Teams prepare for Insulin Safety Week

Preparations are being made in hospitals across the UK for the rescheduled Insulin Safety Week 2020.

Originally, the annual campaign was scheduled to take place in May 2020, but due to the impact of COVID-19, the decision was made to postpone the campaign until September the same year.

However, in response to overwhelming calls from the clinical community and extensive consultation, organisers decided to bring it forward to July instead. Now, ISW 2020 will take place across the UK and Ireland July 6 to 12.

The campaign aims to raise awareness of insulin safety among healthcare professionals. Those who sign up will will receive a printed resource pack, including posters, balloons and t-shirts to bring the campaign to life. Access to an online resource pack containing graphics, templates and guidelines will also be made available.

In 2018, 343 sites took part in the first, nationally-organised Insulin Safety Week, building on interest generated by successful local campaigns across the country during 2017, including in Leicester, Hastings, Eastbourne and Southampton. Interest in the campaign increased in 2019, with 531 sites taking part.

This project has been funded by Sanofi who have had no input into any arrangements or content. It is organised by Orange Juice Communications. For more information and, or, to register, click here.

This year Trend Diabetes is supporting Insulin Safety Week 2020 this year through its Insulin Safety Campaign, providing a substantial amount of leaflets, crib cards and also an educational PowerPoint slide deck.