An Award!

By Natalia Chan

Isn’t that nice!  A good start to our new work on diabetes with Westminster PCT…

Maslaha has been awarded the Diabetes UK Shared Practice Award 2010.

About the Shared Practice Award

Diabetes UK Shared Practice Database is a web resource that provides professionals with a repository of self-submitted examples of diabetes care projects. The database serves to showcase work from healthcare professionals to enable them to share experiences of care practice models.

As a result of the success of the database, the Shared Practice Award was launched to recognise the delivery of innovative care projects. A call for entries took place last year and the first winners of the Shared Practice Award were presented at the Annual Professional Conference.

The winners have each successfully demonstrated how their project delivers innovative care to improve the health and quality of life for people with diabetes by recognising the needs of person centred care models.

About the Diabetes in Tower Hamlets project

The Diabetes in Tower Hamlets project was presented as an example of good practice at the 2008 NHS London conference – ‘Innovating for a World City’ and on the Diabetes UK website.  The resources have also been received with interest by other healthcare providers across the UK, and other PCTs have expressed interest in commissioning Maslaha to develop resources in the areas of smoking cessation, alcohol and drug abuse, depression, obesity.

Maslaha is developing a strong approach to using faith in addressing healthcare needs, which can be embedded within the NHS as a whole. The work commissioned by PCTs will accumulate to create a bank of encyclopaedic knowledge, enabling us to eventually take these resources beyond individual PCTs to develop an NHS wide resource.

This resource was also featured in ‘Diabetes Update’ - the quarterly publication for professionals working in diabetes healthcare and research.