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Medway diabetes nurses win national award for ‘web work’

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Two diabetes nurses from North Kent are part of a team who have received a national award for their work in setting up an online forum supporting colleagues across the country.

Amanda Epps and Becky Watt, together with colleagues from other trusts, received the Diabetes Healthcare Professional of the Year prize at the Quality in Care Diabetes Programme Awards.

“The awards provide a great opportunity to recognise those who demonstrate quality in care for patients with diabetes”

Hubert Bland

The pair are inpatient diabetes nurses at Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham, which is run by Medway NHS Foundation NHS Trust.

They won the award for setting up the DSN (Diabetes Specialist Nurse) Forum, where specialists can share best practice to help patients with diabetes.

Starting as a Facebook page earlier this year, the DSN Forum has gone on to include a webpage, Twitter account and blogs, and now has over 900 diabetes specialist nurse members across the country.

It allows nurses to share best practice in all aspects of diabetes care and treatment, and also serves as an area to ask for advice and support from fellow specialists.

The Quality in Care Diabetes Awards, partnered with pharmaceutical company Sanofi UK, rewards and shares innovative quality in diabetes management, education and services for people with diabetes and their families.

Ms Epps and Ms Watt received the award at the ceremony in London together with colleagues Sarah Gregory, Bethany Kelly and Susan Mason.

Dr Hubert Bland, country medical chair and medical head diabetes and cardiovascular for Sanofi UK praised the winners of the award.

“The awards provide a great opportunity to recognise and value those individuals, teams, trusts and partnerships who demonstrate quality in care for their patients with diabetes,” he said.

He added: “This year we were especially keen to see evidence of quality improvement which aligns with current NHS priorities, and we look forward to seeing the winning programmes disseminated more widely for the ultimate benefit of people with diabetes and their families and carers.”

 

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