2017 Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award opens

By Editor
27th November 2017
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Entries are being sought for a national competition to showcase excellence in inpatient diabetes care.

The theme for the 2017 Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award is Best Digital Initiative.

It has been running successfully since 2014 under the auspices of the Joint British Diabetes Society – for Inpatient Care (JBDS – IP) chaired by Professor Mike Sampson and supported by the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD).

This national competition has resulted in the discovery of a number of innovative strategies which can improve diabetes care. Dr Umesh Dashora

The submissions will be judged against predetermined criteria, by an independent panel chaired by Dr Rowan Hillson MBE, National Clinical Director for Diabetes from 2008 to 2013, and the winner will be awarded the prestigious annual Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award at the ABCD Spring meeting.

Competitive applications are likely to be those that show hard evidence of benefit, are translatable to other trusts, are costed, are relatively simple and sustainable and have been commissioned, or supported by, an acute trust. This competition is open to all healthcare professionals. The closing date is February 28, 2018.

This year the project is being led by Dr Umesh Dashora, Debbie Stanisstreet, and Erwin Castro.

Dr Dashora, an endocrinology and diabetes consultant at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, said: “We have been running this national competition on behalf of the Joint British Diabetes Societies for the last four years successfully. This national competition has resulted in the discovery of a number of innovative strategies which can improve diabetes care in hospitals and can be shared by colleagues.”

Previously the competition has found the best UK insulin chart, the best hypoglycaemia avoidance initiative and the best pharmacy initiative.

In March, out of 19 submissions, Dr Suma Sugunendran, who is a consultant in endocrinology and diabetes at the Royal Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and lead pharmacist of diabetes and endocrinology Sallianne Kavanagh, from the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were announced as the two joint winners of the 2016 Rowan Hillson Insulin Safety Award.

Pictured above is consultant physician Dr Jenny Clayton and pharmacist Sonia Gilmore, of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, being presented with the 2014 Rowan Hillson Insulin Safety Award for a ‘best in class’ insulin prescription chart.

To enter the 2017 Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award, click here to download the submission form.

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