FEND (virtual) conference 2021 starts 24 Sept 2021

In the meantime - the keynote presentations of FEND 2020, are available:
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FEND ADVOCATES...

that diabetes care service providers ensure that every person with diabetes has access to a named Diabetes Specialist Nurse (DSN).

(image of video) Elisabeth Iro presentation

Elisabeth Iro, CNO WHO addresses FEND conference 2020. 

F E N D acknowledges the following sponsors for their continuing support and commitment to FEND core activities:

Ascensia
Bayer
Lilly
Sanofi

 

WHO Global Diabetes Compact launches 14 April

The Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND) celebrates the discovery of insulin, the most precious gift of life, for people living with diabetes worldwide. Equity of access to insulin for all in need should be the objective of national governments and diabetes service providers. Approximately 6% of the world population live with diabetes. 

FEND welcomes the objectives of the WHO Global Diabetes Compact launched on 14 April 2021 at the Global Diabetes Summit co-hosted by the World Health Organization and the Government of Canada, with the support of the University of Toronto.

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(graphic) - WHO Global Diabetes Compact

FEND recommends and campaigns that providers of diabetes services should ensure that all people with diabetes have access to a named diabetes specialist nurse (DSN) to enable them to self-manage their condition in order to reduce the risk of complications.
 

Doctoral Fellow Diabetes Nursing

The Foundation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND) Doctoral Fellowships have been created to give diabetes nurses the opportunity to undertake a PhD project that addresses an important clinical project relevant to the health and care needs of people with diabetes. The Fellows will work with the support of the current FEND Chair in Clinical Diabetes Nursing Professor Angus Forbes (who will supervise their PhD) and the wider diabetes research team at King's College London.

A training and development package will be provided to enable the post-holders to become a competent researcher. Applicants from across Europe are welcomed and while students will need to spend some time in London they will be able to conduct their study in their own country. The salary package offered includes a market supplement in addition to salary of £6,300 and the PhD Fees are also included. There are 2 Doctoral Fellowships available.
All applicants should be members of FEND.
 
This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for 3 years. This is a full-time - 100% full time equivalent.

FULL DETAILS HERE

 

FEND Announces Diabetes Nurse Recognition Awards

World Diabetes Day 2020 and in keeping with the spirit of WHO "Year of the Nurse and Midwife" - FEND establishes an annual FEND recognition award for Diabetes Specialist Nurses and Diabetes Specialist Midwives who have made significant contributions to diabetes care, research and education.

Awardees 2020 (alphabetical):

International Nurses Day 12 May 2020

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has designated 2020 as the "Year of the Nurse and Midwife". What prescience. Globally the profession has taken great heart at the reinstatement of the position of Chief Nursing Officer in WHO.

Latest (EASD) Advice on COVID-19 and Diabetes

EASD has a comprehensive collection of resources here.

https://easd-elearning.org/covid-19/

In Support of WHO

The founding principles of WHO and its vital contribution is as relevant to day as when it was founded. FEND stands four square in support of WHO. As with other sentient organisations we recognise the catastrophic impact of the threat by any nation to undermine the influence and function of WHO at this critical time of global public health crisis.

We urge all nations and humanitarian organisations to support WHO in a transparent and objective manner recognising that the crisis is global and no one nation can solve the problem alone.

Latest (US) Advice on COVID-19 and Diabetes

Latest (UK) Advice on COVID-19 and Diabetes

From Diabetes UK:

Advice for Healthcare Professionals on COVID-19 and Diabetes

The above page is continually updated and covers many aspects e.g.:

State of the World's Nursing Report 2020

(graphic) State of the World's Nursing 2020

On World Health Day, WHO has launched the first ever State of the World’s Nursing Report 2020.

FEND Statement on COVID-19

All front line health care personnel are in the valley of death in this unprecedented health and human crisis. The global tragedy of those who are victims of COVID-19 are further insulted by the shortage or unavailability of the critical safety equipment they need and the health care professionals caring for them to be mutually protected.

Connect Globally Through Colouring

(graphic two giraffes)

covid-19 connect seeks to break beyond social confines in creating a globally connecting loop-back system of sketching and colouring in for one another, with our dedicated online gallery exhibiting finished collaborative works.

WHO Commentary on COVID-19 and Healthy Ageing with Dr. David Nabarro

Save the Date - Commentary by David Nabarro. CET 16:00 Thurs 2 April 2020

Join the commentary

https://zoom.us/j/155918654

Maximum capacity 1,000: A recording will be made available by 4SD after the event

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(image) Certificate of FEND Recognition Award

Recognition Award Recipients 2020 (A-Z)