Entries sought for 2023 Rowan Hillson award

Healthcare professionals are being invited to enter a national competition showcasing excellence in inpatient diabetes care.

The 2023 Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award is open and the theme for this year is ‘Best innovation to improve patient safety when discharging from hospital’.

Organised by the Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care (JBDS-IP), the project is being led by Dr Umesh Dashora.

The submissions will be judged against predetermined criteria, by an independent panel chaired by Rowan Hillson, and the winner will be presented with the prestigious annual Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award at the ABCD Spring meeting 2023.

The outcome of this initiative will be published on the ABCD, Diabetes UK and DISN UK Group websites to share excellent practice.

Dr Dashora, the National Lead for the Rowan Hillson Award, said: “The launch of the 2023 competition 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.”

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

The deadline is Tuesday, February 28, 2023.

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

To enter, click here to download the application form.

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