Examples of good practice in diabetes care and commissioning to help you drive improvement
Find out how the team at East Kent Hospitals spread the word about Insulin Safety week
Sarah Gregory and her team at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust encouraged staff on wards to have a conversation about insulin safety in return for a cup of tea or coffee from her Insulin safeTEA trolley.
They received great feedback, engaged 115 staff, reiterated the Six Steps to insulin safety and the tea trolley was pushed by their own Deputy Chief Executive! Even the post lady was spreading the message. It was such a big success that the ‘Think Glucose’ board went up in 24 hours.
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Small changes, big difference, University of Leeds and The Health Foundation
Small changes to health services can make a big difference to the lives of people living with a learning disability. Watch this short video developed by The Health Foundation and the University of Leeds to understand how.
For more information on how to make reasonable adjustments check out our resources in our learning disabilities section.
Good Practice Archive
- Diabetes Specialist team and Community Nurses (CNs) working in partnership – How the creation of a ‘Virtual Ward’ led to improved patient outcomes and saved nursing time in North East Essex (PDF, 225KB)
- Identifying people with diabetes on entry to hospital (PDF, 228KB)
- Top tips for talking to people with a learning disability about diabetes (PDF, 19.5MB)
- Don’t Risk It For A Biscuit - A simple way of reducing nocturnal hypoglycaemia on renal wards at Hammersmith Hospital (PDF, 540 KB)
- Tayside's DOT.dig garden workshop - reimagining children's diabetes outpatient care (PDF, 15 MB)
- Find out how you can empower inpatients with diabetes with the University Hospital Southampton's insulin self-administration tool.
- Use the short PocketMedic video to help you prevent hypos in hospital.Find out how you can empower inpatients with diabetes with the University Hospital.