Diabetes Developments in Scotland National Networking Forum

Diabetes Developments in Scotland National Networking Forum
Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow
Tue 10 Oct 2023 09:00-16:10
Diabetes professionals came together in Glasgow for this inspiring, timely and relevant diabetes best practice forum.

With the landscape of diabetes technology continually changing, this national networking conference was a fantastic opportunity to link up with peers to learn about technology advances, discuss the current state of play in Scotland and understand how diabetes care is moving forward. Attendees left this forum with an improved competence in the next steps for their service and the reassurance that they have support in tackling their challenges.

With thanks to our industry partners:

Bringing diabetes professionals together from across Scotland for technology updates and immersive discussions

Shared meaningful conversations and knowledgable speakers presented on:

  • Embracing and implementing technology advances
  • Navigating the changing landscape of hybrid closed loop
  • Choosing the right closed loop system and maximising its effectiveness
  • Measuring the outcomes of smart connect insulin pens
  • Improving diabetes management in children and young people through HCL
  • Providing support for the use of hybrid closed loop in pregnancy
  • Enhancing your interpretation of CGM data for Type 1 and 2

With the latest technologies explored during a dedicated industry partners showcase

SBK Healthcare would like to thank Abbott, Advanced Therapeutics (UK), Air Liquide, GSK, Dexcom and Medtronic for sponsoring this unique forum.

And also thanks to our event supporters JDRF

Attendees enjoyed networking and insightful sessions, here are just some comments from the day

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"Really good day. Learned lots of upcoming information regarding technology that is going to happen within the next few months/year"
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"Very useful meeting updates on newest technology and great opportunity to share experiences across Scotland"
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"Helpful and informative – useful discussions, ideas to take back to clinical practice"
Registration, networking and refreshments
Chair’s opening remarks
Dr Robbie Lindsay, Diabetes and Endocrine Lead, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and University of Glasgow
National advances
Achieving a Scotland-wide approach to embracing and implementing technology developments
  • Exploring the guidelines: England versus Scotland
  • Navigating decentralised funding and overcoming the challenges
  • Next steps: how will technology in Scotland continue to evolve?
Dr Helen Hopkinson, Consultant Physician, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Hybrid closed loop
Your guide: navigating the changing landscape of licensed hybrid closed loop systems
  • Understanding which systems are currently available and which pumps they link with
  • Exploring the differences in hybrid closed loop systems
  • Individual considerations for hybrid closed loop systems
Questions and answers with your speakers
Industry partners showcase: advances in diabetes care
Featuring Abbott, Advanced Therapeutics (UK) Ltd, Air Liquide, Dexcom, GSK and Medtronic
Networking break
Choosing the right closed loop system and making adjustments to maximise effectiveness
  • Case study examples: insights into the practical experiences of choosing a system
  • Understanding the nuances of adjustments: your how to guide
  • Real-world experiences: supporting people using HCL enhance their diabetes management
Dr Fraser Gibb, Consultant Physician, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Centre for Endocrinology and Diabetes, NHS Lothian
Questions and answers
Industry partners showcase: advances in diabetes care
Featuring Abbott, Advanced Therapeutics (UK) Ltd, Air Liquide, Dexcom, GSK and Medtronic
Networking lunch
Smart connect insulin pens
Exploring the future of smart insulin pens and recognising the impact on patient outcomes
  • Navigating smart insulin pens options and how they become connected to other systems
  • Establishing the benefits of smart pens on patient experience and outcomes
  • Improving your consultations and data interpretation through the use of smart connected insulin pens
Hybrid closed loop for CYP
Hybrid closed loop systems and diabetes management in children and young people
  • Navigating latest research for children and young people using hybrid closed loop systems
  • Your guide to the licensed systems and choosing the right one for your patient
  • Real-world experiences: explore the subtleties of the technology in practice
Dr Daniela Elleri, Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, NHS Lothian
Questions and answers
Interactive discussion: Best practice approaches for improving support for people using technology to enhance their diabetes management
  • What processes do you have in place to provide support and education around the latest technologies?
  • How are you supporting people using hybrid closed loop systems?
  • What further information do you need to improve the guidance you deliver?
Networking break
Antenatal diabetes technology advancements
Supporting pregnant people with diabetes utilising hybrid closed loop technologies
  • Understanding the current situation and achieving access to closed loop for pregnancy in Scotland
  • Best practice guidance for licensed closed loop: what is available and what are the benefits?
  • How to support women using closed loop technologies that are unlicensed during pregnancy
Dr Robbie Lindsay, Diabetes and Endocrine Lead, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and University of Glasgow
Continuous Glucose Monitoring
Utilising CGM systems and interpreting data effectively to enhance outcomes in Type 1 and Type 2
  • Where are we now with Continuous Glucose Monitoring systems
  • Keeping up to date with developing devices: ensuring you can support your patients in clinic
  • Case study examples: understanding the lessons learnt and benefits for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
Questions and answers
Chair’s closing remarks and close of day
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Dr Robbie Lindsay

