Following a phenomenally successful, Insulin Safety Week (ISW) 2023, the campaign is back. Insulin Safety Week 2024 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 13 to 19 and follow the same format as Hypo Awareness Week. Register and you will receive a printed resource pack, including posters 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. In 2022, 425 sites participated and a further 529 sites participated in 2023.


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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Insulin safety at forefront of national campaign

More than 500 diabetes teams from across the UK and Ireland are currently taking part in Insulin Safety Week (ISW) 2023. Taking place from Monday, May 15, and Sunday, May 21, they are promoting the message of insulin safety as part of the annual awareness week. A total of 523 sites, mainly hospitals, are participating...
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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