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National Recognition for Diabetes Team

The Leicestershire Diabetes Team wins National Recognition at the Quality in Care Awards 

Bernie with award


Bernie Stribling and the Research Team took Gold in the Best screening or early detection category for “Self assessment tool by University Hospitals of Leicester” The team developed a suite of tools for the detection of Type 2 diabetes in people who are at “high risk”. The self-assessment score (developed in collaboration with Diabetes UK) is the first questionnaire-based tool developed for use within a multi-ethnic UK population. Take the Test! 

Bernie Stribling and the Research Team took Silver in the Best Type 2 diabetes prevention category with the “Walking Away from Diabetes” project.


The clinical team took Silver in the “Community Initiative of the Year” category for the integrated community diabetes service (ICDS) by UHL and Bronze for the “Best Integrated Care” initiative.  Leicester has a multicultural population with a high incidence of diabetes. NHS Leicester City sought to provide quality diabetes care closer to home to meet the needs of different communities and address health inequalities. Following a tender process, the University of Leicester Hospitals Trust working with the PCT developed ICDS. By providing integrated care using self-management principles they increased the capability of primary care to deliver intermediate care and reduce hypoglycaemia admissions. Patient satisfaction scores and confidence also improved.

June James collects award for ICDS

The e- learning module “Safe use of Insulin” took Silver in the “Best Safe Care of Patients initiative” and following a review of entries submitted in all QiC diabetes categories, the judges selected a shortlist of those initiatives and programmes that demonstrated outstanding innovation. The module took Bronze in this award. This module has merited a piece in the RCN Bulletin with Helen Atkins and June James representing the Trust. The Safe Use of Insulin Module The total number of course registrations is now 69856 and  47403 courses have been completed to date. The Safe use of Intravenous Insulin Infusions The total number of registrationsto date as 3942 2049 courses have been completed. See the QIC website for more details.


The clinical team were runners up in the HSJ Patient Safety Award for the work on the national e- learning module “Safe use of Insulin”


Updated at 2012-03-06 14:57:56 by Shehnaz Jamal