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Examples of good practice in diabetes care and commissioning to help you drive improvement

September 2018

  • A whole systems approach to improving safety in hospital for people with diabetes

    Dr Parijat De, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust discusses how a collective strategy can improve inpatient care.

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  • Engaging and educational games to use for Hypo Awareness week (24th – 30th September 2018)

    Struggling to shine a spotlight on hypos? Thinking of how to engage your colleagues during Insulin Safety Week? Then take some inspiration from Sarah Gregory at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust. Last year, she reached all wards at The Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital by developing the below games  to engage and educate staff. These included:

    • Bite-size 10 minute teaching on the wards using ‘Hypo Snap’ (PDF, 302KB) – a game developed by Sarah Gregory using graphics from the Diabetes UK support tools

    • More than 60 staff attended a ‘main event’ in their Quality Improvement Hub at QEQM to play ‘Hypo Snakes and Ladders’ (PDF, 11,607KB)  – developed again by Sarah.
    • A Hypo Quiz was developed to highlight the risks of hypos to inpatients, the medication that can cause hypos and how to choose the right treatments.
    • They also had a ‘Hypo Heroes’ award – which was presented to the ward who engaged the most during the course of the week.


They received great feedback and it was such a big success that was nominated for a QiC award and came second.

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  • 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.


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