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Training for Health Professionals

Glasgow & Clyde Specialist Weight Management Service run several training events for health professionals throughout the year.

 

Taster Sessions

There are currently no future dates 

 

GCSWMS Two day training Event

There are currently no future dates 

 

Diabetes and Weight Management (NHS GGC  Training Collaboration)

 

We are looking for primary care practices to evaluate the impact of an e-learning programme and leaflets to support conversations about weight

If you are interested in finding out more please email;

[email protected]

Discussing weight with patients can be tricky and often raising the issue and referring to weight management is avoided. Yet we know that a good conversation around weight can help motivate patients and result in better weight management outcomes. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Improvement have developed an eLearning programme that can help with communication skills to improve these conversations, and also provide an update on weight management for patients with type 2 diabetes. There are also patient materials and a practice implementation toolkit to help put the skills into practice, and the option of further face to face training. The training has RCN and RCGP accreditation and takes 1 hour to complete.

In order to evaluate the effectiveness of the training we will either be giving immediate access to the training or will send details in 4 months’ time, and we will audit referral data to the weight management services (no practice will be identified).

We would like to encourage all GPs and practice nurses, especially those who lead on diabetes management, to take up this training.