Type 2 diabetes is associated with substantial economic consequences for employers and employees.* Increasing the recognition and awareness of type 2 diabetes could have a positive impact on lost work, productivity and overall diabetes management.
Chaired by Dr Sarah Jarvis, Media Doctor for BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine Show and BBC 1's The One Show, this event will:
Raise awareness of the risks of type 2 diabetes
Provide practical solutions for keeping employees fit and healthy in the workplace
Bring together the NHS with local businesses to help improve the health of employees and health outcomes for the region
Who should attend?
Employers and employees from across the North West region with an interest in promoting a fit and healthy workplace and workforce.
10.30am - Registration
11am - Welcome and Intro by Dr Sarah Jarvis
11.15am - The scale of the challenge, type 2 diabetes in the North West region, Dr King Sun Leong, Consultant Physician, Wirral University Hospital Teaching Trust
11.30am - Understanding the patient employee perspective, Dr Sarah Jarvis interviews Keith Antrobus, National Logistics Training Consortium
11.45am - The importance of managing type 2 diabetes successfully, Diabetes UK and Freight Transport Association
12.30pm - Lunch and networking at market place with Slimming World, Weight watchers, NHS Smoking Cessation and more.
13.30pm - How can the NHS help? Signposting to local and regional services
13.45pm - Identifying and implementing health workplace solutions - four workshops
14.50pm - Awareness programme sign up and next steps
15.00pm - Close
This event is brought to you by Merck Sharp Dohme (MSD), partnership with Wirral CCG, Diabetes UK and the Innovation Agency (Academic Health Science Network for the North West cost.)
Want to know more about this fantastic line up of speakers? Read the speaker biographies below:
Dr Sarah Jarvis
General Practitioner (GP)
Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
Dr Jarvis is an active medical writer and broadcaster, and is clinical consultant to the patient health education website, Patient.info.
She is the BBC Radio 2 doctor, doctor to the One Show on BBC1 and appears regularly on UK TV and radio programmes including ITN Lunchtime News, Good Morning Britain, Sky News and Radio 5 live. In addition, she is the resident doctor to Good Housekeeping, and other UK consumer magazines. Besides these, she has been a regular contributor to a variety of medical journals including Update, Doctor, Practice Nurse and the British Journal of Cardiology and newspapers such as The Sunday Telegraph and The Guardian.
Dr Jarvis is a member of the Medical Advisory Panel to DrinkAware. She has been chair of the Health Care Committee of the cholesterol charity HEART UK, Women's Health spokesperson for the RCGP and a member of the advisory board for the British Journal of Cardiology.
Dr Jarvis has a particular interest in cardiovascular disease and diabetes. She has also authored Diabetes for Dummies (now in its third edition), Pregnancy for Dummies, Children's Health for Dummies, Women's Health for Life and The Welcome Visitor, a book on the ethics of dying, co-authored with the broadcaster John Humphreys.
Dr King Sun Leong BMedSci (Hons) BMBS DM FRCP
Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology
Clinical Service Lead for Diabetes and Endocrinology
Consultant Lead for Diabetes Healthy Wirral
Wirral University Teaching Hospital
King Sun Leong graduated from Nottingham University in 1991 and has been a Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology since 2000. In 2001, he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine (DM) from Nottingham. He has been at Wirral University Teaching Hospital since 2004 and has held various medical leadership positions in the Trust since 2006. He is a clinical lead within the Healthy Wirral NHS Vanguard and has been driving the redesign of diabetes services to improve patient outcomes.
Commissioning Support Manager
NHS Wirral CCG
Tracey Dakin has worked within the NHS since 2001 gaining experience in provider services within the Community for 14 years before joining the Clinical Commissioning Group in 2015. She is the lead Commissioner for Diabetes Services in Wirral supporting the redesign of diabetes care and developing the service specification to meet the new model to improve patient outcomes and reduce health inequalities.
Dr Elspeth Anwar MCBhB (Hons), MPH, FFPH
Consultant in Public Health
Public Health Consultant Lead for Diabetes Healthy Wirral
Wirral Borough Council
Elspeth Anwar graduated from Liverpool University medical school in 2006 and has ten years’ experience of working within the NHS and more recently local government as consultant in Public Health. She is the Public Health Consultant Lead for Diabetes Healthy Wirral and has been driving the redesign of diabetes services to improve patient outcomes and reduce health inequalities.