Hundreds take part in Insulin Safety Week 2020

A total of 415 hospitals across the UK took part in this year’s rescheduled Insulin Safety Week.

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. So ISW 2020 took place across the UK and Ireland from July 6 to 12.

The campaign was created to raise awareness of insulin safety among healthcare professionals. Those who signed up received a printed resource pack, which included posters, balloons and t-shirts which helped bring the campaign to life. Access to an online resource pack containing graphics, templates and guidelines was also 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 was funded by Sanofi who have had no input into any arrangements or content. It is organised by Orange Juice Communications.

This year Trend Diabetes supported ISW 2020 through its Insulin Safety Campaign, providing leaflets, crib cards and also an educational PowerPoint slide deck.