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Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care

The Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care (JBDS-IP) was created in 2008 to ‘deliver a set of diabetes inpatient guidelines and propose standards of care within secondary care organisations’. JBDS-IP is supported by Diabetes UK, the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) and the Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurse (DISN) UK Group. The core members of JBDS-IP are listed below, and all four nations represented. Twice yearly face to face meetings interspersed with teleconferences ensure regular contact between members.

The overall aim of JBDS-IP is to improve inpatient diabetes care throughout the UK. This is mainly through the development and use of high-quality evidence based guidelines, and through better inpatient care pathways.

Over the past year JBDS-IP has been working with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on inpatient diabetes care as a specific disease area for attention during an Acute Trust inspection. The care of people with diabetes in care homes has also been discussion with CQC, and this work is being led by Professor Alan Sinclair, Director of the Institute of Diabetes for Older People, to this effect. 

2014 saw the start of a JBDS-IP annual competitive award for inpatient insulin safety - ‘The Rowan Hillson Insulin Safety Award’. This year UK Trusts were invited to submit their insulin charts for a best in class competition. See the downloads section for the winning charts. 

Who’s who?

Professor Mike Sampson, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

JBDS IP Review Group

  • Dr Belinda Allan, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Dr Hamish Courtney, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
  • Dr Ketan Dhatariya, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Daniel Flanagan, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Dr Stella George, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
  • Dr Rob Gregory, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
  • June James, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
  • Tracy Kelly, Diabetes UK
  • Dr Rif Malik, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Colin Perry, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Dr Gerry Rayman, The Ipswich Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Dr Stuart Ritchie, NHS Lothian
  • Dr Aled Roberts, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
  • Professor Mike Sampson, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Maggie Sinclair-Hammersley, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Debbie Stanisstreet, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
  • Esther Walden, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust/Chair DISN UK Group
  • Dr Peter Winocour, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

If you would like more information on JBDS-IP or if you have any queries then please contact Christine Jones, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,christine.jones@nnuh.nhs.uk

Clinical guidelines

Nine guidelines have been produced by JBDS-IP to date, and all are available to download from Diabetes UK and ABCD. See theWhat we saysection for clinical guidelines

A SurveyMonkey of JBDS-IP guidelines undertaken at the end of 2012 revealed:

  • Guidelines have been actively distributed (>21,000 copies, excluding downloads).
  • 85-100% responding teams were aware of the guidelines.
  • >90% adoption in 118 UK Trusts for older guidelines, and around 50% for 2012 guidelines.
  • Rated highly in terms of patient safety, overall quality and clinical value.

Future guidelines planned include:

  • Discharge planning for people with diabetes.
  • Diabetes on the renal dialysis unit.
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