A national awareness week that aims to reduce the number of insulin errors made by healthcare professionals returned last week.
A total of 425 sites across the UK and Ireland participated in the annual event, which aims to raise awareness of insulin safety in hospitals and other care settings.
This year, Insulin Safety Week took place between Monday, May 2, and Sunday, May 8.
More than 300 of the registered sites received a printed pack, which included posters, balloons, t-shirts and stickers.
Meanwhile, all of the sites had access to an online resource pack, which contained a press release template, suggested social media posts and a campaign poster.
The online resource pack also included an:
- Email signature
- Digital animation
- Campaign tips
- CDEP e-learning poster
- Social media graphics
- Electronic Handbook for adult inpatient diabetes care
- Trend Diabetes insulin safety crib card
- Time in Range cards
- Insufficient glycemic control video.
The sites also had exclusive access to a Trend Diabetes lunchtime webinar on the evolution of insulin safety.
In addition, the registered healthcare teams could access Trend Diabetes’ Getting it Right e-learning module and EDEN resources during the week.
Registered sites are now being encouraged to apply for the Insulin Safety Week Excellence Awards, which celebrates, recognises and rewards the ‘above and beyond’ efforts that were made during the campaign.
This year, the entries will be judged by representatives from Sanofi, including Becky Reeve, Professional Relations Lead & Acting Head of Customer Engagement, and Dr Amar Puttanna, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology and National Advisor for NHS Engagement General Medicines UK and Ireland.
The awards will be part of the QiC Diabetes awards programme, with the winner due to be announced at the awards ceremony, which will take place this autumn.
To submit an application, please email Emily.email@example.com with the following information:
- Name of trust/organisation
- A 250-word summary
- Supplementary information (optional)
- Pictures (if available).
The deadline for entering this year’s Excellence Award is 12pm on Friday, May 27.
This project has been funded by Sanofi who have had no input into any arrangements or content.