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Diabetes team based at Stamford Hospital and Peterborough City Hospital are recognised during Insulin Safety Week for awareness work




Diabetes teams, based at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Peterborough City Hospital and Stamford Hospital, are celebrating a triumphant year after winning a national award for raising awareness of a complication of the condition.

North West Anglia NHS Trust was presented with the excellence award for its management of a “significant campaign” during Insulin Safety Week, which is staged to recognise initiatives that improve the quality of life for people living with diabetes.

Diabetes teams at the three sites, which are all part of North West Anglia NHS Trust, carried out a range of activities and introduced new insulin prescription charts, distributed a ‘Diabetes and Insulin’ pocket guide to more than 800 staff and manned an insulin safety station, to scoop the prestigious national award at the Quality in Care Diabetes Awards.

The North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust has received an award for raising awareness of the complications of diabetes
The North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust has received an award for raising awareness of the complications of diabetes

Debbie Barnett, diabetes specialist care technician at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, said: “We continuously strive to ensure our patients receive the right care, first time, every time. It’s great that our campaign was so well received and it makes the extra work and organisation to make it happen so worth it.

“Above all though, our patients are at the heart of what we do and if our work helps to keep them safe then we are a happy team.”

Judges praised the trust’s approach to spreading the Insulin Safety Week message particularly the timeline depicting the history of insulin, and a manned insulin safety station at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

A mobile photo booth was taken to every ward and department and staff completed postcard pledges which will be posted back to them in six weeks as a reminder of the pledges they made.

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