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Insulin Pumps in Pregnancy: Sharing best practice
 When: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
 Where: Birmingham City Football Club, Birmingham
 Timing: Registration 9:00 AM | Start 9:30 AM | Close 4:40 PM
 Public Sector Price: £199 plus VAT
New ideas, inspiration and motivation to all nurses and midwives working with pumps in pregnancy

This is a very informative and relevant conference for any HCP working in diabetes in pregnancy – providing an excellent opportunity to share new processes, innovative strategies and technological driven developments both through the presentations and networking time.

Take away improvement ideas that can be implemented to enhance your patient care

With a good balance of topics and group discussion, this thought provoking and insightful conference will enable you to understand more about other HCP processes and organisations, helping you to make changes in your own clinics. Key learning outcomes include:

  • Service developments: case study insights into the challenges of implementing process changes to achieve improved outcomes
  • Maximising appropriate technology: latest developments for CGMs in pregnancy, how to interpret downloads and the funding challenge
  • Managing patients from a distance: one services’ ground-breaking use of remote monitoring during pregnancy
  • Improving outcomes: carb counting and the latest developments in pre-pregnancy care
Share best practice and service provision at this excellent networking opportunity

Previously held in 2016, this unique day was described as having: “Excellent content and speakers. Great chance to network. Great chance to view new products”; and offering “A very comprehensive day, completely relevant for my development – thank you”. Don’t miss out on this unique event: “It’s a long time since I’ve been so inspired and motivated by a conference/study day”.

Find out more about practices in general and specifically what happens in other hospitals. Confirmed speakers include:
  • Muhammad Ali Karamat, Consultant Physician, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
  • Caroline Byrne, Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Helen Rogers, Nurse Consultant: Diabetes, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Kate Hunt, Consultant in Diabetes, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mary Bilous, Diabetes Nurse Specialist, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Katy Bartlett, Lead Diabetic Midwife, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Deborah Brewer, Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
  • Joanne Edwards, Diabetes Specialist Dietitian, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
  • Douglas Twenefour, Deputy Head of Care, Diabetes UK

For more details about the speakers visit the News board

9.00 Registration and refreshments
9.30 Chair’s opening remarks
Muhammad Ali Karamat, Consultant Physician, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
Service developments
9.40 Strategic and process developments to improve the use of insulin pumps in pregnancy and labour
   Changes and challenges in engaging pregnant women: overcoming the barriers
   How CGM research relates to clinical practice: better understanding of CGM in pregnancy
Caroline Byrne, Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Maximising appropriate technology
10.20 Case study: How to use sensor-augmented insulin pumps in clinical practice
   Reducing the risk of hyperglycaemia and associated complications
   Overcoming the staffing and resource challenges for best use during and after pregnancy
   Impact of overnight use of sensor-augmented insulin-pump therapy with CGM
Helen Rogers, Nurse Consultant: Diabetes and Dr Kate Hunt, Consultant in Diabetes, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
10.50 Networking break
11.20 Best use of CGMs in pregnancy: research insights and practical example
   Why CGM is needed in diabetic pregnancy
   CGM as a research tool to improve clinical practice: key findings of CGM in pregnancy
   How to use CGM/Flash glucose data to improve glucose control in pregnancy: case examples
Mary Bilous, Diabetes Nurse Specialist, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
11.50 Brainstorming session: how to achieve funding for sensors in pregnancy and on pumps
This session is dedicated to the sharing of good practice and resources. What can be achieved and how? With each service taking different approaches, this a great opportunity to find out what has been achieved at the Heart of England NHS Trust and dig deep into the shared challenges of achieving funding for sensors.
Muhammad Ali Karamat, Consultant Physician, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
12.20 Live demonstration tour: technology in action
12.40 Networking lunch
Managing patients from a distance
1.50 GDm-Health System: using remote monitoring to improve the care of diabetes during pregnancy
   How the GDm app works: enabling glycaemic control in diabetic pregnancy
   GDm patient database and management system: from referral, during pregnancy and at delivery
   Outcomes and future use of remote blood glucose monitoring during pregnancy
Katy Bartlett, Lead Diabetic Midwife, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
2.20 Managing CGM data: best practice approach to downloading and interpreting the data
   Dealing with the increasing numbers of patients on CGM
   Analysis examples: what to deduce and then what to do?
   Engaging pregnant women to interpret the data: education, persistence and determination
Deborah Brewer, Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
2.50 Networking break
Improving outcomes
3.10 Carb counting: understanding pregnancy and supporting patients on managing their diet
   Managing the impact of nausea and side effects on diabetes; referring specialist cases
   Role of the dietitian in managing pregnancy and insulin pumps: meals and exercise
   Enabling CNSs to support patients when they don’t have direct dietetic involvement
Joanne Edwards, Diabetes Specialist Dietitian, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
3.40 Pre-pregnancy care: running an effective pre-conception counselling clinic
   How to encourage GPs to identify and refer the right people and choose the right patients for pumps
   Impact of pre-conception counselling on fine tuning control
   Creating a base line to work form: role of education in improving outcomes
Caroline Byrne, Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
4.10 Tools and resources for pre-conception care for women with diabetes
   New details: information and tools to improve pre-pregnancy care for women with diabetes
   Role of educational programmes in preventing diabetes related complications
   How to improve clinical care and health outcomes of pregnant women on insulin pumps
Douglas Twenefour, Deputy Head of Care, Diabetes UK
4.40 Close of day
With 40 people already confirmed to attend, you can see a selection of the job titles and organisations you will be able to network with below:

