RAISING AWARENESS OF INSULIN SAFETY IN THE UK

Building on the tremendous success of Insulin Safety Week (ISW) in 2023, the campaign is returning with heightened emphasis and innovation in 2024. Insulin Safety Week 2024 is centered around the theme ‘Safe Use of Diabetes Technology’ and is set to resonate across the UK, intensifying efforts to diminish insulin errors within the healthcare profession.

The campaign’s primary objective remains the same: to raise awareness of insulin safety within the healthcare community. In 2024, with an expanded focus on the safe use of diabetes technology, the campaign seeks to address not only insulin administration but also the broader spectrum of advancements in diabetes care.

Scheduled from July 1 to 7, Insulin Safety Week 2024 will mirror the format of Hypo Awareness Week, fostering engagement and education.

Upon registration, participants will receive a comprehensive resource pack, comprising printed materials such as posters and t-shirts to animate their campaigns. Additionally, an online resource pack will be available, offering graphics, templates, and guidelines to facilitate a unified and impactful approach.

Insulin Safety Week Partners

Insulin Safety Week 2024 has been funded by Embecta, GlucoRx, Sanofi and Ypsomed which have had no input into any arrangements or content.

LATEST NEWS

Upcoming webinar to focus on hybrid closed loop technology in pregnancy

Diabetes healthcare professionals are invited to sign up for a hybrid closed loop and pregnancy webinar taking place next month during Insulin Safety Week 2024. The benefits and barriers to using hybrid closed loop insulin delivery during type 1 diabetes pregnancy will be discussed during the online event. Taking place on Thursday, May 16, between...
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Insulin Safety Week – Photo competition winners

We’re pleased to reveal University Hospital Southampton as winners of the Insulin Safety Week photo competition, #SnapYourStandISW, which we were proud to sponsor.  The UHS team created a display which was bright, eye-catching and packed full of useful information. Engaging with colleagues is crucial when it comes to spreading this important message about insulin safety,...
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Sanofi supports Insulin Safety Week with visit to University Hospital Southampton

Innovative ways to promote insulin safety across University Hospital Southampton were showcased during a special visit to mark a national diabetes campaign. Jessamy Baird, Country Lead and Head of General Medicines for Sanofi in the UK and Ireland, met with both the Trust’s CEO David French and Lead Inpatient Diabetes Specialist Nurse Paula Johnston on...
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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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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

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