The team was awarded first prize in The Care Integration Awards 2012 for the Diabetes Care category for their Super Six Model: Redefining integrated diabetes care across South East Hampshire.
It was recognised for the way services from different parts of the NHS monitor and help people with long term conditions like diabetes.
“It’s great to see this work recognised, as we have all worked extremely hard to ensure its successful delivery and improve diabetes care for the benefit of patients. I would specifically like to mention the community nurses Jane and Debbie for their contribution, Dr Tim Goulders work in this model of care, and my consultant colleagues too,” says Partha Kar, Diabetes Consultant at Queen Alexandra Hospital.
“By identifying the super six model, delivery of diabetes care has been considerably improved. The new model was designed to provide greater clarity and support for GP’s, identifying six specific categories of diabetes, which would require specialist expertise that could not be provided in the community.”
Jane Egerton is one of the Community Diabetes Specialist Nurses with the team alongside Deborah Fishwick. Jane says “It’s incredible. We always knew we were making a difference as a team and it’s great to be recognised for that. More importantly we are improving lives for the patients.”
The Care Integration Awards 2012 is sponsored by the Nursing Times and Health Service Journal and took place in London last night.
Press release: Thursday 5 July 2012