Deadline approaching for entries for Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award

By Editor
11th January 2022

Healthcare professionals who adapted inpatient diabetes care to meet the challenges posed by the pandemic will be recognised with the revamped Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award.

The focus of the 2022 award is: ‘The best interventions: Redesigning, rebuilding and maintaining safe inpatient diabetes care during COVID,’ with judges looking for applications 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.

The JBDS – IP competition, which is open to all UK health care professionals and is led by Dr Umesh Dashora and Diabetes Nurse Consultant Erwin Castro, was postponed last year due to the pressures on hospital teams during the pandemic.

Dr Dashora, Consultant Endocrinologist and Diabetologist at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, said: “Over the years Rowan Hillson Awards have discovered many excellent innovations and practices throughout the country. I am sure this award will identify excellent novel approaches for maintaining safe in-patient diabetes care during COVID times.”

Entries will be judged against predetermined criteria by an independent panel chaired by Rowan Hillson, with the winner presented with the award at the ABCD Spring meeting 2022. In addition, details of the winning entry will be published on the ABCD, Diabetes UK and DISN UK Group websites to share excellent practice.

The closing date for entries is February 28, 2022click here to view the entry form.

Please note this competition is only for projects undertaken during the COVID pandemic.

A team led by Newport-based consultant anaesthetist Dr David Burkett-St.Laurent, from the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, were the 2019 award winners. They were recognised for their cross specialty working group which re-designed the perioperative care pathway for surgical patients with diabetes. Their work led to significant improvements for staff and people with diabetes.

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