Good practice to be shared as part of Quality in Care Diabetes programme
A programme to recognise, reward and share good practise in diabetes management, education and patient care has been launched at the UK’s leading diabetes conference.
The fourth Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes programme, launched today at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2014 in Liverpool, is now open for entry to teams and individuals working within the field of diabetes.
The programme comprises both an awards event and subsequent dissemination opportunities, and has the endorsement, support and active participation of key stakeholders, including Sanofi, ABCD (Association of British Clinical Diabetologists), Diabetes UK, DRWF (Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation), PCDS (Primary Care Diabetes Society), TREND (Training Research and Education for Nurses in Diabetes) and YDEF (Young Diabetologists and Endocrinologists Forum).
Joint working and collaboration are key to the QiC Programme and entries are invited from the NHS, industry, private sector and patient organisations to be reviewed by a panel of judges made up of nurses, commissioners, clinicians, patient representatives and leading industry professionals.
QiC Diabetes has so far celebrated the achievements of more than 100 projects from NHS organisations across the UK in a variety of categories reflecting priorities in diabetes, and the Programme is expecting 2014 to be its biggest year yet.
Visit QiC Connect at http://www.qualityincare.org for case studies of initiatives from previous years, each of which is improving the quality of care for people with diabetes and recognising good health outcomes for patients.
Attendees at the Diabetes UK conference were able to hear from previous winners of QiC Diabetes, including Joanne Oliver who led the DAWN (Diabetes Appointments via webcam in Newham) project, which used digital technology to provide accessible and cost-effective diabetes care to hard-to-reach groups.
Simon O’Neill, Director of Clinical Intelligence and Professional Liaison, Diabetes UK said: “Diabetes UK is once again delighted to be able to collaborate on these important awards. They highlight and promote the exciting and innovative approaches that are being implemented around the UK to improve the care of people with diabetes.”
Dr Andrew Hockey, Diabetes Medical Director, Sanofi said: “The NHS and its partners should be proud that each day sees delivery of the very best in diabetes care. QiC provides the opportunity to recognise, share and celebrate this excellence, and I’m proud that Sanofi Diabetes is once again supporting the awards.”
Winners of the 2014 awards will be announced at a ceremony on Thursday October 16, 2014 at Sanofi’s headquarters in Guildford.
Entry details can be found at http://www.qualityincare.org/diabetes.