Welcome to the Diabetes Department at Trafford. We are a small department dealing with all types of diabetes and provide complete care ranging from patient education to highly specialist Continuous glucose sensors and insulin pumps
I hope to meet you on Monday morning in the room noted in the lecture schedule. Please arrive by 9.30 AM and we will go through induction.
We will go through an induction and a sign off for your induction.
What do you do if Dr. George is on leave on Monday?
I will try my best to get another person to do a lecture. However if this is not possible, there will be two clinics on Monday morning ( Dr. Azmi and Dr. Marchi) both in the diabetes centre. Two groups ( See “groups” tab) can attend the clinics and one group can head to AMU where you can take history or do procedures.
What do you do if a clinic is cancelled?
Please do not panic. please go to the ward and you can do procedures, attend ward rounds or get sign offs
What sign offs can I get?
- Pharmacy – drug reconciliation/ prescribing
- Blood glucose testing
- Sub cutaneous injection
If you are driving the following roads have free parking.
Laburnum Road M41 7WN, Nursery Road, Craig Avenue, Brook road ,Trevor road
Other roads just outside are RESIDENTS ONLY. Do NOT PARK ON LOSTOCK ROAD BOWERS AVENUE, MALVERN AVENUE
- AG Dr. Ajith George Consultant
- SS Dr. Sarah Steven Consultant
- SA Dr. Shazli Azmi Consultant
- CA Dr. Clare Adamson Specialist
- LS Dr. Lance Sandle Consultant
- CM Dr. Clive Marchi Specialist
- DM Sr. Diane Morrison
- NR Sr. Nuala Rushton
- JN Julie Neilan
- HW Helen Whitaker
- RR Rachael Robinson
- KHJ Kerry Hawood Jones
- LM Louise Morris
- AS Andrea Snell Diabetes centre manager
- BW Brenda Williams Diabetes centre Secretary
Theme of the week
Week 1 /6 (Week 1 if 4 weeks)
Diabetes Type 2 – Energy Balance, Evolution of diabetes through pre-diabetes into diabetes , Treatment strategies
Week 2/6. (Week 1 if 4 weeks)
Diabetes Type 2 – Options for treatment, role of carbohydrates and nutrients, aligning goals and setting targets
Week 3 /6 (Week 2 if 4 weeks)
Diabetes Type 1 – Genetic factors, development of ketoacidosis, treatment of diabetes
week 4 (Week 2 if 4 weeks)
Diabetes Type 1 – Optimising treatment to reach targets, Tools, delivery devices, strategies, patient empowerment
Week 5. (Week 3 if 4 weeks)
Endocrine system – Communicating with chemicals, role in energy balance, how the body deals with rest and stress
week 6 (Week 4 if 4 weeks)
Endocrine system – growth, repair and growing old.. menopause, change in hormones with age Fluid and salt balance.
Trafford Hospital is located in urmston. If you are driving put the post code for one of the nearby roads for parking. PARKING AT TRAFFORD IS FREE FOR 3 HOURS ONLY.
The following roads are likely to have free parking but look for road signs and be considerate of residents Laburnum road, Patterdale Road
Trafford Shuttle buses (free) run between sites every 30 minutes. Please avail these buses to get here relaxed and early. These buses leave MRI boulevard ( Bus stop – under the long bridge walkway) at 8.05 to get here by 9 AM. Return buses start in front of clock tower at Trafford
Central 07:00 Trafford 07:30
Central 07:30 Trafford 08:10
Central 08:15 Trafford 09:00
Central 09:15 Trafford 09:45
Central 09:45 Trafford 10:15
Central 10:15 Trafford 10:45
Central 10:45 Trafford 11:15
Central 11:15 Trafford 11:45
Central 11:45 Trafford 12:15
Central 12:15 Trafford 12:45
Central 12:45 Trafford 13:15
Central 13:15 Trafford 13:45
Central 13:45 Trafford 14:15
Central 14:15 Trafford 14:45
Central 14:45 Trafford 15:15
Central 15:15 Trafford 15:45
Central 16:05 Trafford 16:35
Central 16:35 Trafford 17:10
Central 17:30 Trafford 18:00
Central 18:15 Trafford 18:45
- You will be expected to spend a minimum of
- 2 ward sessions per week
- 2 Clinics per week
- 1 lecture session
- 1 Ward based consultant/ registrar teaching
- 2 private study sessions
With COVID there has been a big change in the way we do clinics.
Most clinics are virtual clinics
However There will still be an opportunity to see patients in clinics
The clinic schedule has been redesigned so that you will have an opportunity to take a history and examination
However ward based patients and examination skills are your focus
What is important to me?
- Reliability and honesty – I know when you don’t turn up to where you should be, so please let me know if you are going to miss a teaching/ clinic
- Critical thinking – being really curious about every aspect of the patient examination and history- question everything analyse everything.
- Challenging me – I expect you to question me. Your questions indicate your level of understanding
- Good reflections – I hope you will all put down intelligent reflections-
- What have I learnt?
- what has surprised me.
- What have I read?
A Few tips to impress
- Digging into the history – patient tells you COPD- Are you convinced?
- Reading around cased you see
- At least 3 differentials
- Sorting the red herrings from the red flags..
Your end of posting assessments
- A demonstration of your knowledge – history and examination records
- A demonstration of your curiosity – What questions have you asked
- A demonstration of your skills – procedures done/observed
You will be assessed based on all the requirements by the university. I look for the above at the time of your assessments.