Pioneering diabetes teams encouraged to enter QiC Awards
Teams who demonstrate innovative practice in diabetes management are being encouraged to enter this year’s Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes Awards.
Now in its seventh year the annual event recognises initiatives which have been highlighted by the NHS, patients and the industry as improving the quality of life for people living with the condition.
The aim is to highlight the benefits and adaptability of entrants’ initiatives to a wider healthcare audience, including presenting at next year’s annual Diabetes UK Professional Conference.
Further dissemination opportunities include webinars, newsletters, workshops and the communication channels of QiC Diabetes partner Sanofi and programme supporters.
Entries are invited from anyone working in the diabetes arena in the UK and Ireland. Whatever the area of patient care and/or diabetes service delivery, if the initiative or programme relates to diabetes in any way, they are encouraged to enter.
Judges are keen to review a wide spectrum of entries and to recognise the innovative practice that is out there.
Professor Jonathan Valabhji, the national clinical director for obesity and diabetes at NHS England, said: “QiC Diabetes provides a great opportunity to celebrate, and learn from, new ways of working to drive up quality of care.
“I’m impressed and inspired by the class and breadth of the award winners and finalists. It shows how many of those involved in the day-to-day care of people with diabetes go the extra mile to make meaningful improvements which empower people to self-manage their condition.”
Dr Mike Baxter, diabetes therapy lead for Sanofi Medical, said: “Sanofi Diabetes are pleased to support the QiC Programme again in 2017 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.”