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Healthcare professionals taking part in this year’s Insulin Safety Week are being given exclusive access to attend an informative Trend Diabetes webinar. Entitled ‘Insulin safety through the years’, the virtual event will explore how technological advancements have improved the way insulin is administered to people living with diabetes. Additionally, the educational webinar will discuss the...
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The eagerly anticipated online resource pack which is key to making your Insulin Safety Week (ISW) a success has been unveiled. This year a bumper pack is being provided to participating sites to include a suite of resources, giving you direct access to digital animations, campaign posters and press release templates. ISW takes part between...
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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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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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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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Diabetes teams, based at Cheltenham General Hospital and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital are celebrating a triumphant year after winning a prestigious national award for raising awareness of a complication of the condition.  Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been presented with the Excellence Award for its management of a “significant campaign” during Insulin Safety Week, which...
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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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The dates for first-ever, national Insulin Safety Week have been announced. The campaign, being rolled out across the UK and Ireland, builds on interest generated by successful local campaigns across the country, including at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. It will take place from...
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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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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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