Hospitals invited to help reduce diabetes-related harms

By Editor
27th November 2015
Inpatient, Latest news

Hospitals in England and Wales are being encouraged to try out tests of change, based on the Diabetes Mortality and Morbidity project findings.

Participating hospitals have until December 21 to submit their abstracts, and four hospitals will be selected to present their findings in person at the Diabetes UK’s Professional Conference (DPC) in March next year.

Although more than one abstract per organisation can be submitted, only one per hospital will be selected for the Glasgow event.

Submissions of all tests of change are being encouraged, no matter how successful they were. There is no time frame window for when the tests of change were carried out, but they must have been informed by the findings from the Diabetes M&M project.

The project was introduced last year as a new quality improvement initiative to improve hospital care for people with diabetes.

Its aim was to identify the root causes of serious diabetes harms which occur in hospitals, specifically the harms evidenced in the National Diabetes Inpatient Audit.

It is a joint collaboration between the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD), the National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes (NHS England), the National Clinical Director for Diabetes in Wales and the NaDIA National Advisory Group.

To download an abstract form or to find out more information, click here.

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