Derby Inpatient Improvement Project (DIPS)


In both 2012 and 2013, the National Inpatient Diabetes Audit (NaDIA) showed the Trust had higher numbers of medication, prescription, management and insulin errors than the national average. In response the Derby Insulin Safety Group (ISG) comprising a senior diabetes inpatient specialist nurse (DISN), a pharmacist, head of patient safety, quality and improvement and a consultant diabetologist was formed. The Group made change at multiple levels to improve the standards of all aspects of diabetes care in the hospitals.

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QiC Diabetes Commended 2017
Patient Care Pathway – Adults
Derby Inpatient Improvement Project (DIPS)
by Derby Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Dr Suma Sugunendran

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Derby Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Quality In Care Diabetes

  • 2020 KEY DATES
  • Open for entry: Wednesday 18 March 2020
  • Entry deadline: Monday 20 July 2020
  • Judging day: Thursday 10 September 2020
  • Awards ceremony: Thursday 15 October 2020
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