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Vote for your diabetes hero

By Editor
9th August 2016
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People have until the end of the month to select their diabetes heroes in the prestigious Quality in Diabetes Care (QiC) awards.

Voting closes for the Diabetes Healthcare Professional of the Year, Outstanding Educator in Diabetes and the QiC Diabetes People’s Award on Wednesday, August 31.

Winners of each category will be announced at the presentation at Sanofi’s headquarters in Guildford on Thursday, October 13.

Finalists were determined by an open nomination process as the awards aim to recognise, reward and share innovative practice in diabetes management, education and services.

You can vote for your diabetes heroes on the QiC website here.

Diabetes Healthcare Professional of the Year Outstanding Educator in Diabetes QiC Diabetes People’s Award
Helen Church Karen Ross Lis Warren
Dr Lipscomb Kerry Camara Angelina Whitmarsh
Alison Cox Inpatient Diabetes Specialist Nurse Team – East Kent Hospitals University Trust Kev Winchcombe
Emma Birbeck Dr Sam Rice Keith Roberts
Dr Charles Bodmer Peter and Tina Allton Jen Guy
Dr Parijat De Emma Birbeck Carol Westcott and Jayne Mayes – Derbyshire Hospitals
Peter Winocour Sister Jagjit Kaur Kelly Carden
Dr Roy Harper Tracey Porteous Monica Hsueh
Sharon Lee Nightscout UK Faculty
Iris Board

The Diabetes Healthcare Professional of the Year award is a new category, which recognises those who have succeeded in raising standards of care over and above their day-to-day role.

Nominees must have initiated and led changes in practice last year, demonstrating positive outcomes in care and clear benefits for diabetes service users and/or their families and carers.

Supported by the Primary Care Diabetes Society (PCDS), the Outstanding Educator award will be presented to an individual who delivers excellence in education.

This can be through developing innovative teaching tools or courses, providing mentorship for other educators or delivering and promoting externally developed training.

The People’s Award 2016 is supported by Diabetes UK and aims to recognise someone special who cares for, or has cared for, people with diabetes.

It is the only award in the QiC Diabetes programme not open to a healthcare professional. Instead, the judges are looking for an individual such as a carer, volunteer, a person with diabetes, who has made a real difference to the lives of children, young people and adults with diabetes and their families.

There are 3.9 million people in the UK diagnosed with diabetes and an estimated 590,000 people who have the condition but do not know it.

Its chronic nature means it is an increasing social and economic burden in the country and better, more efficient methods of care are necessary.

Anyone working in the diabetes field can submit a nomination providing the initiative or programme relates to diabetes.

The programme is partnered by Sanofi and supported by the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD)Children and Young People’s Diabetes Network, the Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurse (DISN) UK GroupDiabetes Research & Wellness Foundation (DRWF)Diabetes UKPrimary Care Diabetes Society (PCDS)Training Research and Education for Nurses in Diabetes (TREND), UK Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA) and the Young Diabetologists and Endocrinologists’ Forum (YDEF).

Sanofi said judges are “keen to review a wide spectrum of entries and recognise the innovative practice that we know is out there”.

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