Return of the Celebrating DESMOND Awards
Steller efforts to continue vital support services for people with, and at risk of, type 2 diabetes during the pandemic will be recognised with the return of the Celebrating DESMOND Awards.
DESMOND, delivered by the Leicester Diabetes Centre (LDC), is a national education programme dedicated to providing support and self-management tools for those with, or at risk of, type 2 diabetes, and other long-term conditions.
The programme was recently described as “outstanding” by judges after winning a Diabetes Education Programme award at the 2021 Quality in Care Diabetes awards.
Now applications are being sought for the 2022 Celebrating DESMOND Awards, which will celebrate those who went above and beyond to continue delivering a five-star service.
LDC Implementation Manager Alison Northern said: “We are looking for DESMOND super stars – people and teams who have shown initiative, commitment and an unwavering determination to ensure that those with type 2 diabetes and those at risk of developing the condition, still received support at a time when it was most needed.
“We’re excited about the return of our popular awards ceremony and we’re looking forward to hearing what colleagues have been up to over the last year. We’re looking for self-nominations or nominations for others, so make sure you get your entry in soon!”
The categories are:
- The Deirdre McGowan Educator of the Year – Shows an outstanding commitment to the DESMOND philosophy and principles and makes a difference to the lives of people with or at risk of type 2 diabetes
- Team of the Year – Delivering high-quality education to people with or at risk of type 2 diabetes
- Innovation – Develops and tests new innovative ideas in their DESMOND service
- Impact – Can show a meaningful impact on the lives of people with or at risk of type 2 diabetes, and has quantitative as well as qualitative evaluation to quantify their impact
- Excellence – Tell us about how you/your colleague/s have gone above and beyond at some point in or throughout the last 24 months. How have you/they been exemplary in what they have done or achieved?
The judges are looking for imaginative applications, so submissions could be in video or audio format.
The closing date for applications is March 14, 2022, with the awards ceremony being held virtually in early June.