Clinician Connect

Diabetes and Endocrine Network

26 Oct 2021 Reading time approximately

Cultural responsiveness training for high-risk foot workforce

  • This training provides strategies to strengthen the capabilities of individuals, organisations and systems that are responsible for providing culturally safe and responsive care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Stage one of the training involved 26 participants from eight local health districts (LHDs) and specialty health networks (SHNs).
  • More training will be offered throughout the 2021/22 financial year.

Patient Education Resource Library (PERL)

  • The PERL is a virtual platform providing diabetes clinicians with a library of evidence-based diabetes education resources that can be sent to their patients via email or SMS.
  • The platform has been implemented in 10 LHDs and SHNs with 88 registered licence users.
  • Services impacted by limited face-to-face consultations, COVID travel restrictions and rural or regional locations have found PERL very beneficial for education with patients.

New resources

Other activities

  • The network continues to collaborate with clinicians across NSW and support diabetes services as they respond to COVID-19 via the Diabetes Community of Practice. Join the community of practice by emailing
  • The network continues to contribute to the Diabetes in Community for Aboriginal People project, aiming to improve care for Aboriginal people living with type 2 diabetes:
    • The project team has partnered with seven LHDs to understand lived experiences of diabetes.
    • 300 Aboriginal people and health workers shared their experiences living with, or providing care for, people with diabetes.
    • The project team is preparing reports for each region and will design solutions that address issues and promote innovation.

Learn more and contact the Diabetes and Endocrine Network.

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