Best practice in UK diabetes care recognised at QiC awards
Heroes from the diabetes community were rewarded at the ninth annual Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes Awards.
More than 100 people attended the ceremony, which took place on the evening of Thursday, October 17, at Sanofi’s UK headquarters in Reading.
Rachel Berrington, pictured above, of University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust was named Diabetes Professional of the Year, while Sarah Lockwood-Lee, also from the same trust, picked up the Outstanding Educator in Diabetes accolade.
Speaking to the DT after picking her her trophy, Rachel said: “It means the absolute world to me to be recognised and I feel privileged to be part of my patients’ lives. I don’t do it the job for the recognition, I do it it to improve the lives of people with diabetes, but it was nice to get a pat on the back.”
The Diabetes Team of the Year award was presented to Personalised SMS Care Plan for Diabetes, while Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board, picked up the Diabetes Collaboration Initiative of the Year – Children, Young People and Emerging Adults category.
This year QiC Diabetes worked with NHS Wales and NHS England who gave their support to the first NHS Wales Outstanding Contribution for Services in Diabetes which went to Dr Sam Rice, and the third NHS England Outstanding Contribution Award for Services in Diabetes, which went to Dr Lalantha Leelarathna.
Dr Hubert Bland, Head of Medical for Primary Care and Country Medical Chair, Sanofi UK & Ireland said: “Sanofi UK is committed to improving the care for people with diabetes and we are proud to support Quality in Care Diabetes again in 2019. It provides a great opportunity to recognise and value those individuals, teams, Trusts and partnerships who demonstrate quality in care for their patients with diabetes. We look forward to seeing the winning programmes disseminated more widely for the ultimate benefit of people with diabetes and their families/carers.”
The awards are judged by the NHS, people with diabetes and industry.
Full list of winners
|Best Practice in Dissemination and Sustainability Award
Sustaining Quality Improvement and Patient Outcomes in North West London
by North West London Health and Care Partnership
|Prevention and Early Diagnosis
Changing Health’s Innovative Intervention Programme to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
|Diabetes Education Programmes – Healthcare Professionals
Digital Safety Training Improving Ward Staff Insulin Competency and Confidence
|Patient Care Pathway – Adults
Telemedicine in Improving Care and Outcomes, in Antenatal Diabetes Patients
|Diabetes Team of the Year
Personalised SMS Care Plan for Diabetes
by West Green Surgery
|Mind and Body Healthy Together – Emotional Wellbeing Programmes for People with Diabetes – Adults
Embedding Psychotherapy Within a Community Diabetes Team
|Mind and Body Healthy Together – Emotional Wellbeing Programmes for People with Diabetes – Children, Young People, and Emerging Adults
Wrexham Young Adult Diabetes Service – Getting Our Heads around Diabetes
by Wrexham Maelor Hospital (Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board)
|Type 1 Specialist Service – Adults
Implementation of a National Guideline with Local Changes: Does an Abbreviated Adult Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) Protocol Improve Local Uptake and Overall Clinical Care?
|Diabetes Education Programmes – Adults
HEAL-D: A Culturally-Tailored T2D Self-Management Programme for Black-British Communities
|Diabetes Education Programmes – Children, Young People and Emerging Adults
Turning MDT Clinic into a Group Experience for 9-11 Year Olds
|Diabetes Collaboration Initiative of the Year – Adults
World Foods: First Visual Carb Awareness Book for BAME Communities
|Diabetes Collaboration Initiative of the Year – Children, Young People and Emerging Adults
Quality Improvement Innovation to Improve Early Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Young People
|Insulin Safety Week 2019 Excellence Award
North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
|Hypo Awareness Week 2019 Excellence Award
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
|NHS England Outstanding Contribution for Services in Diabetes
Dr Lalantha Leelarathna
|NHS Wales Outstanding Contribution for Services in Diabetes
Dr Sam Rice
|Judges’ Special Award
Diabetes Technology Network UK
|Diabetes Professional of the Year
|Outstanding Educator in Diabetes
|The People’s Award
About Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes
Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes recognises, rewards and shares innovative practice demonstrating quality in diabetes management, education and services for people with diabetes and/or their families.
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).
For a full list of winning, highly commended and finalist entries to the 2019 QiC Diabetes Awards, visit www.qualityincare.org/diabetes.