Leicester Diabetes Centre
The vision of the Leicester Diabetes Centre is to create an entity capable of delivering excellence in clinical care underpinned by innovative and world leading clinical research, particularly in the areas of early detection, prevention, structured education, and new therapies along with teaching and training for both patients and health care professionals. The Leicester Diabetes Centre brings together these complementary elements under one roof.
The Leicester Diabetes Centre is 100% committed to teaching and training for health care professionals. In having a workforce which is highly skilled, motivated and using the most up to date treatments and therapies it means that patients benefit from this high skill base, and their health outcomes improves. This is further supported by a Diabetes Masters programme and the ongoing training and development programme.
The Leicester Diabetes Centre has developed a Diabetes Masters Programme accredited by the University of Leicester. This programme is led and delivered by health care professionals and is key to sustaining a first class, highly skilled and motivated workforce. The University of Leicester and BMJ Learning have collaborated to develop a distance learning diploma.
Leicester has a National and International reputation for research excellence. Leicester Diabetes Centre is leading or collaborating in a number of major studies including DESMOND Diabetes Studies, the Let’s Prevent & PROPELS studies, diabetes screening studies, SOLVE study and multinational ADDITION, ORIGIN, NAVIGATOR and HOPE 3 studies.
Results from many of these studies have made an impact on policy including the Department of Health Vascular Health Checks Programme and the NICE Guidance on Early Detection and Prevention of Diabetes in High Risk Populations. To undertake our research we have successfully acquired funding NIHR grants including a local CLAHRC (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care and BRU (Biomedical Research Unit) in Diet. Lifestyle and Physical Activity.
The Leicester Diabetes Centre website will be launched in the Autumn and can be accessed here.