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April 29, 2014

QiC Programme promotes best practice in patient care


Sanofi is working in partnership with a range of healthcare stakeholders to promote best practice in UK diabetes education, management and patient care.

The company has worked with Quality in Care, or “QiC” Diabetes since its inception in 2011 and hosts the annual Awards ceremony at Sanofi’s Head Office in Guildford., as part of which it hosts the programme’s annual awards ceremony.

The innovative initiative sees Sanofi working alongside the Association for British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD), Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation (DRWF), Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurse (DISN) UK Group and Diabetes UK.

It also collaborates with the Primary Care Diabetes Society (PCDS), Training, Research and Education for Nurses in Diabetes (TREND UK), and Young Diabetologists and Endocrinologists Forum (YDEF).

Sanofi’s participation is part of its commitment, as a diabetes care company, to support patients and the NHS in dealing with a burdensome chronic condition that now affects some 3.2 million people in the UK.

Now in its fourth year, the Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes programme is run by PMGroup with the aim of bringing the NHS, patient groups and the pharmaceutical industry closer together to increase joint working in the pursuit of better patient outcomes and care.

To achieve this, QiC Diabetes recognises, rewards and shares good practice that can support the NHS in a practical way to improve standards of care by identifying and showcasing existing initiatives which are directly or indirectly improving patient care. It also then works to disseminate these more widely across the NHS, so that other areas can benefit from the expertise of those who have been rewarded.

The 2013, QiC Awards ceremony showcased almost 40 examples of excellence and innovation in diabetes care, including partnership projects, initiatives supporting a positive patient experience and equality of care in ‘hard to reach’ groups and improvement programmes for pregnancy and maternity.

New categories for 2014 include Best Digital Initiative, Best Dietary Management Initiative and Best CCG/LHB/Network Initiative.

To read more about this year’s categories and download an entry form visit the Quality in Care Diabetes website.

Entry deadline is Friday May 9 2014 and entering couldn’t be simpler, so don’t miss out on the chance to share and be rewarded for the good work you and your teams are doing throughout the NHS.

Find out more about how the Quality in Care Diabetes Programme is promoting best practice to healthcare professionals nationwide.


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