Following a phenomenally successful, Insulin Safety Week (ISW) 2020, the campaign is back. Insulin Safety Week 2021 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 17 to 23 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.
This project has been funded by Sanofi who have had no input into any arrangements or content.
This year Trend Diabetes supported Insulin Safety Week 2020 through its Insulin Safety Campaign, providing a substantial amount of leaflets, crib cards and also an educational PowerPoint slide deck.