CDEP is a competency-based online diabetes learning tool that supports all levels of healthcare practitioners demonstrate their diabetes knowledge and skills relevant to their role. A variety of diabetes specific topics are available which in total currently amounts to 19.5 hours of diabetes study time. New content is developed on an ongoing basis and is launched once it have been rigorously tested.
CDEP is based on the UK national diabetes competency frameworks. These frameworks help structure the nature and level of diabetes skills required by all healthcare staff to support safer patient care, improved outcomes and reduce the financial burden of diabetes.
CDEP is currently endorsed by Diabetes UK, the Cambridge University Health Partnership and the British Dietetics Association. We are actively seeking further endorsement through other national bodies at this time.
In addition to practitioners receiving certificates for topics completed, CDEP has a reflection tool as well as a secure feedback portal to collect evidence of learning and applying it in practice for professional portfolios.