COVID-19 unveiled as Rowan Hillson Safety Award 2021 theme  

By Editor
25th September 2020
Coronavirus, Good practice Inpatient

The theme for the 2021 Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award will be based around COVID-19, organisers have announced.

The annual prize, which is organised by Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care (JBDS – IP), is entitled ‘Best intervention during the COVID-19 pandemic that has maintained inpatient safety for people with diabetes’.

Dr Umesh Dashora  who co-leads the project with Erwin Castro, said: “Over the course of the COVID-19 crisis, many Trusts quickly developed initiatives to maintain safety of their inpatients.

“JBDS is keen to capture the best project that maintained the safety of people with diabetes who were admitted to hospital during this difficult time.

“This year’s Rowan Hillson award will try to unearth these efforts and share the best ideas with the larger diabetes community to improve patient care in the future.”

The submissions will be judged against predetermined criteria, by an independent panel chaired by Dr Rowan Hillson MBE. The winner will be presented with the prestigious annual Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award at the ABCD spring meeting.

The outcome of this initiative will be published on the ABCD, Diabetes UK and DISN UK Group websites to share excellent practice.

A team led by David Burckett-St.Laurent, from the  Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, recently scooped the 2019 Rowan Hillson prize for their cross specialty working group who re-designed the perioperative care pathway for surgical patients with diabetes. Their work led to significant improvements for staff and people with diabetes.

All entries must be emailed by 28th February 2021. Click here to enter.

Photo by Giorgio Trovato on Unsplash

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