Diabetes team wins second national award

Hinchingbrooke Diabetes team wins second national award

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The Diabetes Team, based at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, has won its second national award this year. The team, which is part of North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, has been Highly Commended in the 2018 Hypo Awareness Excellence category, which is part of the Quality in Care Diabetes awards programme.

Earlier this year the dedicated team came second in the ‘Insulin Safety Week’ awards, beating over 400 other entries. Insulin Safety Week aims to reduce insulin errors amongst healthcare professionals.

The talented team members are no strangers to achieving success; this is their fifth win since 2015 and they were up against 475 other candidates, nationally in the Quality In Care Awards. Their dedication has been recognised consistently since they were first highly commended in 2015 which was followed by first place in 2016 and second place in 2017.

Sue Sequenza, Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse, said: “Our Diabetes team always delivers 100% during the awareness weeks.  The team members feel very strongly about educating other healthcare professionals about hypoglycaemia and they work hard to put together interesting and interactive displays for staff to come and visit.

“We are incredibly proud to have won the Hypo Awareness Award. The team are over the moon, especially after coming second in the Insulin Safety Awards earlier this year.”

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