The Children and Young People’s Wales Diabetes Network (and Brecon Group) brings together health care professionals, third sector organisations and families of children and young people with diabetes. The Network is committed to improving standards of care and outcomes for children and young people with diabetes in Wales as outlined in the Welsh Government's Diabetes Delivery Plan.

All 7 health boards in Wales are part of the Wales Children and Young People’s Diabetes Network, which is taking forward the work of the Brecon Group, including the national register of paediatric diabetes. 

All healthcare professionals in Wales who work with children and young people with diabetes are encouraged to join the Network. Our key workstreams are:

  • SEREN - the all-Wales structured edcuation programme
  • Safe and effective care of diabetes in schools
  • An all-Wales standard in transition services
  • Specialist diabetes out of hours support for families
  • Engaging primary care to reduce diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) at diagnosis
  • Quality improvement projects using Improving Quality Together

The Network also supports paediatric teams submitting data to the mandatory National Paediatric Diabetes Audit, and engaging in the Peer Review process. 

Key Contacts

Network Clinical Lead
Dr Chris Bidder

Brecon Group  Chair
Dr Kamal Weerasinghe

Network Manager
Jon Matthias

Network Information Analyst
Heather O'Connell

SEREN Project Support Officer
Beth Jones 

NHS Wales Transitional Care Co-ordinator (Diabetes)
Sara Crowley




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Wales paediatric teams activity break opportunity

14th December 2017

Teams in Wales are able to take young people with Type 1 Diabetes on Outward Bound Activity Weeks as a subsidised rate

New standard for NHS Wales diabetes services will mean greater support for young adults

27th November 2017

The All-Wales Standard for People with Diabetes Moving from Paediatric to Adult Services in NHS Wales promotes best practice from around Wa...

Children and Young People’s Wales Diabetes Network wins prestigious national diabetes award

16th October 2017

The Children and Young People’s Wales Diabetes Network SEREN structured education programme won the Empowering People with Diabetes...

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Network Projects

Email newsletter archive

This is a page listing email newsletters issues by the Children and Young People's Wales Diabetes Network (and Brecon Group)

Wales Network Videos

This is the page featuring videos produced by the Wales Network.

The SEREN structured education programme

The SEREN structured education programme has been developed by a multi-disciplinary team in Wales to ensure all children with diabetes in W...

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Children and Young People's Diabetes Units in the Region...