Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, which delivers the diabetes courses in Preston, Chorley and South Ribble called DESMOND (Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed), has been presented with the ‘Innovation Award’ in the inaugural Celebrating DESMOND awards.
The winners were revealed on Friday 14 November to coincide with World Diabetes Day, which this year has a ‘healthy living’ message relating to the prevention of Type 2 diabetes and the effective management of diabetes to avoid complications.
The DESMOND team at the Trust has supported the provision of the course to BME communities across the area for the last six years.
Christine Elwell, DESMOND Educator at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said:
“We are delighted to be recognised for doing a good job as a service that supports good quality care.
“Trying to manage a long-term condition is a really difficult thing to do, we recognise that challenge. People are under a lot of pressure and so is the health service, but courses like DESMOND are there to help support them.”
DESMOND sessions are run from the Minerva Health Centre in Preston with additional locations in Chorley and South Ribble. The commitment has seen a 38 per cent rise in attendance numbers for courses run in Gujarati, Urdu and English in the last year. Diabetes Link worker Mumtaz Shaikh at the Trust has been crucial to the success and said:
“We are thrilled to have our courses acknowledged by our peers and to win this award. Diabetes is a common illness within the BME community and it is important that we get the messages out within these groups. We have an excellent relationship with the South Asian community and prayers are accommodated within the sessions. The programme is also promoted by Imams at Friday prayers. We now include information on the best ways for people with Type 2 diabetes to prepare for festivals such as Ramadan.”
The Celebrating DESMOND Annual Awards was launched to reward excellence and good practice. Bernie Stribling, National Director of the DESMOND Programme, said:
“The standard was high with a degree of excellence demonstrated by many of the entries. However, the Lancashire team showed ‘star quality’. They have made great strides in engaging ethnic communities.
“It was clear that DESMOND is making a difference to the lives of people with, and at risk of, Type 2 diabetes in Lancashire, with the team going above and beyond in delivering the DESMOND Programme.”
Mumtaz is now developing a resource and education programme to support not only the diabetes team but other long-term condition teams. She has also been able to support other DESMOND providers across the country as well as representatives from India and Nepal.
For more information about the DESMOND project, please visit www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/DESMOND.
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- Sept 2014 >
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- World No Tobacco Day
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- Lancashire team lead the way in dementia research
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- Be Mindful
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- Children and Families Team Wins National Award!
- Fylde and Wyre ' working together to support people with dementia
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- Apr 2014 >
- Positive practice in mental health
- Opportunity for a local business
- Mental health helpline needs your help!
- Planting the seed for change
- Helpline for East Lancashire residents
- Watch the salt
- Parents receive NHS Excellence in Participation Award!
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- Free weight management programme
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- System set to improve care
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Lancashire diabetes course receives award after engaging ethnic communities
Posted on the 20th November 2014