Diabetes Nurse / Practitioner – Primary Care / Community Based, Colchester


An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen for an experienced Nurse or Allied Health Care Professional to join the established Diabetes Multidisciplinary Team in North East Essex to support the ongoing development and advanced diabetes management within Primary Care.
The ideal candidate will have recent experience in the Primary Care setting with an element of autonomous practice in Diabetes Management.

North East Essex Diabetes Service (NEEDS) is an award winning, progressive service, consisting of a team of 3 diabetes consultants / endocrinologists, 18 Specialist diabetes practitioners with varying backgrounds in nursing, dietetics, mental health, podiatry and health coaching and an excellent admin team to support.

We provide specialist diabetes care to support the 21,000 people living with diabetes across North East Essex, in the form of specialist diabetes clinics to the most complex cases, young persons, pre pregnancy, antenatal, insulin pump and MDT foot clinics, numerous diabetes structured education courses for both type 1 & 2 Diabetes.

We have a strong emphasis on working closely with Primary Care to proactively enhance the care of people living with diabetes through education sessions, mentorship and in practice support. The successful candidate will be central to the planning and engagement of Primary Care colleagues in the Practice Enhanced Service and future developments of education events.
Ongoing development in to a specialist practitioner will be encouraged with the support of a development framework for the management of complex diabetes patients.

We pride ourselves on our close collaborative working with multiple local hospital and community services, lifestyle services, health in mind, pharmacy and the CCG. We are an enthusiastic, friendly team and strive to provide a patient centred, safe, effective and high-quality service. Regular CPD is scheduled for the team and on an individual basis to support ongoing evidenced based practice and encourage audit and research within the service.

About us?
In the Suffolk GP Federation’s Care Quality Commission inspection in January 2019, North East Essex Diabetes Service (NEEDS) was highlighted as being an area of outstanding practice.

The NEEDS team is based in Colchester, Essex which is a historic market town steeped in Roman history. It is 50 miles from London and the closest airport is London Stanstead 20 miles away. Surrounded by picturesque countryside, close to the coast and with numerous ‘Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.

Suffolk GP Federation is a not-for-profit organisation owned by 57 GP practices. Our aim is to find innovative solutions to the challenges currently faced by the NHS, while at the same time protecting the interests of general practice and ensuring that patients continue to receive the very best care.

Suffolk GP Federation has five core values:
– Patient centred and continuity of care
– Exceptional care for all patients, particularly those from deprived and marginalised communities
– The highest clinical quality and the best patient experience
– Team working and collaboration
– Nurturing talent and fostering innovation

You can expect a warm welcome from the NEEDS team, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our service values and behaviours.

Benefits of working for Suffolk GP federation:
– At least 27 days’ holiday (+ bank holidays), increasing with service to 29 after 5 years
– Employee pension scheme
– Flexible working practices
– Training and development ranging from a suit of e-learning programmes, coaching and mentoring
to recognised leadership development including Postgraduate and Master’s degree courses
– Occupational Health and Health and Wellbeing support
– Childcare vouchers on a salary sacrifice scheme
– NHS discounts across many high street brands and local and national business
– Yearly pay review in line with NHS agenda for change

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