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Deadline looms for entering Rowan Hillson Safety Award

By Editor
24th January 2018
Education, Good practice

Deadline looms for entries into a national competition to showcase excellence in inpatient diabetes care.

The closing date for this year’s Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award, is February 28, 2018.

Open to all healthcare professionals, the theme for this year is Best Digital Initiative and is being led by Dr Umesh Dashora, Debbie Stanisstreet, and Erwin Castro.

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.

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).

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.

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.

To enter the 2018 Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award, click here to download the submission form.

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