New paediatric diabetes centres in the SWEET network 2014
In June 2014, 11 SWEET Centres of Reference (CoR) and 12 SWEET Collaborative Centre (CC) have been certified by the recently established SWEET Peer Review Programme in cooperation with the NHS England. Many more centres have expressed interest in joining the SWEET network as a CoR or CC. A quick look at the current situation, shows us that:
- 9 new centres are in the application and peer review process and are currently uploading or preparing to upload data to the common SWEET server. In June 2015, the next official SWEET certification moment will be able to welcome these centres, located in Bulgaria (2 centres), Greece, India, Ireland (2 centres), Lithuania, Portugal and Spain.
- 7 centres, located in Canada, Denmark, Israel, Latvia, Norway, Poland and the United Kingdom are currently working on their ethics committee approval and IT requirements to be able to start up the application and peer review process and get certified next year as well.
- Finally we received a request from several other centres, located in Poland, Austria and The Netherlands, who would be interested in joining us in the longer term.
SWEET is delighted about this interest and is absolutely convinced that all these centres will be an enrichment to the current network of SWEET centres. Our ultimate goal is to have at least one SWEET centre in every European country!