Diabetes and Endocrine Lead
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and University of Glasgow

Dr Helen Hopkinson

Consultant Physician
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
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Dr Fraser Gibb

Consultant Physician, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Centre for Endocrinology and Diabetes, NHS Lothian
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Dr Daniela Elleri

Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist
Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, NHS Lothian

A one day conference bringing together NHS professionals for across Scotland

With over 65 professionals coming together for important learning and networking

Attendees included the following job titles:

  • Account Manager - Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • APS/HCL Therapy Manager
  • Assistant Service Manager
  • Associate Specialist
  • Category Manager, National Procurement
  • Clinical Lead Dietitian
  • Clinical Manager for Diabetes
  • Clinical Nurse Manager
  • Clinical Trainer
  • Committee Chairperson
  • Committee Secretary
  • Community Diabetes Staff Nurse
  • Consultant Diabetologist
  • Consultant Endocrinologist
  • Consultant in Paediatric Diabetes
  • Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist
  • Consultant Paediatrician
  • Consultant Paediatrician, Diabetologist
  • Consultant Physician
  • Consultant Physician, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer
  • Country Diabetes Manager
  • Diabetes and Endocrine Lead
  • Diabetes Consultant Physician
  • Diabetes Nurse
  • Diabetes Nurse Specialist
  • Diabetes Paediatric Nurse
  • Diabetes Specialist Dietitian
  • Diabetes Specialist Nurse
  • Diabetes Technology Lead
  • Diabetologist
  • Dietitian
  • Executive Territory Manager
  • General Practitioner
  • Lead Diabetes Nurse
  • Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse
  • Lead Market Access Executive
  • Lead Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian
  • Lead Paediatric Diabetes Nurse
  • Market Access Specialist
  • National Diabetes CLS educators (Diabetes Specialist Nurse)
  • Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian
  • Paediatric Diabetes Nurse
  • Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse
  • Product & Education Specialist
  • Regional Manager North UK
  • Sales Manager
  • Senior Diabetes Research Nurse
  • Senior Diabetes Specialist
  • Senior Fundraiser
  • Specialist Registrar
  • ST7 Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Strategic Development Manager
  • Territory Manager

From the following organisations:

NHS Ayrshire and Arran
NHS Tayside
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
NHS Lothian
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
NHS Forth Valley
NHS Grampian
NHS Lanarkshire
Insulin Pump Awareness Group Scotland
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Centre for Endocrinology and Diabetes
Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, NHS Lothian
NHS National Services Scotland
NHS Borders
NHS Golden Jubilee
NHS Dumfries and Galloway
Royal Hospital for Children
Advanced Therapeutics (UK) Ltd
Abbott Diabetes Care
Air Liquide Healthcare
Advanced Therapeutics UK

Adding their unique perspectives, we were pleased to welcome our industry partners

Abbott’s diabetes care division is committed to helping people manage their diabetes and achieve their best health outcomes with innovative technology, such as the FreeStyle Libre 2 system.


The ACE (Alternate Controller Enabled) Dana-I Insulin Pump offered by ATUK, features the unique ability to securely connect to a smartphone via ultra-low energy Bluetooth to facilitate fast and reliable insulin management via the user or artificial pancreas algorithm.

Supporting over 40,000 people living with diabetes around the world, Air Liquide Healthcare is the authorised distributor of Tandem Diabetes Care’s innovative t:slim X2™ Insulin Pump. The latest version of the t:slim X2™ features Control-IQ™ - advanced hybrid closed-loop technology designed to help increase time in range.

At Dexcom, we believe that with diabetes, knowledge is power, we’ve spent the last 20 years innovating and developing simpler and better ways for people with type 1 diabetes to measure, track and manage their diabetes. We’ve launched the world’s first real-time CGM system and helped to eliminate more than 11 billion fingersticks.

Medtronic works towards alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life. For people with diabetes, Medtronic has worked with the global community to change the way people manage their condition by empowering them to enjoy greater freedom and better health.


GSK is a global biopharma company with the ambition and purpose to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together.

Why sponsor a Diabetes National Networking Forum

Our role at SBK Healthcare is to bring industry together with healthcare professionals so that you can educate and inform your audience. These trail-blazing diabetes delivery forums offering dedicated presentation, Q&A, networking and discussion time, each sponsor will be full immersed into the event and able to effectively engage with your NHS audience.

Interested in having your own event, managed by us?

SBK Healthcare also provides in-house forums. Working closely with you as the client we can research, produce, market and deliver the conference or online forum that best suits the audience and meets your goals.

Reach out today

If you would like more information on our sponsorship options an in-house forum or if you wish to discuss your needs and what solutions may be appropriate for your business, please contact:
Sarah Kemm
Contact: 01732 897788
Email: sarah.kemm@sbk-healthcare.co.uk

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