Observing a DAFNE Patient Course

There are two information sheets relating to observing a DAFNE Patient Course.  The first is intended for individuals scheduled to observe a DAFNE patient course as part of their DAFNE Educator Programme (DEP), DAFNE Advisor Programme (DAP) or DAFNE Doctor Programme (DDP) training.  The second information sheet is for individuals scheduled to observe a DAFNE patient course as a casual observer (i.e. who are not completing the DEP, DAP or DDP training).  Please click the relevant link below to access the required information sheet.

Observe a DAFNE patient course as part of DEP, DAP or DDP

Observe a DAFNE patient course as a casual observer

  

Doctors Observing a DAFNE Patient Course

As of 2 February 2015 an SpR or doctor who want to observe a DAFNE course have 12 months from commencement of observation to attending their 1-day DDP workshop.  Any doctor who has completed their observation prior to 2 February 2015 will have 3 years to complete their 1-day DDP workshop.

During the observation course a DAFNE Course Observation Record for Doctors (F04.040) must be completed and retained as part of CPD; a copy of the signed form will be required as evidence of attendance when applying for a place on the DDP.  A copy of this form can be obtained from Central DAFNE, telephone 0191 2934115 or email dafne@nhct.nhs.uk.

The DAFNE Course Observation Record for Doctors form should be completed by one of the educators delivering the course that has been observed. This must be completed each day for all sessions and at the end of the week signed by the observing doctor and a course educator. The form is then retained by the SpR or doctor and provided as evidence of observation when booking onto a 1-day DDP workshop, which must be within 12 months of the completion of the observation.

Please note: Each DAFNE centre is responsible for the organisation of DAFNE course dates for that service. On rare occasions it may be necessary for a DAFNE centre to cancel a scheduled DAFNE course. In this event, where the cancelled DAFNE course is scheduled to be observed as part of DEP, DAP or DDP training, Central DAFNE will endeavour to find an alternative DAFNE course to be used for observation.


Last Updated: 27/01/2015