Thank your ‘diabetes heroes’ in upcoming QiC awards 2021

By Editor
2nd August 2021
Case studies, Good practice

The diabetes community in the UK is being encouraged to nominate exceptional individuals who have improved the quality of life of people living with the condition for the forthcoming Quality in Care diabetes awards.

Inspirational individuals who worked in diabetes care during the COVID-19 pandemic will be nationally recognised during the annual awards ceremony on Thursday, October 14.

Nominations for outstanding diabetes educators are also being sought.

Additionally, the awards also give people a chance to reward non-professional support workers who have gone above and beyond for those living with diabetes during the pandemic.

The QiC awards have been recognising, rewarding and sharing initiatives that improve the quality of life for people living with diabetes since 2011.

Nomination categories include: Outstanding Educator in Diabetes, Diabetes Professional of the Year and The People’s Award.

The Outstanding Educator in Diabetes award will be presented to somebody who has delivered excellent education in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in a specialist or community setting. The winner of this award will be regarded as a champion for education in their specialist field and have a clear patient focus.

Individuals who raised their standards of care in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will be in with a chance of winning the Diabetes Professional of the Year. To win the award, positive change in practice during 2020 must be evident.

The People’s Award is supported by Diabetes UK and will recognise someone very special who has supported or cared for someone with diabetes during the pandemic. This award will be presented to someone who is not a healthcare professional, but is a carer, volunteer, loved one or an individual with diabetes themselves.

Nomination entries will close on Friday, September 3 in preparation for the judging to take place on Tuesday, September 7.

To submit a nomination, click here.

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