Job Titles:

  • Diabetes Specialist Dietitian
  • Midwife
  • Diabetes Specialist Nurse
  • Inpatient Diabetes Specialist Nurse
  • Nurse Specialist
  • Consultant Physician
  • Diabetes Specialist Dietitian
  • Lead Specialist Diabetes Midwife
  • Diabetes Midwife
  • Lead Diabetes Specialist Midwife
  • PDSN
  • Consultant Diabetologist
  • Diabetes Nurse Specialist
  • Nurse Consultant
  • Consultant
  • DSN- Pump Therapy
  • Physician/Diabetologist
  • Clinical Service Lead
  • Consultant in Diabetes
  • Diabetes Pump Nurse Specialist
  • Insulin Pump Dietitian
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist


  • Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
  • Diabetes UK
  • Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
  • Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
  • Ipswich Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
  • St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
  • Trichy Diabetes Speciality Centre
  • University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Call for posters
Are you booked or planning to attend? Would you like to share your work? Then please do read this page and send us your details....
Poster content guidance:
  • Posters should include images as well as text, and photographs of the individuals or service involved. There will be a ‘stand by your poster’ session during the day when attendees can discuss your work. Posters should share innovative and effective ways of working and reflect on the following questions:
  • What challenge were you addressing in your service improvement?
  • What strategies or processes were tried?
  • What evidence or guidance informed these strategies?
  • What service improvement outcome was achieved? How was that measured?
  • What impact did this have on the wider service: users, staff, organisational processes?
  • What did you learn and how can this benefit other services to improve?
Poster submission requirements
  • Any registered conference attendee from the NHS, public or charity sector may present a poster
  • Only one poster presentation is allowed per registered attendee/author
  • Posters must be registered by two weeks prior to the conference and be brought on the day
  • This can consist of one sheet (A1) or up to 12 sheets of A4 paper – in Power Point
  • Posters will go onto portrait orientated boards of 1m x 2m and Velcro will be provided for fixing
Poster application information:

To start your application, please submit the following details to: enquiries@nnf-events.co.uk

  • Author details: (100 words or less)
  • Author email: (to be published)
  • Poster title:
  • Poster abstract: (200 words or less)

Alternatively, please download and complete the poster application form

All applications are welcome from either registered or reserve place attendees - successful submissions will be notified within one week of application. Please do contact the team on 01732 897788 if you have any questions.

Call for speakers

Do you work in Diabetes Care? Have you developed your service and want to share your work? We are always looking for interesting examples and experiences.

With all of our courses driven by best practice, we would welcome you to approach us to take part. Benefits of presenting:

  • Case study driven presentations - if you are part of a team who has implemented a new project or idea then this is the platform to share your experiences.
  • Put you and your achievements out there - whether you are a PWP, Diabetes Care Service Lead, Clinical Psychologist, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist or Psychotherapist or a mental health nurse , we will be holding an event which will enable you to share your tools to help others in Diabetes Care deal with their challenges.
  • Time to think and focus - away from your everyday environment you can hear others’ presentations and think objectively and innovatively about how you manage your work.
  • Raise your profile and network with like-minded - compare your work with what is happening in other services. By attending a relevant event you can mix with people who understand your concerns, benchmark your progress and drive forward your experience in a sharing environment.

Please contact Sarah Kemm if you would like to take part in one of our forthcoming events on 01732 897788 or sarah.kemm@sbk-healthcare.co.uk

Pricing Structure
  • £199 + VAT for NHS, Charities and Public Sector (per place)
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Optional Accommodation at Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham, B5 4EW
  • £90 + VAT (subject to availability. Lower rates may be found by booking directly with on-line accommodation website)
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