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) 2021, the campaign is back. Insulin Safety Week 2022 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 May 2 to 8 and follow the same format as Hypo Awareness Week. Register and you will 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 in 2018. The national campaign 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 participating. The campaign was delayed in 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, but still went ahead, this time in July, with the demand for insulin safety still vitally important, with 415 sites taking part. The campaign went back to its usual month in 2021 with 516 sites taking part. 

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

Images from around the country capturing the inaugural, national campaign

Insulin Safety Week in pictures


North West NHS Trust team receives national award for diabetes campaign

The St Helens and Knowsley Diabetes Team has won the prominent award for raising awareness of insulin safety. The year 2021 marks 100 years of insulin, which is a hormone produced in the pancreas to assist your body when using glucose for energy. Sometimes, people with diabetes are unable to produce their own insulin or...
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Two months to go to ISW 2021

Firstly, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your dedicated hard work during this particularly challenging time. We are delighted to announce that Insulin Safety Week is back! A total of 415 sites took part in the nationally-organised ISW last year. It is a phenomenal amount considering how pressurised you...
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Save the date for ISW 2021

As lockdown measures continue we have spent a lot of time considering whether Insulin Safety Week will be able to take place this year. We understand how pressurised all NHS staff are at the moment as they continue battling the latest COVID-19 wave. But, due to the R rates starting to come down and the...
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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