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Oliver Jelley
A Surrey diabetes team has won a distinguished national award for raising awareness of hypoglycaemia. East Surrey Hospital part of the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has been presented with the Hypo Awareness Week Excellence Award for educating healthcare professionals during the week-long annual campaign which ran from Monday, October 3, to Sunday, October...
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A top diabetes company supported this year’s Hypo Awareness Week by hosting training sessions on hypoglycaemia at two Hallmark Care Homes. Duet Diabetes and international diabetes expert Professor Alan Sinclair delivered the workshops to teach care home staff about the importance of spotting and treating hypoglycaemia. In the weeks leading up to Hypo Awareness Week,...
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The deadline for entering this year’s Excellence Award is 12pm on Friday, October 28. The Hypo Awareness Week Excellence Award is about celebrating, recognising and rewarding ‘above and beyond’ efforts made during the campaign and also promoting good practice. Entering is easy. To take part, please email Emily.mayhew@ojpr.co.uk with the following information: Name of trust/organisation...
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Following a phenomenally successful Hypo Awareness Week 2022, we would like to thank all of the healthcare teams that took part this year. A total of 369 sites across the UK and Ireland participated in the annual event, which gives the diabetes community the opportunity to discuss hypoglycaemia in hospitals and primary care settings. Registered...
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Hypo Awareness Week 2022 is currently underway in hospitals and primary care organisations across the UK and Ireland. Taking place from Monday, October 3 to Sunday, October 9, the annual event educates healthcare professionals on the dangers of hypoglycaemia and how to prevent hypos. As part of the campaign, registered sites will be holding activities...
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With just under three weeks to go the online resource pack is now available to everyone who has registered for Hypo Awareness Week 2022. Registrants received an email today with the link to the pack. This year a bumper pack is being provided to participating sites. Clicking on the link will take you to a...
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A Virgincare Community Diabetes Specialist Nurse (CDSN) team has won the outstanding award for boosting awareness of a diabetes complication. Hypos (hypoglycaemic events) take place when blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels fall too low, and symptoms can include shaking, irritability, nightmares, hunger, and drunken-like behaviour. The Virgincare CDSN team in North East Hants, Farnham...
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A Surrey diabetes service has won a prestigious national award for raising awareness of a complication of the condition. Hypoglycaemic events known as hypos occur when glucose in the blood falls below 4mmols/mol, and symptoms can include drowsiness, sweating, trembling, hunger, confusion and unconsciousness.  Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust has been presented with the Excellence Award...
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The Liverpool Diabetes Partnership and NHS Tayside have been crowned the joint winners of the 2018 Hypo Awareness Week Excellence Award. They were announced as champions at the Quality in Care Diabetes Awards beating 22 other entries in the competition. A total of 549 sites made up of hospitals and medical centres across the country took...
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This year’s Hypo Awareness Week has already broken the record for the number of participating sites. So far there have been 506 sites register and counting, up from 343 last year, which was the previous highest total since the campaign launched in 2012. The seven-day campaign to raise awareness about, and reduce episodes of, hypoglycaemia runs...
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