Published On: Tue, Sep 16th, 2014 on 7:04 pm

Bradford Beating Diabetes project shortlisted for national healthcare award

Bradford Beating Diabetes Awards

Bradford Beating Diabetes ‘champions’ presented with awards in April

A project that has identified over 700 local people with undiagnosed diabetes has been shortlisted for a major national healthcare award.

Bradford Beating Diabetes, a project that was launched by Bradford City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in 2013, has been shortlisted for this year’s primary care innovation award by the Health Service Journal (HSJ).

The project aims to help prevent people developing diabetes, and helps ensure people with diabetes are looked after.

There are over 7,500 diabetic patients in the city area, and an additional 5,700 people at moderate or high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, hence the campaign aims to prevent diabetes becoming an inevitable part of many people’s lives.

Over 25 GP practices in Bradford City CCG’s area are involved, identifying people in the city who are at risk of developing diabetes to make sure they receive the appropriate advice, care and support to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes, as well as helping those who have diabetes to manage their condition and prevent serious complications.

Dr Muhammad Adeel Iqbal, GP lead for long-term conditions at Bradford City CCG, said: “We’re thrilled that our project is being recognised nationally for its innovative work with local people and our ability to work with GP practices to achieve the same aim.

“Diabetes is on the rise locally as well as nationally, so it is one of our priority health challenges. Our aim is to prevent as many City patients as possible developing diabetes and to provide excellent care and advice to those who do have diabetes, so they stay well and in control of their condition.”

In the next stage of the awards, members of the Bradford Beating Diabetes team will present their entry to a judging panel in October.

The awards ceremony will be held in London on 19 November.

About the Author

Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

Leave a comment

Your comment will be approved before it is published.

Comments containing profanity, spam or web links will NOT be approved.