Diabetes Super Six model praised at HSJ Awards
The Portsmouth Hospitals Trust, Southern Health Foundation Trust and Solent Trust have been “highly commended” at the prestigious Health Services Journal (HSJ) Awards.
The trusts received the accolade in the acute, community and primary care redesign category for the Super Six model of diabetes care which is conducted in South East Hampshire and Portsmouth.
The scheme was created to bridge the divide between primary care clinicians and specialists, enabling primary care teams to function within an extended clinical professional domain in their community setting.
The six services include inpatient diabetes, foot diabetes (with predefined criteria), poorly controlled type 1 diabetes, insulin pump service, Low eGFR or patients on renal dialysis and antenatal diabetes.
Other people with diabetes were managed in the community by a combination of virtual means, such as emails, phonecalls and GP surgery visits.
Dr Partha Kar, who is a consultant in diabetes at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “We were the only diabetes team to be recognised across the country in any category for the Super Six diabetes model, which is a real achievement.
“The level and quality of care for people with diabetes in any setting is of great importance, particularly owing to the complex nature of the condition, so it’s wonderful news that the programme was recognised at the HSJ Awards.”
The HSJ Awards recognise, celebrate and spread best practice and leading edge performance within the healthcare industry.