Leading the way on diabetes brings national recognition

North West London Diabetes Prevention group has won the national Quality in Care [QiC] award for leading preventative work it has carried out on diabetes.

Published: Monday, 23rd October 2017

Hounslow’s Public Health service led the rollout of the National Diabetes Prevention Programme across five west London boroughs, in what was collaborative work involving local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and a private sector provider.

To win the award, the programme demonstrated high commitment to ensure residents at high risk of diabetes are detected at an early stage and are offered a comprehensive lifestyle intervention service to prevent the onset of diabetes.

The largest initiative of its kind in England, around 5,000 people have already joined and receive support including minimising the chance of developing diabetes, and making lifestyle changes to live with the condition. 

Councillor Kamaljit Kaur, Cabinet Member for Public Health, Hounslow Council, said: “This national award is fantastic recognition for all the hard work that goes into a programme such as this.

“Here in Hounslow, we want to ensure we can provide the right services and support to the highest standard for all our residents who have, or live with someone who has, diabetes.

“The award also demonstrates the great partnership between local authorities and health organisations across the west London boroughs and the positive effect that working together has on what can be achieved.”

Quality in Care (QiC) is an awards programme that recognises good practice in patient care and joint working in key therapy areas and allows these schemes to be shared and disseminated on a national level

Gaining QiC recognition means that an initiative has been highlighted by the NHS, charities, patient organisations and industry as improving patient experience, standards of care and outcomes.