All NADC member centres are eligible to access the General Care Course to use at their organisation. To access the resources, centres need to complete the application form and email this to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please note: Since the introduction of the online National Diabetes Care Course in 2017, the General Care Course content has not been reviewed or updated. NADC member services are still able to utilise the General Care Course materials, however, the NADC suggest that each service ensure the content is accurate and up to date at the time of delivering the course.
The overarching goals of the program are:
On completing this course, participants will have the knowledge to be able to:
This course may be undertaken by a variety of health care provider including:
Course participants should be currently working in a general care setting (clinical, community based, primary care, domiciliary care) and providing care for people with diabetes.
In no way does successful completion of this program enable health care providers to practice beyond the scope of practice of their particular discipline. Participants should be familiariszed with various health discipline decision making frameworks as part of a discussion on the roles (and limit of those roles) successful participants may undertake. One such framework is the Nursing Decision Making Framework that describes the relationships between registered and enrolled nurses, allied health providers and direct care or personal care assistants and the decision processes involved in accepting and delegating care. Similarly the scope of Dieatetic Practice Decision Tree describes the question a dietitian needs to ask before embarking on a particular activity. Health care providers should be referred to their own professional associations and policies of their employing bodies prior to taking on new roles or activities.
The course content has been developed with a view to addressing the issues most likely to arise for health care providers in relation to diabetes care in general care settings.
Eight core modules cover:
The optional ninth module is specific to the management of diabetes in general practice and has been developed to meet the needs of practice nurses providing chronic disease care.
The package contains: