completing the PITstop course as a Refresh/Update and also to ensure my patients benefitted from Right Skills, Right Place, Right Time. ...

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Pitstop training was well organised with excellent teaching and provided useful resources to use in the workplace. The course has been a motivator to improve our service with up to date evidence based principles of diabetes care for women preconception and during pregnancy. It has provided a clear structure for the education of women relating to medicines management. The course provided exactly what was required for our personal professional development needs but also will benefit ...

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Over the past six years the bulk of my diabetes training has been courtesy of Anne, starting with the Bexley Foundation course then continued training and support on insulin management with PITstop. As a result, not only am I the Diabetes Lead within my own practice but have also become the Clinical Lead for Diabetes for Bexley CCG, involved in commissioning services. The annual updates she provides Bexley are extremely comprehensive and speaking as a ...

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As a Practice Nurse of 13 years experience I found the PITstop course to be; research based, up to date, extremely applicable to practice and enjoyable. The use of case studies throughout the programme helped to consolidate learning and the accompanying resources for both reference and patient use, are easy to use and of excellent quality. I believe that the logical, stepped approach to insulin initiation that PITstop teaches, helps to improve patient care, increases ...

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ABOUT US

Our experience as diabetes specialists in service redesign, healthcare professional training and direct patient care, underpins our flexible and engaging training solutions that upskill the primary care workforce. Patients want consistent, high quality support from their diabetes team and this has informed the practical resources and care pathways that form the backbone of our courses. Combined with clinical assessments and national competency frameworks, we equip students to meet patients' expectations of consistent, high quality care. We have recieved accreditation from the RCGP and Univeristy of Greenwich, are recognised by NICE and Diabetes UK and have been nominated finalists for national awards.

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RESOURCES

A number of PITstop resources are available for general use. Here are some examples. More downloadable pdf resources.

Application form

The next national PITstop course will take place in June and Sepember 2017 at the Holiday Inn, Wrotham Heath, Kent, TN15 7RS (just off M20).

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RCGP accreditation

What RCGP accreditation means to GPs and other healthcare professionals completing PITstop. Updated April 2017

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Diabetes UK poster

Students felt more confident to support people with type 2 diabetes after attending PITstop

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