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Diabetes care in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire

Diabetes Sans Frontières nominated for three more Awards

Berkshire West’s Diabetes Sans Frontières (DSF) has been awarded second prize in the Sanofi Quality in Care Diabetes Award, while also being nominated as a finalist for another two awards.
Sanofi Quality in Care Diabetes Award
Dr Ian Gallen, Community Diabetes Specialist at RBHFT, explains how DSF is an excellent candidate, ‘Our project set out to enable people with diabetes in Berkshire West to live healthier lives by improving outcomes and reducing complications. We achieved this by creating an environment where patients are informed and engaged with equally informed and motivated Health Care Professionals.’
The Thames Valley and Wessex Leadership Recognition Awards
Rod Smith, Chair of North and West Reading Clinical Commissioning Group, commented, ‘Often, projects can have patient information held in a number of ‘silos’, causing problems when multiple organisations need to access it. DSF established liaison between staff providing care for diabetes across several organisations in order to improve the overall quality of service provided.
Clinical Team of the Year – Diabetes Award
As Dr Croft explains, ‘Our nomination highlights how our project set out to enable people to live healthier lives by taking control and responsibility for their own health. The Team has achieved improvements to quality and outcomes, while also delivering improvements in markers, in other words, how we monitor changes in a person’s condition.’
The winners of the two remaining Awards will be announced during November. Meanwhile, the DSF Team is working proactively to share the model nationally.
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