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Rowan Hillson Awards

Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award 2023

We are inviting colleagues to submit entries which will be for:

Best innovation to improve patient safety when discharging from hospital

This JBDS – IP project is being led by Dr Umesh Dashora. The submissions will be judged against predetermined criteria, by an independent panel chaired by Rowan Hillson, and the winner will be presented with the prestigious annual Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award at the ABCD Spring meeting 2023.  The outcome of this initiative will be published on the ABCD, Diabetes UK and DISN UK Group websites to share excellent practice.

Competitive applications are likely to be those that show hard evidence of benefit, that are translatable to other Trusts, are costed, are relatively simple and sustainable, and which have been commissioned or supported by an Acute Trust. This is currently closed to applications.

2022 The best interventions: Redesigning, rebuilding, and maintaining safe inpatient diabetes care during COVID

Winner: Dr Punith Kempegowda on behalf of the DEKODE team, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Highly Commended: Dr Adrian Li, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

2019 Best Perioperative Pathway for People with Diabetes

Winner: Dr David Burckett-St.Laurent, Consultant anaesthetist, Aneurin Bevin University Health Board

  1. Pre-operative Assessment Clinic
    1. 1a POSTER Pre-assessment plan job allocation
    2. 1b STICKERS Pre-assessment
    3. 1c REFERRAL Pre-operative Optimisation of Diabetes Clinic
    4. 1d Perioperative Diabetes Plans
  2. Cards and Posters for ward
    1. 2a CARD Peri-op quick reference card
    2. 2b POSTER Simplified practice and foot safety
  3. Charts for use on wards
    1. CHART Critical Care VRIII
    2. CHART Drug Management (NBM Procedures and Surg)
    3. CHART OBS VRIII (template)
    4. CHART Universal VRIII (Surg and Med)
  4. Service Evaluation and Audit
    1. 4a AUDIT Endocrine Led Peri-operative Optimisation of Diabetes clinic
      1. 4a1 DATA Referral to Endocine led Pre-operative Optimisation of Diabetes Clinic
    2. 4b SERVICE EVALUATION of Peri-operative Diabetes Care
      1. 4b1 DATA Peri-operative Diabetes Plans completed 4-18 to 4-19
      2. 4b2 DATA Pre-operative Optimisation of Diabetes referrals 15-1-20 to 6-3-18

Runner-up: Dr Nicola Leech, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

2018 Best Inpatient Educational Programme for Health Care Professionals

Winner: Dr Kath Higgins, Consultant in Diabetes Care, Clinical Lead for Inpatient Diabetes Care, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

2017 Improving Inpatient Diabetes Safety: Best Digital Initiative

Winner: Dr Stuart Ritchie, Consultant Physician, Western General Hospital, NHS Lothian

2016 Best joint pharmacy and diabetes team initiative to improve insulin and prescribing safety in hospital

Winners (2):

Dr Suma Sugunendran, Consultant Endocrinology and Diabetes and colleagues, Royal Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sallianne Kavanagh, Health Education Leadership Fellow and colleagues: Safer Diabetes / Lead Clinical Pharmacist-diabetes,Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS FT

2015 Best UK Inpatient Hypoglycaemia Avoidance Initiative

Winner: Dr Gerry Rayman, Dr  Rajesh Rajendran, Christopher Kelly, Sarah Barker, Rachael Round, Anne Scott and the DICE Team, The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

2014 Best in class’ insulin prescription chart

Winner: Dr Jenny Clayton, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust