We exhibited at the Diabetes Professional Care conference, Olympia on 16th & 17th November. Jon and I were joined by Dina Kapoor, clinical pharmacist from Shakespeare Medical Practice in Hayes. Both Dina and Jon have attended the PrePITstop and PITstop courses so were well placed to discuss the training with attendees. The conference was well attended and feedback from the attendees was extremely positive. We had a great deal of interest from commissioners, diabetes lead clinicians, medicines management leads and individual healthcare professionals.
The following week Jon and I exhibited at the Primary Care Diabetes Society conference in Birmingham. Again, lots of interest as far away as Northern Ireland, Dublin and Jersey. It made our day when past PITstop students brought people over to our stand, speaking positively about the training and encouraging them to find out more.
Louise came and introduced herself to the team at the PCDS conference. She later sent this testimonial
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 practitioner confidence and enables better management of time and resources within Diabetic clinics. I can safely say the PITstop course has been the best diabetes course that I have ever attended – in fact I was so impressed, that following the course I became a Diabetes Specialist Nurse!
Louise Peckham. D.S.N. Kent