Nominations open for ‘diabetes heroes’

By Editor
22nd July 2015
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Nominations are being sought for “special individuals” in an attempt to recognise “diabetes heroes” at a national awards ceremony.

People are being urged to put names forward for both the 2015 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes and the QiC Diabetes People’s Award in the Quality in Care (QiC) diabetes awards programme.

Now in its fifth year, QiC Diabetes promotes good practice in diabetes care with an awards ceremony taking place in the autumn.

QICEmma Clear, Quality in Care programme co-ordinator, said: “The nomination deadline is Wednesday, August 19, 2015, so don’t delay, vote for those special individuals now, to ensure your diabetes heroes are recognised.

“Following the deadline of Wednesday, August 19, you will have the chance to read about each nominee selected by the judges and vote online to help crown the winners of both categories. Please note, you may only vote for one nominee per category, multiple votes will not be counted.

“Voting for the Outstanding Educator in Diabetes and People’s Award closes on Friday, September 11. The winners will then be notified and invited to attend the Awards ceremony on Thursday, October 15, hosted by Sanofi in Guildford.”

Anne Phillips was selected by the judging panel as winner of the Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award in 2014. Anne has a proven track record as both a DSN and as an outstanding diabetes educator.

Last year Roddy Riddle was voted winner of the Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes People’s Award. Roddy is a cyclist and runner who has been living with type 1 diabetes since the age of 40.

QiC Diabetes has so far celebrated the achievements of more than 125 projects from NHS organisations across the UK in a variety of categories reflecting priorities in diabetes. The deadline to enter the awards was Thursday, May 28.

The programme is sponsored by Sanofi, though the company has no editorial control over any of its contents, and QiC Diabetes’ supporters include the Primary Care Diabetes Society (PCDS), Training Research and Education for Nurses in Diabetes (TREND) and Diabetes UK.

To make a nominate, click here.

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