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Diabetes nurse organisation releases insulin safety leaflet

A leading diabetes specialist nurse organisation has published an insulin safety leaflet.

TREND-UK has released a patient booklet entitled Keeping Safe with Insulin Therapy because “insulin management and prescribing errors are very common and can lead to patient harm”. To read more, click here.

Rowan Hillson award winners announced

The winners of the 2016 Rowan Hillson Insulin Safety Award have been announced.

Out of 19 submissions, the independent panel chose two joint winners, Dr Suma Sugunendran, who is an endocrinology and diabetes consultant, on behalf of the Insulin Safety Group at Royal Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and lead pharmacist of diabetes and endocrinology Sallianne Kavanagh, from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. To read more, click here

Diabetes Times launches free e-learning suite

A new suite of free e-learning modules for healthcare professionals working in diabetes care has been launched by The Diabetes Times.

The first module, which has been unveiled, is about diabetic foot care and was developed by the Integrated Diabetic Footcare Faculty (IDFF), which is a voluntary group of healthcare professionals from the south west. To read more, click here

New chairman announced for Association of British Clinical Diabetologists

The national group which represents diabetes consultants in the UK has announced its new chairman.

Dr Dinesh Nagi, who is currently the general secretary of the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD), will take over from Dr Rob Gregory in May. To read more, click here

South West footcare initiative scoops top NHS award

A diabetes footcare initiative in Exeter has won a top NHS award for lowering amputation rates below the national average.

The Integrated Diabetic Footcare Faculty (IDFF), which was set up in 2012, scooped the NHS Health Education England Innovation Champion Star Award in March. To read more, click here.

Birmingham team receives ‘overwhelming support’ for diabetes roadshow

A Birmingham healthcare team has unveiled how its diabetes roadshow was met with “overwhelming support” by colleagues and helped raise awareness in a local hospital.

Senior charge nurse Stephen Groves and diabetes educator Martha Stewart from the Queen Elizabeth hospital, which is part of University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB), decided they wanted to organise an event which would increase knowledge and skill among staff in relation to diabetes care. To read more, click here

Schools urged to show type 1 diabetes cartoon

Secondary schools around the UK are being encouraged to show a cartoon about type 1 diabetes during Diabetes Week in June. To read more, click here