Introduction to Diabetes for HCAs

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Introduction to Diabetes for HCAs

Event Summary

This excellent training programme will provide HCAs with a comprehensive introduction to Diabetes and will identify essential skills required to support the Practice Nurse and GP in undertaking diabetic reviews.

Tuesday, 23 July
09:30 - 16:00
Zoom Online Event

Main Contact

Lead Team
This training course is accessible for wheelchair users.
If you have any communication or mobility needs that the event organisers need to be aware of please contact them in advance of the course to let them know.

Event Speakers & Trainers

Mrs Julia Judd
Mrs Julia Judd
Speaker & Trainer
This training will be run over Zoom. To participate you will need to install Zoom on your device, and ensure it is has a microphone, speaker, and camera. Please Note: Some trainers will no longer allow you to stay on the call if you do not have your camera operating.

Log into Zoom 09:15 session runs 09:30 to 16:00


This excellent training programme will provide HCAs with a comprehensive introduction to Diabetes and will identify essential skills required to support the Practice Nurse and GP in undertaking diabetic reviews.  The purpose of this course is to provide a safe foundation of knowledge and a competency base on which to build.  Each HCA will be provided with resources, to include clinical competencies for signing off in their organisation, as evidence of learning.


  • The role of the HCA in extended Practice/maintaining competence / reporting signs / symptoms

  • What is diabetes? Type I

  • Understanding Hypoglycaemia

  • What is Diabetes Type II

  • Awareness of medication

  • Blood pressure / Life style / Advice.

  • Fats/weight loss

  • At risk foot examination with competencies                   


Following completion of this training it is expected that the HCA will feel more confident to  support the clinical staff with Diabetic reviews in the Practice.  As this is only a 1-day programme the trainers will be advising further learning in addition to the sign off of competencies that they issue.  For example, you will be provided with the link to TREND competencies and the FRAME competencies, both of which are free National E-Learning tools that are well recognised and updated to ensure the latest advice. 

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Event Speakers & Trainers

Mrs Julia Judd
Mrs Julia Judd
Nurse Practitioner


  • RGN (Bsc)
  • NMP
  • PGCE

Julia qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1989 and has enjoyed a diverse career working in the emergency department and acute surgical wards before settling on a career in primary care. Since 1994 Julia has worked in General Practice, building her portfolio of skills to include practice nursing and management of long-term conditions. As her career developed, she later extended her role to become a nurse practitioner and independent prescriber, working in both leadership and acute care. Her work in a large inner-city practice in Portsmouth continued until spring of 2023 whereby Julia took the decision to retire from clinical practice and focus on  her educational role exclusively.

Julia remains passionate about nurse training and education, enjoying both the challenges and rewards that this brings. Her vision is to make education and learning fun, interactive, easy to understand and practical with realistic expectations for Primary Care.

Price List



Price (Inc VAT)

All GPs and members of staff working within GP practices in the Wessex LMCs’ catchment area

This option is for everyone working in a Practice in the Wessex LMC catchment area that does not fit into one of the other options on offer.


BaNES Staff ath & North East Somerset (BaNES) Practices have given Wessex LMCs some of their training budget, to be used for their staff (not GPs) only. To access this funding, you must be working in a Practice in Bath or North East Somerset and not be a GP. £00.00

Non Members

This is the cost if you are not working in a Practice in the Wessex LMCs catchment area. £400.00

Waiting List

Please be advised there are spaces available on this course unless it states otherwise. If a course is full you will be given the option to book on the waiting list. If you are on the waiting list and a place becomes available, you will be notified automatically you do NOT need to contact Wessex LMCs. 


All delegate fees are non-refundable, however, if it has been agreed that a refund is possible, it will be subject to an administration charge of £5 for fees of £100 or less, or £10 for fees more than £100.

Attendance Details

In certain circumstances, we will share details of attendance or non-attendance with the person who booked and/or funded this course for the delegate. If you have any objection to your attendance status being shared, please can you contact Louise Greenwood (Director of Education & Training, Wessex LMCs) at least 48 hours before the start of the training on

Pharmaceutical Sponsorship

This event may be sponsored by pharmaceutical company/ies having the opportunity for promotional product presentation at the start of the meeting. No pharmaceutical companies have been involved in the selection of speakers, agenda items, or any other matters relating to this training. Your name and Practice will be shared with the Rep but not your email address


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