I have really enjoyed educating patients, healthcare professionals and the public about diabetes throughout my career so far. To have my contribution formally acknowledged by receiving this Outstanding Educator award from the Quality in Care programme is truly humbling. I will continue to build on the diabetes education focus that my team and I have developed over the last few years.
Mayank Patel, Consultant in Diabetes University Hospital Southampton, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer (University of Southampton) and winner of Outstanding Educator at QiC Diabetes 2015,
Diabetes UK is once again delighted to be able to collaborate on these important awards. They highlight and promote the exciting and innovative approaches that are being implemented around the UK to improve the care of people with diabetes.
Simon O’Neill, Director of Health Intelligence and Professional Liaison, Diabetes UK
QiC Diabetes provides a great opportunity to celebrate, and learn from, new ways of working to drive up quality of care. I’m impressed and inspired by the class and breadth of the award winners and finalists. It shows how many of those involved in the day-to-day care of people with diabetes go the extra mile to make meaningful improvements which empower people to self-manage their condition.
Jonathan Valabhji, National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes, NHS England
Sanofi is pleased to support the QiC Programme in 2019 and to recognise those individuals, teams, Trusts and partnerships who demonstrate quality in care for people living with diabetes. We’re keen to see evidence of quality improvement which aligns with current NHS priorities. These include reducing variation in access and quality of care to minimise risk of complications, improving achievement of NICE treatment targets, expanding provision of structured education including digital self-management tools and ensuring hospitals provide access to multidisciplinary teams to improve recovery, reduce length of stays and future admission rates.
Professor Mike Baxter, Diabetes Therapy Lead, Sanofi Medical