Diabetes award entry deadline looms
Teams who have “improved services and outcomes” for people with diabetes have just one week to enter the Quality in Care Diabetes (QiC) awards.
The programme recognises, rewards and shares innovative practice which has demonstrated quality in diabetes management, education and services for people with diabetes and/or their families.
There are 11 categories this year, including healthcare professional of the year which is a new award and recognises an individual who has “succeeded in raising standards of care over and above their day-to-day role”.
One of the organisers Emma Clear said: “If you or your team have made changes for improved diabetes services and outcomes either in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas or products; or introduced something new, then apply online for the QiC awards.”
There are 3.9 million people in the UK diagnosed with diabetes and an estimated 590,000 people who have the condition but do not know it.
Its chronic nature means it is an increasing social and economic burden in the country and better, more efficient methods of care are necessary.
Anyone working in the diabetes field can submit a nomination providing the initiative or programme relates to the condition.
The event is supported by Sanofi and Dr Mike Baxter who is the therapy area expert for the company said: “Sanofi Diabetes are pleased to support the QiC Programme again in 2016 and to be part of recognising and valuing those individuals, teams, trusts and partnerships who demonstrate quality in care for their patients with diabetes.
“We are especially keen to see evidence of quality improvement in the 6 dimensions of quality – safety, effectiveness, efficiency, patient centred, equitable and timely.”
The closing date for entries will be Friday, May 27 and the judging will take place on Thursday, July 21.
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at Sanofi’s Guildford headquarters on Thursday, October 13.