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. 

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 email address

Network Clinical Lead
Dr Chris Bidder

Brecon Group Chair
Dr Kamal Weerasinghe

Network Manager
Jon Matthias

Network Information Analyst
Heather O'Connell

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




7th December 2018

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CYP Wales Diabetes Network highlights achievements and future goals in Annual Report

26th July 2018

The Children & Young People's Wales Diabetes Network (& Brecon Group) has published its second annual report – with audit dat...

New resource series helps children and young adults to talk about Type 1 issues – starting with Diabetes Burnout

25th June 2018

Diabetes Burnout is the first title from the new Talking Type 1 series developed in Wales diabetes multi-disciplinary teams support the psy...

Bike Beyond cinema events planned for Wales

22nd February 2018

The incredible story of a team of people with Type 1 Diabetes cycling across the USA will be screened in cinemas in north and south Wales.

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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...