Excellence in diabetes care rewarded

By Editor
17th October 2016
Good practice, Latest news

Innovation in diabetes care was showcased at the sixth annual QiC Diabetes awards.

People working in the diabetes community were praised at the awards ceremony, which took place at Sanofi’s Guildford headquarters on Thursday, October 13.

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.

Good practice

There were more than 80 entries into the 15 categories, with judges once again given a tough job selecting the winners among another crop of impressive examples of good practice.

QiC Diabetes is partnered by Sanofi Diabetes and supported by a host of organisations, including Diabetes UK, the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD), Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurse (DISN) UK Group and diabetes nursing group Trend UK as well as the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation (DRWF).

Simon O’Neill, director of health intelligence and professional liaison at Diabetes UK, told the audience: “I know you are having a difficult time in the NHS at the moment. These awards are a real opportunity to showcase and share the innovative work to improve diabetes care being carried out across the NHS.

These awards are a real opportunity to showcase and share the innovative work to improve diabetes care

“You are all winners, you are all doing something for people with diabetes and that matters the most.”

The categories for this year included Healthcare Professional of the Year, a new award and recognises an individual who has “succeeded in raising standards of care over and above their day-to-day role”.

img_0159The winner of the award, Dr Parijat De, a consultant in diabetes and endocrinology at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “It’s a real honour because I know I was up against some very experienced healthcare professionals and it’s a testament to the work I am putting in towards inpatient diabetes care improvement.”

Diabetes Team Initiative of the Year went to Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust for its ‘Hypoglycaemia simulation training to address serious untoward incidents in a hospital setting’ project.

Ongoing improvements

Lead adult diabetes specialist nurse Amanda Veall, who picked up the award with colleagues Amanda Davis and Kim Sleeman, said: “We didn’t realise that our initiative in Cornwall would be as successful as it has been with other teams wanting to implement it. We have been able to demonstrate ongoing improvements in patient care, which our NaDIA results have shown.”

Dr Jackie Elliott is the lead diabetes consultant at the Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which triumphed in the Patient Care Pathway – Adults category for its ‘Improving glycaemic outcomes in newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetes adults’.

Dr Elliott said: :It’s a testament to the efforts of a terrific team. We thought we were doing well until we did an audit which showed our outcomes for people with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes needed to improve. So, as a team we created a pathway that improved glycaemic control at 12 months and beyond.”

This year was also the first time the Hypo Awareness Week Excellence Award was incorporated in QiC Diabetes. The annual campaign, which this year took place between October 3 and 9, raises awareness of hypoglycaemia. Hinchingbrooke Hospital won the Excellence Award for organising an excellent local campaign.

 

Prevention and Early Diagnosis

WINNER: Type 2 Diabetes: Know Your Risk by Diabetes UK

COMMENDED: Preventing diabetes by turning research into practice by Leicester Diabetes Centre

FINALIST: STEPS to prevent diabetes: a diabetes prevention course in Lambeth, South East London by Lambeth Diabetes Intermediate Care Team

Prevention and Early Diagnosis for Secondary Complications in Diabetes

WINNER: Peer review of diabetes foot services in the South West by South West Cardiovascular Clinical Network

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Screening for new onset diabetes following Acute Coronary Syndrome – the way forward? by Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Digital and Technology Solutions in the Treatment and Management of Diabetes

WINNER: A technology-enabled service to optimise insulin management by Hygieia Medical

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Type 2 Diabetes and Me – E-learning guide by Diabetes UK, in partnership with Bupa

COMMENDED: Transforming Diabesity Care: Institution of an NHS Endobarrier Service by Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

COMMENDED: HeLP-Diabetes: a proven online solution for diabetes self-management support by University College London

COMMENDED: My Diabetes My Way: online support for diabetes self-management by University of Dundee

FINALIST: The Florence (FLO) telehealth texting system by Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust

FINALIST: Clinical Decision Support for Diabetes in Scotland by NHS Tayside and University of Dundee

FINALIST: An “IDEA” to deliver inpatient diabetes safety messages in bite-sized animations by University Hospitals of Leicester

Diabetes Collaboration Initiative of the Year

WINNER: Information Prescriptions: The Key to Unlocking Behaviour Change by Diabetes UK

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Research for the Future: The ‘Help BEAT Diabetes’ Campaign by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, NIHR CRN: Greater Manchester and NorthWest EHealth

COMMENDED: The Health Innovation Network Diabetes Improvement Collaborative by Health Innovation Network

FINALIST: Solihull Community MDT Project – Collaboration in Care by Heart of England Foundation Trust/Solihull CCG

Patient Care Pathway – Children, Young People and Emerging Adults

WINNER: Introducing dedicated annual review clinics for children with T1DM by Paediatric Diabetes Team, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Diabetes transition from paediatrics to adult services by Isle of Wight NHS Trust

COMMENDED: Diabetes services for adolescents and young adults – transition and beyond by ENHIDE (East and North Herts Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology) – East and North Herts NHS Trust

Patient Care Pathway – Adults

WINNER: Improving glycaemic outcomes in newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetes adults by Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Save Sight – Impact of dedicated diabetes eye nurse specialist in diabetes retinopathy by The Hillingdon Hospital

COMMENDED: Successful outcomes in gestational diabetes through group education pathway by Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

FINALIST: Regional consensus for insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring provision by Northern England Strategic Clinical Networks

Involving the Diabetes Service User and Families/Carers

WINNER: Expanding Type 1 Kidz Project and introducing simple telehealth by Investing in Children

FINALIST: Integrated group psychotherapy for adults living with diabetes by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Empowering People with Diabetes – Children, Young People and Emerging Adults

HIGHLY COMMENDED: YES (Youth Empowerment Skills): A stepping stone for diabetes self care and empowerment by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

FINALIST: Making Transition better – the Newham Experience by Newham University Hospital, Barts Health, London

Empowering People with Diabetes – Adults

WINNER: An educational resource for women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus by Queen’s University Belfast; Belfast Health and Social Care Trust; South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust; Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust Foundation

HIGHLY COMMENDED: ACT Now! Guided self-help for adults with Type 2 diabetes to improve self-management and emotional wellbeing by NHS Grampian

COMMENDED: Structured group education for people with new onset Type 2 diabetes by Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust

COMMENDED: The feasibility of delivering a physical activity intervention for adults within routine diabetes care by NHS Grampian

FINALIST: Continued success and evolution of BERTIE; Bournemouth’s Type 1 education programme by Bournemouth Diabetes & Endocrine Centre, Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Diabetes Team Initiative of the Year

WINNER: Hypoglycaemia simulation training to address serious untoward incidents in a hospital setting by Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

COMMENDED: Introducing a specialist diabetes sports service at Oxford Children’s Hospital by Oxford Children’s Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

COMMENDED: Operation Pharmacist: Ending the Highs and Lows of Diabetes by St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

FINALIST: Diabetes pregnancy care – achieving similar outcomes to non-diabetes related pregnancies? by Diabetes Antenatal Team, Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth NHS Trust

Judges’ Special Award

Expanding Type 1 Kidz Project and introducing simple telehealth

by Investing in Children

Diabetes Healthcare Professional of the Year

Dr Parijat De

Outstanding Educator in Diabetes

Karen Ross

People’s Award

Iris Board

Hypo Awareness Week Excellence Award

WINNER: Hinchingbrooke Hospital

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Knowsley Community Diabetes Service

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To view good practice from last year’s awards, click here.

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