Successful Diabetes

Successful Diabetes

Encouraging Attendance at Type 2 Diabetes Education

Welcome to everything you need to know about commissioning this topical and important workshop!

Each participant will also automatically receive SD's certificate of attendance, either in hard copy or electronically - or both if you wish!  

Please find all the information about the workshop below,


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This unique workshop addresses one of the most pressing needs in diabetes care - how to encourage and support people who are referred to Type 2 diabetes education programmes, to attend them.  National figures suggest that currently only approximately 10% of those referred attend, and the literature concerning the reasons why is growing. This workshop will help you to close the referral-attendance gap!

The workshop is for any members of staff who are in contact with people at the time of their diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes and subsequent referral to their local education programme. This means most particularly GPs and Practice Nurses, but could also include clinical and administrative support staff and specialists, including Dietitians and Podiatrists.  There is important learning for everyone in this workshop!

The workshop is supported by materials, references and resources and is fully interactive and learner-centred. This means, for example, that participants are encouraged to explore their own styles of referrals and generate and practice personal ways of translating messages from the literature around barriers to attendance into their own consulting style and timings.

‘Encouraging Attendance’ has already been shown to improve attendance to over 50% in areas which have commissioned it as part of their efforts to focus on Type 2 diabetes education.  It was originally developed as a 3-hour session, but can be offered in timings to suit your needs from 2 hours upwards.  The workshop has also been translated in one area, into an interactive Webinar so that staff can access it at a convenient time and place.  Whatever the timings or the means of learning you choose to commission, it is enjoyable, engaging, and above all, effective in enabling more people to reap the benefits of local education programmes


Workshop Structure

In usual Successful Diabetes style, this is an interactive, learner-centred workshop which can incorporate locally-desired outcomes. We will work with you to create the design, timings and outcomes you wish for and deliver it promptly and effectively



Workshop Costs (for up to 30 Participants in the UK)

The workshop cost includes all facilitator costs and travel and excludes venue and equipment, refreshments and participant attendance and expenses

Workshop for up to 4 hours costs £1000

For 2 workshops per day (eg a morning and afternoon session, or  an afternoon and evening session) the cost is £1200

Workshops of longer duration, or incorporating other means of learning or outcomes, will be costed on request

The workshop is subject to our usual terms and conditions, which you can find here


We will be delighted to take your booking, tell you more or discuss your particular needs and how these can be met. Simply call or email using the details below:

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Workshops Special Offer 2019!

Our wonderful, unique offer to help you update, refresh or create diabetes-related skills for your team or staff. Here are all the details!

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4, one-day skills workshops for £4000*

(That's just £50 per person!)

This offer gives you:

  • Four, one-day workshops, each for up to 20 participants, delivered in your locality
  • Choice from a range of workshops (see below). Have four of the same or mix 'n' match - whatever meets your needs
  • The chance to specify any particular outcomes for your locality and invite relevant staff
  • Practical, enjoyable workshops, which foster teamwork and collaboration, as well as learning
  • One-stop commissioning from a renowned, independent provider

* usual cost: a minimum of £4,800

Ts and Cs:

  • Workshops can be held at any time during 2019
  • Offer includes all facilitator commuication, planning, preparation and delivery of workshops, facilitator expenses and workshop materials
  • Offer excludes participant invitation, expenses and refreshments, venue and related equipment hire or provision
  • Payment for all workshops to be made together in advance on invoice from SD
  • At least 2 workshops to be held on consecutive days

Choose from the following workshops:

  • Encouraging Attendance at Type 2 Diabetes Structured Education
  • Introduction to Personalised Care Planning
  • Diabetes for Care Home and Home Care Staff
  • Advanced Consultation Skills for Motivation in Self-Management
  • Group Education Facilitation Skills
  • Non-Hunger Eating: Practical Psychological Skills
  • Supporting Young Adults with Diabetes

Details of all the workshops can be found here

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Simply get in touch to discuss your particular needs and book your workshops. It's as simple as that. 

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We can't wait to hear from you!

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DoSA: Type 2 Diabetes Education Programme for South Asians

Our brand new structured education programme for people with Type 2 diabetes of South Asian background and lifestyle, has just become available! At present it’s available for field trials, and will shortly be introduced to the Type 2 ‘learning landscape’

The DoSA (Diabetes For South Asians) programme includes the following elements:

  • A 12-week programme guided manual, divided into 2-week steps
  • Home based learning programme, with 3 scheduled contacts with a trained DoSA Facilitator
  • A colourful, practical manual with space to self-assess and log activity, eating patterns and the effects of changes
  • Authentic cultural images and recommendations
  • 2 practical, attractive and helpful companion leaflets, covering ‘healthy eating and cooking’ and ‘managing celebrations’. These contain vital information and helpful tips and advice on these topics, focusing on a: specifically South Asian lifestyle

DoSA has been fully developed, in conjunction with a panel of South Asian people with Type 2 diabetes, and is currently undergoing field trials in the London and Leicester areas. When these are complete, it will become available to CCGs and diabetes services, to complement the group education they offer.

DoSA is brought to the diabetes education by a collaboration including Successful Diabetes (writing and training), King’s College, London (original author Professor Jackie Sturt) and Spirit Healthcare (investor and educators). We launched the DoSA on World Diabetes Day 2017.

The DoSA team is actively recruiting CCGs who wish to complete a field trial of DoSA. The cost of this is small, to cover the cost of the programme manuals, but the benefits large – to reach a section of the population with Type 2 diabetes who might otherwise miss out on structured education.


If you’re interested to find out more about DoSA, there is plenty of supporting literature here for you to download. We welcome you getting in touch with an enquiry or to explore hosting a DoSA field trial:

Here’s a taste of the DoSA and its companion leaflets!


The DoSA is designed to be appealing and culturally authentic. It’s full of recognisable images from everyday South Asian lifestyles, for example. Research suggests that such cultural portrayals help people to learn effectively.


The DoSA programme manual gives a great deal of information, but also comprises active, practical exercises, quizzes and self-assessments, to help people reflect on their health and plan to make beneficial changes.


Each 2-week stage is carefully introduced at the start, so people following the programme know exactly what to expect and where the focus will be. The stages complement and build on each other, giving a sense of progress and achievement


The DoSA companion leaflets are highly practical, colourful and extremely relevant to these two important aspects of life. The short, relevant sections, tips and recommendations are designed to make healthy changes and attentive care of Type 2 diabetes both easy and possible, while still maintaining a South Asian lifestyle and culture. The companion leaflets are easily portable, for quick reference and reminders.

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