Diabetes team scoop national award

14th Nov 2018

The diabetes team at a West Midlands NHS Trust are celebrating double success at a prestigious national awards ceremony.

Clinicians from Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust were recognised for their initiative in improving the management of patients with both diabetes and dementia (DIADEM) ­­­- winning the Patient Care Pathway, Generic or Specialist Adult category at the Quality in Care Diabetes Awards.

Meanwhile a second initiative from the organisation, which developed the patient-centred collaborative diabetes model (DICE), was commended in the same category.

The winning initiative involved a review of patients with diabetes and dementia and improving the way their medication was managed.

Dr Parijat De, Consultant in Diabetes and Clinical Lead in Diabetes and Endocrinology, said: “We are very proud to have received this award and been highly commended for the DiCE initiative. It reflects the hard work that we have been carrying out within the Trust.”

 Judges said of the DIADEM initiative: “It is a great, innovative idea, with good identification of the stakeholders involved. It is sustainable and has strong dissemination. It is fantastic to have a specific team for this group of patients and this lovely project is ahead of its time.”

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