News By Month

Awards for Lancashire Care on World Diabetes Day

Posted on the 17th November 2016

On World Diabetes Day, Lancashire Care’s Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed (DESMOND) team has been earmarked as the winner of two national awards that recognise good practice and positive contributions to people with Type 2 diabetes.

The Trust’s DESMOND team won in the Innovation Award and Educator Award categories of the Celebrating DESMOND Annual Awards Programme, a national initiative that celebrates good practice in the delivery of DESMOND.

Christine Elwell, Diabetes Education Coordinator at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said:

“It is humbling to have won this award, something that highlights and underscores the great work that the Trust’s DESMOND team does in this area of health care. The judging panel recognised our entries as ones that showed ‘star quality’ and mentioned that they were impressed by our commitment to the DESMOND philosophy and principles.  They also recognised our commitment to helping people with Type 2 diabetes by going above and beyond in delivering the DESMOND programme.”

A judging panel comprising senior members of the DESMOND National Office were convened to pick the winners and runners up for each category of the awards. The categories of the awards include: Team of the Year, Educator of the Year, Patient of the Year, Innovation Award, and Excellence Award.

World Diabetes Day falls every year on 14 November and is a day when millions of people around the world come together to raise awareness of diabetes and what it’s really like to live with the condition. It’s a global campaign led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) with activity taking place around the world.

To find out more, contact DESMOND on 01772 777620 or email desmond@lancashirecare.nhs.uk. Alternatively, speak to your GP, practice nurse or health care professional. For general advice on any form of diabetes, call the Diabetes UK Helpline on 0345 123 2399 or visit www.diabetes.org.uk.