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NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG and Partners wins at a prestigious national diabetes awards

Surrey, UK, 18 October, 2018: NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG and Partners initiative “Blood Glucose Monitoring – A Collaborative Approach to Updating the Formulary” was a winner at a prestigious national diabetes awards.

The initiative triumphed in the Diabetes Collaboration Initiative of the Year Adult category at the 2018 Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes Awards, which were held on Thursday 18 October at the UK headquarters of Sanofi.

This award recognises outstanding collaborative projects that demonstrate working with internal and external stakeholders to achieve a common goal, ie initiatives created and implemented by multi-organisational partnership: for example, work carried out by teams comprising NHS, charities social care etc. that significantly contribute to self-management, avoidance of complications and treatment of diabetes.

Judges' comments:

"The judges were so impressed with the team’s collaborative approach that they believe this submission should be used as a gold standard in this category. The time frame for the work was brave and the project was executed brilliantly. While the judges understand that the project isn’t a new approach, they would like to commend the phenomenal amount of work that was undertaken in order to make this project a success. The judges particularly enjoyed that the team also thought about younger patients."

Dr Hubert Bland, Country Medical Chair and Medical Head Diabetes and Cardiovascular, Sanofi UK, said: 

"Sanofi UK is committed to improving the care for people with diabetes and we are proud to support Quality in Care Diabetes again in 2018. It provides a great opportunity to recognise and value those individuals, teams, Trusts and partnerships who demonstrate quality in care for their patients with diabetes. This year we were especially keen to see evidence of quality improvement which aligns with current NHS priorities and we look forward to seeing the winning programmes disseminated more widely for the ultimate benefit of people with diabetes and their families/carers.”