Diabetes Healthcare Professional of the Year

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Winner

Dr Parijat De

Within a span of 1 year as Clinical Lead, Dr De has brought about numerous changes both within the diabetes team and the way diabetes patients are managed in the hospital.

He has led the in-patient diabetes team, as a THINK GLUCOSE lead and champion, focusing particularly on patient safety and safe use of insulin, through numerous simple innovations (new pathways, email alerts, error notifications), improving education of nurses/junior doctors and multi-disciplinary working in delivering safe and effective diabetes care within the hospital as evidenced by positive audit results and surveys.

Results/outcomes achievement:

1. A new stand-alone insulin prescription chart has reduced insulin incidents from 60 to 37
2. A new, abbreviated DKA protocol and DKA App launched has shown increased uptake and better satisfaction from junior doctors & reduction in LOS as a result by 3.2 days
3. 74 staff have already completed the mandatory new steps to insulin safety online module
4. Daily hypoglycemia email alert introduced to target & educate problem wards and individuals
5. A new monthly junior doctor insulin prescription error alert has reduced errors from 19 to 8 in 6 months.


  • KEY DATES
  • Closed for entry
  • Nomination deadline:
    Friday 28 July
  • Judging day: Tuesday 18 July
  • Finalists notification: Tuesday 1 August – Friday 4 August
  • Awards presentation:
    Thursday 12 October at Sanofi UK & Ireland headquarters in Guildford, Surrey
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