This project has been funded by Sanofi who have had no input into any arrangements or content.
This project has been funded by Sanofi who have had no input into any arrangements or content.



Following a phenomenally successful, Insulin Safety Week (ISW) 2019, the campaign is back. Insulin Safety Week 2020 will take place across the UK and Ireland, raising awareness in a bid to reduce insulin errors among healthcare professionals.

The campaign aims to raise awareness of insulin safety among healthcare professionals. It will take place from July 6 to 12 and follow the same format as Hypo Awareness Week. Register and you will also receive a printed resource pack, including posters, balloons and t-shirts to bring your campaign to life as well as an online resource pack containing graphics, templates and guidelines.

A total of 343 sites took part in the inaugural, nationally-organised ISW last year, which built on interest generated by successful local campaigns across the country, including in Leicester, Hastings, Eastbourne and Southampton. Interest in the campaign increased in 2019, with 531 sites taking part.

This project has been funded by Sanofi who have had no input into any arrangements or content.

This year Trend Diabetes is supporting Insulin Safety Week 2020 this year through its Insulin Safety Campaign, providing a substantial amount of leaflets, crib cards and also an educational PowerPoint slide deck.

Images from around the country capturing the inaugural, national campaign

Insulin Safety Week 2018 and 2019 in pictures

Local Insulin Safety Week campaigns staged in 2017

The history

Training introduced at East Sussex hospitals as part of Insulin Safety Week

A hospital trust has staged a week-long campaign to improve insulin safety. East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust staged Insulin Safety Week from Monday, April 24, to Sunday, April 30. It was organised to reduce the number of serious incidents relating to the drug, with 46 per cent of patients treated with insulin in hospitals nationally...
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Leicester’s Insulin campaign gets safety message across

An Insulin Safety Week staged in Leicester in June 2017 reached more than 1,000 staff members. Leicester’s Hospitals have been staging Insulin Safety Week this week in a bid to educate nurses, doctors and other healthcare staff about insulin and the need to understand the drug and use it safely. Members of the diabetes team...
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Southampton uses Insulin Safety Week to launch flowchart

Southampton General Hospital stage an Insulin Safety Week in November 2017 campaign to launch a new assessment tool for the self administration of the drug. University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is running an Insulin Safety Week from Monday, November 13, to Friday, November, 17. The diabetes team has used the opportunity to roll out the self-administration...
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Spreading good practice


Innovative approach scoops top prize

Hitting the high notes

A rendition of a Dua Lipa song by a Hull diabetes consultant with new words conveying the message of insulin safety has won a prestigious national award. The Inpatients Diabetes Team at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust came up with its own version of the hit-song ‘New Rules’ named ‘Insulin Rules’ during Insulin...
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Organisations supporting this year's Insulin Safety Week