Inpatient diabetes care under the spotlight with award launch

This year’s Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award has been launched, with the theme ‘Best innovation to improve patient safety when discharging from hospital’.

The annual award, which is organised by the Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care (JBDS-IP), is now open for submissions.

Judges want to hear about examples of best practice when it comes to delivering excellent inpatient diabetes care.

Dr Umesh Dashora, the National Lead for the Rowan Hillson Award, said: “The launch of this year’s award follows the success of previous rounds of the Rowan Hillson Award competition, which highlighted innovations in prescription charts, hypoglycaemia reduction methods, pharmacy interventions, digital initiatives, education techniques, perioperative pathways and maintaining safety during COVID-19.

“This will invite unique practices from different Trusts to maintain patient safety when vulnerable young people or frail people are being discharged from hospital with appropriate support structures.

“We can then share these with other Trusts to adapt and adopt to improve patient safety everywhere.”

The deadline for entries is Tuesday, February 28, 2023. The submissions will be judged against predetermined criteria by an independent panel chaired by Rowan Hillson.

The winner will be presented with the Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award at the ABCD Spring meeting in 2023.

Details will be published on the ABCD, Diabetes UK and DISN UK Group websites to share excellent practice.

The 2022 winner of the Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award was Dr Punith Kempegoda, from DEKODE and the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, who created a cloud-based DKA management monitoring system.

To enter, click here

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