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Deadline for Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award extended

By Editor
12th February 2021
Coronavirus, Inpatient

The deadline for the 2021 Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award has been extended to give busy healthcare professionals more time to submit an application, organisers have said.

The theme for this year’s prize, which is organised by Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care (JBDS – IP), is based around COVID-19.

Entitled ‘Best intervention during the COVID-19 pandemic that has maintained inpatient safety for people with diabetes’, the competition will close on Friday, March 19, 2021.

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.”

JBDS – IP Chair Professor Ketan Dhatariya said: “Competitive applications are likely to be those that show hard evidence of benefit, that are translatable to other Trusts, are costed, are relatively simple and sustainable, and which have been commissioned or supported by an Acute Trust. This competition is open to all UK healthcare professionals.”

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.

Click here to enter.

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