INNOVATIVE work carried out by a Portsmouth diabetes team has been recognised at an awards ceremony.
The team comprising of professionals from care providers Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust – which runs Queen Alexandra Hospital – was awarded first prize.
They took the gong in The Care Integration Awards 2012 for the Diabetes Care category for their ‘super six model’.
Partha Kar, diabetes consultant at QA, said: ‘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.
‘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 GPs, identifying six specific categories of diabetes, which would require specialist expertise that could not be provided in the community.’
The team was recognised for the way services from different parts of the health service monitored and helped people with the condition.
Jane Egerton, a community diabetes specialist nurse, said: ‘It’s incredible – we always knew we were making a difference and it’s great to be recognised.’