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Awards recognise leading diabetes care in UK

QiC Diabetes celebrates work of NHS teams and individuals

QiC Diabetes 2014 Diabetes Modernisation Initiative 

The Diabetes Modernisation Initiative won two awards for its work in South London 

Teams and individuals working in diabetes care in the UK were last night recognised at the fourth Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes awards.

As with the previous three QiC Diabetes award evenings the event took place at the Guildford, Surrey headquarters of awards partner Sanofi and recognised leading practice in diabetes management, education and patient care from across the country.

Successful teams included the Diabetes Modernisation Initiative, which won two awards - Best cross-organisational partnership and Best CCG/LHB/network initiative - for its work with NHS partners in Lambeth and Southwark to improve diabetes care in South London. 

Judges commented: "This is an outstanding example of an easily replicable service that is delivering exceptional results.”

Elsewhere the children and young people's diabetes service and the communications unit at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust won Best initiative supporting self-care for its information and advice website for young people with diabetes.

Best digital initiative was won by John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, for its smartphone app for women with gestational diabetes and Best improvement programme for children and young people went to Calderdale and Huddersfield Paediatric Diabetes Team for a DVD to help schools manage students with type 1 diabetes.

In the individual categories the People's Award - an award to recognise a non-healthcare professional who goes above and beyond the call of duty in their support for people with diabetes – went to endurance athlete Roddy Riddle.

Riddle, who has type 1 diabetes, has completed a 231.5km marathon across the Sahara Desert among his many feats and is proof that living with diabetes does not stop you in achieving your goals.

The Outstanding educator of the year prize went to Anne Phillips, a diabetes specialist nurse who has dedicated her career to educating fellow healthcare professionals on diabetes.

QiC Diabetes 2014 anne phillips

Anne Phillips receives her award from Jonathan Valabhji, national clinical director for obesity and diabetes 

QiC Diabetes is partnered by Sanofi and supported by several diabetes organisations including the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD), the Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurse (DISN) UK Group, Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation (DRWF), Diabetes UK, Primary Care Diabetes Society (PCDS), Training Research and Education for Nurses in Diabetes (TREND) and the Young Diabetologists and Endocrinologists' Forum (YDEF).

Quality in Care is a series of programmes aimed at recognising quality and productivity in key therapy areas. Other QiC programmes include QiC Oncology, QiC Anticoagulation and QiC Hepatitis C.

16th October 2014

From: Healthcare

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