What is EDEN?

Effective Diabetes Education Now! (EDEN) was initially established as a joint venture between Leicester City CCG and Leicester Diabetes Centre (LDC), as a wide scale transformation programme in 2012, addressing a skill gap in diabetes knowledge in primary care.

Following the successful implementation of EDEN in Leicester, EDEN has grown rapidly and is now being utilised by CCGs nationally and internationally. The EDEN programme provides organisations with the opportunity to transform diabetes care by enhancing the skills levels of staff involved in diabetes care.

EDEN operates with a core group of LDC staff who work across key areas in education at LDC as well as EDEN, and have clinical roles. They work across Healthcare Professional (HCP) training, and a range of other specialist areas of research and education which combined with their clinical skill set gives a unique portfolio of experience and credibility. The team is diverse and comprises of Diabetes Specialist Nurses, GPs, Consultants and expert Allied Health Professional roles such as dietetics, psychologists and physiotherapists.

EDEN benefits:

  • Commissioning groups: Assurance of an up skilled workforce which can deliver locally for their population with key resources and support, retaining local context/specialist delivery.
  • Patients: Safe in the knowledge they will receive excellent care from a workforce that is up-to-date and competent. Patients can be confident in receiving the best possible evidence-based care.
  • HCPs: Individuals and teams can be assured that they receive evidence based training from highly experienced clinicians and educators, with support and practical application to ensure high quality patient focussed care.

What do people say about EDEN?

“Through EDEN, providers will be able to offer their patients optimal management of diabetes and its related conditions and improved health outcomes.”

Dr Sam Seidu, G.P. and Diabetes locality lead