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Deadline looms for Rowan Hillson Inpatient Award entries

By Editor
20th February 2019
Case studies, Good practice Inpatient

Healthcare professionals who wish to enter the annual Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award have until the end of the February to submit their applications. 

The national competition has been running successfully since 2014 under the auspices of the Joint British Diabetes Society – for Inpatient Care (JBDS – IP) chaired by Professor Mike Sampson and supported by the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) and Diabetes UK.

The submissions, which must be entered by February 28, 2019, will be judged against predetermined criteria by an independent panel chaired by Dr Rowan Hillson MBE, National Clinical Director for Diabetes from 2008 to 2013.

Excellent practice 

The competition is open to all healthcare professionals but only for projects which have been undertaken in the last three years.

This JBDS – IP project is being led by Umesh Dashora, Debbie Stanisstreet, and Erwin Castro. The submissions will be judged against predetermined criteria, by an independent panel chaired by Rowan Hillson, and the winner will be awarded 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.

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.

Previously, the competition has found the best digital initiative, UK insulin chart,  hypoglycaemia avoidance initiative and the best pharmacy initiative. The winner of the 2017 award (pictured) was Dr Stuart Ritchie, Consultant Physician at the Western General Hospital, NHS Lothian.

To enter, download and complete this document and send it to JBDS Administrator Christine Jones ( Any supplementary materials to support your initiative should also be added as these will be considered as part of the judging process.

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