Published on 20 October 2020

This year’s event celebrating diabetes healthcare professionals was broadcast online by livestream.

NHS teams from Southampton, Liverpool, London, Wales and Cornwall were among those recognised at the tenth annual Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes Awards.

The 2020 QiC Diabetes Awards results saw Lizbeth Hudson named as Outstanding Educator in Diabetes and Sheffield pick up the Diabetes Team of the Year.

This year QiC Diabetes worked in collaboration with NHS Wales and NHS England who gave their support to the second NHS Wales Outstanding Contribution for Services in Diabetes which went to Dr Rose Stewart and the fourth NHS England Outstanding Contribution Award for Services in Diabetes, which went to Nick Cahm.

The awards ceremony celebrated 10 years of recognising and rewarding good practice quality in diabetes management, education and services for people with diabetes and/or their families.

Each year healthcare professionals and anyone else working in diabetes care are invited to nominate inspirational work in the following categories: Outstanding Educator in DiabetesDiabetes Professional of the Year and the People’s Award.

A Quality in Care award means an initiative has been recognised by the NHS, patients and industry as improving the quality of life for people living with diabetes.

Vicki Alabraba, a DSN at Liverpool Diabetes Partnership, was named Diabetes Professional of the Year

The tenth annual awards ceremony was held virtually on Thursday, 15th October. The awards host was Alan Dedicoat, TV show announcer, best known as the "Voice of the Balls" on the National Lottery programmes.

Originally scheduled to be held at Sanofi’s headquarters in Reading, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Quality in Care Diabetes team and Sanofi made the difficult decision not to hold a live event in 2020.

A statement from QiC Diabetes said: “Obviously at this time, the health and safety of our entrants, attendees, supporters, judges, and programme partner are of paramount importance.

“QiC Diabetes recognises initiatives that improve the quality of life for people living with diabetes, as judged by the NHS, patients and industry.”

The Quality in Care Diabetes 2020 Awards are supported by DRWF.

Sarah Tutton, DRWF Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to be asked to support the Quality in Care Diabetes programme again this year and share in the recognition of achievement of inspiring and dedicated people.”

DRWF staff members attended the event, this time from the comfort of their own living room’s, with rumours that some went to great lengths in their efforts to dress up smartly especially for the occasion.

Click here for the full list of the 2020 QiC Diabetes Awards results
The live stream recording is now available to watch and a results brochure available for download


QiC Diabetes 2020 Results

Dissemination and Sustainability Award

Sustaining Improved Outcomes for Young Adults: The Liverpool Model

by Liverpool University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Royal Liverpool University Hospital)


Mind and Body Healthy Together – Emotional Wellbeing Programmes for People with Diabetes

Collaboration with IAPT to Improve Diabetes Pathways - Simple Innovation!

by North East Essex Diabetes Service (NEEDS) / Suffolk GP Federation


Diabetes Education Programmes - People with Diabetes

SEREN Connect: A Holistic Young Adult Diabetes Education

by NHS Collaborative, NHS Wales


Diabetes Education Programmes – Healthcare Professionals

Insulin Education for All: A Pop Up Online Resource

by Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton


Diabetes Team of the Year

Paediatric Diabetes Quality Improvement – Be Brave and Fail Fast

by Sheffield Children’s NHS FT


Type 1 Specialist Service

Growing Up, Moving On – Supporting Young People Leaving Paediatric Services

by Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


Patient Care Pathway, Secondary and Community

Cardiometabolic Care: A Pharmacist Run Diabetes Clinic in General Practice

by The Paula Carr Diabetes Charitable Trust


Prevention, Remission and Early Diagnosis

All Wales Quality Assured Brief Intervention Pre-Diabetes Pilot

by Cardiff and Vale UHB/ Swansea Bay UHB on behalf of All Wales Diabetes Implementation Group


Insulin Safety Week 2020 Excellence Award

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


NHS England Outstanding Contribution for Services in Diabetes

Nick Cahm


NHS Wales Outstanding Contribution for Services in Diabetes

Dr Rose Stewart


Judges’ Special Award

SEREN Connect: A Holistic Young Adult Diabetes Education

by NHS Collaborative, NHS Wales


Unsung Hero Award

ArT1st: Celebrating Talents of T1 Diabetes Community During Covid-19 Pandemic

by ArT1st Team


Spirit of the Time Award

Katie Courtney and Ava Morgan

Creators of Hypo Dino


Diabetes Professional of Year

Vicki Alabraba, a DSN at Liverpool Diabetes Partnership


Outstanding Educator in Diabetes

Lizbeth Hudson


The People’s Award

Lis Warren

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