The 3rd Edition of this valuable audit was launched on World Diabetes Day 14 November.
In association with Kings College, University of London, FEND is pleased to announce three new fellowship opportunities for nurses in the field of diabetes nursing. The aim of these fellows is to create leading nurse researchers in diabetes.
It is with sadness that we share the news of the death of Professor Harry Keen CBE MD FRCP, (5 April 2013).
He was a loyal and sustained supporter of FEND and a major influencer in establishing and recognising the role of the diabetes specialist nurse...
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Congratulations to FEND Executive committee member Marianne Lundberg. Marianne received an award of "Diabetes Specialist Nurse of the year 2012" from the Swedish association of Diabetes Specialist Nurses (SFSD).
The European Parliament has voted in favour of Tonio Borg’s appointment as Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy. The EP supported Dr Borg with 386 votes in favour, 281 against and 28 abstentions. Mr Borg comes from Malta.
The appointment should now be approved in Council in the coming days and he will then officially replace John Dallì as Commissioner.
On World Diabetes Day the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery has announced plans for a new clinical academic centre for diabetes nursing, in partnership with King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND).
The centre will develop and expand vital research into caring for and supporting people with diabetes, within a Europe-wide network, and is being established with significant funding from FEND.
FEND applauds the commitment of the EU Parliament and the overwhelming support of MEPs to this landmark Resolution (B7 0147/2012). It supports the work of national patient organisations and professional societites in their advocacy for diabetes. This resolution will ensure through collaboration with key stakeholders will help arrest the tide and burden of the diabetes epidemic in Europe.
FEND is a founding member of the European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA). This collaboration of key chronic disease organisations has published a response to the Reflection Process on chronic diseases.
Researchers at the Medical Technology Research Group, LSE Health have published a new report on the costs, outcomes and management of diabetes in 5 EU countries. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with a high risk of developing complications and severe co-morbidities. Over the past few years, diabetes (Type 1 and 2) and its associated costs have risen, particularly those related to treatment of complications.