Welcome to the Diabetes 10 Point Training

The Diabetes 10 Point Training Programme for Adult Inpatient staff was developed in 2014 in response to concerns about inpatient safety and inadequate access to basic diabetes training for frontline staff.

Since then, the training has been adapted to other areas in both health and social care settings and diabetes 10 point training programmes have been accessed by thousands of frontline staff in North West London and beyond.

An informed workforce is fundamental to patient safety and good care. The prevalence of diabetes in hospitals, mental health settings, care homes and community nursing team caseloads is high. It is therefore essential that all frontline staff in a ‘patient facing role’ have access to diabetes training that is relevant to their work setting and job role.

Bite-sized diabetes training for health and social care: the courses are designed to be done in bite size pieces to fit your needs. On average a programme will take 30-60 minutes although this will differ from person to person. You can do the training in small chunks and your progress will be saved as you go along.

Selecting the right course, there are 4 courses to choose from depending on job role. Staff working across acute, mental health, community and social care sectors may benefit from taking more than 1 course.

This training is offered to all staff including nurses, doctors, healthcare assistants, pharmacists, allied healthcare professionals, mental health nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, activity coordinators, carers, dieticians, community nurses, podiatrists – to name a few.

These courses are RCN accredited and will count towards 1 hour of your CPD training. Your personalised certificate will be available to download upon completion of the course and will be evidence that you have completed this training.

*The RCN cannot confirm the competence of any practitioner

A foreword by Professor Gerry Rayman

Diabetes Consultant – The Diabetes Centre, Ipswich Hospital.

Diabetes UK’s Inpatient Clinical Lead

GIRFT (Getting it Right First Time) Co-lead for Diabetes

It is inevitable that everyone delivering health care will encounter someone with diabetes in their day to day work. It affects nearly 1 in 10 adults, 1 in 6 of those over the age of 65 years and 1 in 5 inpatients.

In the majority of cases, diabetes is a co-morbidity. However, if not appropriately managed, it could result in acute life-threatening complications of Hypoglycaemia, Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Hyperosmolar Hyperglycaemic State. There is also a high risk of life-threatening limb and foot disease.

Although diabetes management can be complex, there are some very basic yet important aspects of care that every health care professional should be aware of which, if applied, will prevent these acute complications. The Diabetes 10 Point Training Programme presents these in a straightforward and engaging way. If all health care professionals were to deliver these basic principles of diabetes care to their patients with diabetes, a lot of suffering and mortality could be prevented”.  

To register, please click the ‘register’ button on the blue banner above. You will then use these credentials every time you log in to the site to complete your training.


Diabetes 10 Point Training for Community Nursing Teams


Diabetes 10 Point Training for Inpatient and Community Mental Health Workers


Adult Inpatient Diabetes 10 Point Training


Diabetes 10 Point Training for Nursing: Adult Social Care

Diabetes 10 Point Training – Awards and Recognition

  • 2014: Virtual College Lean Healthcare Academy Award for “the Improvement of Services Through Development and Training’
  • 2016: Quality in Care: Highly Commended – ‘Diabetes Team Initiative of the year’ 
  • 2018: RCNI finalist ‘Innovations in Specialty’ category
  • 2018: HSJ finalist – ‘Patient Safety and Education Award’
  • 2018: Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award joint runner-up
  • 2019: World Psychiatry Congress (WPC) poster presentation
  • 2021: Diabetes UK poster presentation
  • 2021: American Diabetes Association (ADA) poster presentation

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