Primary Care Diabetes Society – Conference Runner Up!
The aim of the Primary Care Diabetes Society (PCDS) is to support primary care professionals to deliver high quality clinically effective care, in order to improve the lives of people living with diabetes. Each year, the PCDS holds an annual conference which includes a poster competition.
We are thrilled to announce that Tierney Harris, one of our Advanced Clinical Practitioners, was a runner up at this year’s (the 17th) National Conference of the PCDS!
Tierney’s successful entry included a “Group Education for Diabetic Prisoners” poster and accompanying video, in which she explained the work she undertook with some of the diabetic patients at HMP Ashfield. The below poster builds on the fantastic work that Tierney has been doing to understand the dietary options and choices available to prisoners and her work with the prison to improve the labelling of food and to make it easier for diabetic prisoners to make healthier choices.
Tierney’s video, along with all of this year’s fantastic entries, can be found via the DiabetesOnTheNet website: https://live.diabetesonthenet.com/pcds/national-2021/posters/#About
Tierney, who is on the Advanced Clinical Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship, is one of six ACPs that make up our fantastic advance practice team. In her role, she offers advanced clinical care to male patients at HMPs Leyhill and Ashfield. Having completed a Diabetes Diploma and Insulin Prescribing training, Tierney also provides specialist diabetes care to patients across our seven secure sites.
Tierney regularly delivers two-day diabetes awareness training to our wider workforce, on top of the six-week diabetic education training she provides to patients.