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Diabetes teams praised as QiC 2018 winners announced

By Editor
19th October 2018
Good practice

Praise was heaped on teams who have gone above and beyond to improve diabetes care at the eighth annual Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes Awards.

Winners celebrate at the QiC Diabetes Awards

Master of ceremonies Dr Hilary Jones set the congratulatory tone as 15 winners were announced and all of the entrants were applauded for innovation, excellence and a determination to raise standards in the name of people with diabetes.

The 2018 QiC Diabetes Awards saw Emma Green named as Outstanding Educator in Diabetes and the North East Diabetes Service (NEEDS) pick up the Diabetes Education Programme of the Year in the adult category.

It was the second year of the NHS England Outstanding Contribution Award for Services in Diabetes, which went to Dr Paru King, Consultant Physician Derby Hospitals.

QiC Diabetes recognises initiatives that improve the quality of life for people living with diabetes, as judged by the NHS, people with diabetes and industry. The ceremony was held at Sanofi’s UK headquarters in Guildford, Surrey, on Thursday, October 18.

Addressing delegates on the night, Dr Tunde Falode, General Manager, Diabetes and Cardiovascular, said: “It really is a privilege to provide a platform to reward what you have been doing to improve the care of people with diabetes.”

Dr Hubert Bland, Country Medical Chair and Medical Head Diabetes and Cardiovascular, Sanofi UK, added: “Sanofi UK is committed to improving the care for people with diabetes and we are proud to support Quality in Care Diabetes again in 2018. 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.

“This year we were especially keen to see evidence of quality improvement which aligns with current NHS priorities and we look forward to seeing the winning programmes disseminated more widely for the ultimate benefit of people with diabetes and their families, carers.”

The winners’ roster

NHS England Outstanding Contribution Award for Services in Diabetes 

Dr Paru King, Consultant Physician, Derby Hospitals

Best Practice Dissemination and Sustainability Award

The Evolvement and Expansion of the DICE Programme
by Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust


North East Essex Diabetes Service – Service Redesign
by Suffolk GP Federation


Improving Outcomes for Families through the ‘Type 1 Kidz’ Project
by Investing in Children


Expanding the Reach of the Cambridge Diabetes Education Programme (CDEP)
By Cambridge Diabetes Education Programme (CDEP)

Patient Care Pathway, Generic or Specialist ­– Adults

The DIADEM Project: Improving the Management of Diabetes and Dementia
by Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


The Cornwall Community Pharmacy Patient Activation Service – Type 2 Diabetes
by Cornwall Local Pharmaceuticals Committee (LPC)


A 3-year Experience of Sandwell and West Birmingham Patient-Centered Collaborative Diabetes Model – The Way Forward?
by Sandwell and South West Birmingham NHS Trust

Diabetes Team Initiative of the Year

The Poole Young People’s Diabetes Service – Improving Contact, Improving Care
by Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Virtual Ward, Innovation and Collaboration, Improving Diabetes Care in the Community
by North East Essex Diabetes Service


Developing a Team Approach to Improve Insulin Safety and Reduce Insulin Wastage
by Northern Devon Healthcare Trust

Diabetes Collaboration of the Year – Adults

Blood Glucose Monitoring – A Collaborative Approach to Updating the Formulary
by NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG and Partners


Tomorrow’s Leaders: Developing Agents of Change in Diabetes Care
by Diabetes UK

Prevention and Early Diagnosis Type 2 Diabetes

The Ingeus ‘Healthier You’ National Diabetes Prevention Programme
by Ingeus

Diabetes Education Programmes – Adults

Enhancing Specialist Knowledge for Pharmacists to Optimise Diabetes Medication Management
by NEEDS (North East Essex Diabetes Service)

HIGHLY COMMENDED: – Low Carb Program


Talking about Diabetes (TAD) – Inspiration and Motivation for Diabetes
by Talking About Diabetes (TAD)

Film Prescriptions: A New Method for Delivering Patient Empowerment and Education
by Prince Philip Hospital/Hywel Dda


Exercise Classes for People with Diabetes with Specialist Nurse Support
by University Hospital Plymouth NHS Trust

Diabetes Education Programmes – Children, Young People and Emerging Adults

Psycho-education Workshop for Parents of Children with Type 1 Diabetes
by Paediatric Diabetes Team, University Hospital of Wales


Carbohydrate Counting Educational Assessment Tool (CC-EAT)
by Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

Type 1 Specialist Service – Children, Young People and Emerging Adults

DigiBete Website for T1 Diabetes
by Leeds Children’s Hospital and DigiBete CIC


Improving Communication with Families Using a Smartphone App
by NHS Ayrshire & Arran


TickleFLEX, the Insulin Injection Aid
by Tickle Tec Ltd


GReaT Groups – Supporting Transition to Secondary School
by University College London Hospitals


Personalised Care for Disengaged Young Adults Aged 16-30 with T1DM
by East and North Herts NHS Trust

Insulin Safety Week Award

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Hypo Awareness Week Excellence Award

Liverpool Diabetes Partnership

Ninewells Hospital, NHS Tayside

Judges’ Special Award

Setting the Trend for Diabetes Nursing in the Future
by Training Research and Education for Nurses in Diabetes (TREND-UK)


Changing the Landscape for the Delivery of Type 2 Diabetes Care – Midland Diabetes Structured Care Programme 1999 – 2017
by Midland Diabetes Structured Care Programme


VRIII: Getting it Right with JBDS Recommended Fluid
by Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Diabetes Healthcare Professional of the Year

Amanda Epps, Sarah Gregory, Bethany Kelly, Susan Mason and Becky Watt

Outstanding Educator in Diabetes

Emma Green

The People’s Award

Beth Baldwin

Quality in Care 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 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).

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