“Helen and Rebecca are really amazing, great attitude, very hardworking and really knowledgeable about diabetes and able to share this in way which is comfortable for the practices” (Lesley Roberts, Programme Lead, Camden Diabetes IPU)

“Helen/Rebecca, I would like to say a huge thank you to you both on behalf of the teams at UHND/DMH. Your support has been enormous and at a time when services on these sites were in need of additional help.I have had feedback from several of the DSN’s who all agree you have both been an excellent resource for the staff and patients”
(Debbie Calland, Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse, County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust)

“Helen and Rebecca continue to surpass all my expectations of them”  (Lesley Roberts, Programme Lead, Camden Diabetes IPU)

“Thanks for your input to date, it’s been so reassuring” (Camden GP)

“Your support is really beneficial to the whole team and GP’s” (District Nurse Manager, Camden)

“I want to thank you for all you are doing with us, it is making a major difference” (Associate Director of Nursing, Camden)

“Overall I thought it was an excellent session – delivered really well at the right level for GPs who know a bit of theory but are rusty with this as we don’t do this much any more. Really helpful, well presented, thank you” (Camden GP)

“Just a big thank you for all your help and support at the Greater Huddersfield Diabetic teaching afternoon for the practice Nurses yesterday. I very much appreciate you all making such a big effort and supporting everyone. So on behalf of Greater Huddersfield CCG, I wanted to thank you for your support” (Dr Handa, Chair of the Practice Nurse Reference Group for GHCCG)

“I just wanted to say a huge THANKYOU for your brilliant talk this morning on diabetes. I heard a lot of really positive comments from members! Well done!” (York Carers)

Evaluation of a Camden diabetes event

  • 92% of respondents said they would take away something from the event that will change their practice for the benefit of patients
  • 98% of respondents said attending the conference was a valuable use of their time and would recommend the event to others in the future

Comments from PITstop courses

  • “What a brilliant course – thanks very much; I have learned a lot!”
  • “Thanks to both of you! I would have no hesitation recommending the course to others. You did a really great job”
  • “Well organised. Lots of interaction. Local practitioners make it really useful”
  • “Excellent mixture of learning styles and brilliant presentations with a lot of knowledge”
  • “Great interactive engaging”
  • “Feel a lot more confident & knowledgeable”
  • “Good introduction to initiating insulin & understanding regimens”
  • “Good interactive teaching style”

Comments from a primary care diabetes course

  • “I always avoided diabetes – I think I’ve found my new area of interest”
  • “Fabulous course. Great case studies well discussed”
  • “I feel more confident and able to start seeing diabetic services”
  • “I have increased in confidence and feel inspired to learn more”

Comments from our Community Nurse training programme

  • “Very relevant and informative”
  • “Thank you for supporting us with long overdue training in the community. Delighted. Fighting for this to be mandatory training”
  • “Informative and very valuable update. Thanks!”
  • “Very informative”

Comments from Hartlepool & Stockton Practice Nurse programme

  • “Very informative – teaching exceptional”
  • “Delivered well, opportunity for clarification much welcomed”
  • “Very interesting presentation. Once again well presented & very informative, gained a lot of information”
  • “Interesting and informative session. Thank you”
  • “A very well structured learning day. Well done!”
  • “Scenarios discussed are very applicable & relevant to practice”
  • “This has been an ongoing course – well organised and very well presented. Learnt loads many thanks & well done!”
  • “Use of case studies during session very good. Encouraged thought & application of knowledge gained during previous sessions. Great course – thank you”
  • “Although I was a little worried about starting the course, I needn’t have been, it was very informative and will use the information when I start seeing patients”
  • “My confidence in looking after diabetes patients has improved. Overall brilliant & informative course”
  • “Very practical, relevant education for practice”

Comments from our HCA programme

  • “Excellent training, built up my diabetes skills”
  • “A well informed course, approachable teachers”
  • “An informative session. Thank you”
  • “I really like the course and cannot wait for the second day”
  • “Generally very informative and interesting”