Best practice in UK diabetes care during pandemic recognised at QiC awards

By Editor
15th October 2021
Good practice

Heroes from the diabetes community were rewarded at the 11th annual Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes Awards.

As a result of social distancing, a limited number of people attended the ceremony, which took place on the evening of Thursday, October 14, at Sanofi’s UK headquarters in Reading.

This year’s QiC awards celebrated the exceptional work undertaken during the unprecedented pressure of COVID-19.

Since 2011, the awards have been recognising, reward and sharing initiative that improve the quality of life for people living with diabetes.

Full list of winners

Diabetes Collaborative Project of the Year

Diabetes 101: Creating a Community From a Crisis

Type 1 Specialist Service

DigiBete App By DigiBete and Leeds Children’s Hospital Diabetes Team

Diabetes Education Programmes – People with Diabetes

The DESMOND Programme and the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic by Leicester Diabetes Centre

Equality, Diversity and Health Equalities – Reducing Variation of Care and Outcomes Particularly as it relates to Socioeconomic, Cultural or Racial Determinants

An evaluation of group educational sessions for people with Type 2 Diabetes on insulin amongst Black, Asian and other ethnic minority communities by London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Diabetes Education Programmes – Healthcare Professionals

Delivering online competency-based training for the CamAPS FX hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system by Cambridge Diabetes Education Programme (CDEP)

Patient Care Pathway, Secondary and Community

Diabetes Digital Monitoring: Building Back Better to Support Nursing Teams, Reduce Healthcare Inequalities & Empower Patients by University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

Mind and Body Healthy Together – Emotional Wellbeing Programmes for People with Diabetes

Keeping young people connected during COVID-19: Adapting the Tree of Life group to run online by University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Insulin Safety Week Excellence Award

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Hypo Awareness Week Excellence Award

Virgincare – North East Hants, Farnham and Surrey Health

NHS England Outstanding Contribution Award for Services in Diabetes

Dr Shivani Misra

NHS Wales Outstanding Contribution Award for Services in Diabetes

Chris Cottrell-Morgan

Judges’ Special Award

The National Diabetes COVID-19 Response Group Collaborative

Unsung Hero Award

Diabetes 101: Creating a Community from a Crisis

Diabetes Professional of the Year

Dr Philip Newland-Jones

Outstanding Educator in Diabetes

Dr Rebecca Thomas

The People’s Award

Chris Bright

QiC Diabetes is partnered by Sanofi and supported by the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD), Association of Children’s Diabetes Clinicians (ACDC), Children and Young People’s Diabetes Network (CYPDN), the Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurse (DISN) UK Group,  Diabetes Specialist Nurse Forum (DSN) UK, Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation (DRWF), Diabetes UK, JDRF the type 1 diabetes charity, Primary Care Diabetes Society (PCDS), Training Research and Education for Nurses in Diabetes (TREND-UK), Young Diabetologists and Endocrinologists’ Forum (YDEF) and the United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA).

To see the full list of winners and finalist entries to the 2021 QiC Diabetes Awards, click here.

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