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​​​Southwark and Lambeth community diabetes teams commended​

The excellent work of the Southwark and Lambeth Community Diabetes teams and Young Diabetes Connections, the paediatric diabetes network across Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark were recognised last week at the Quality in Care Awards.

Young Diabetes Connections received a High Commendation from the judges for 'Best Improvement Programme for Children and Young People'. The award recognises the innovative nature of the network, and how well clinicians and managers from all three trusts, as well as the DMI, have worked together to create an excellent new service for children and young people, and their families, living with diabetes in South London.

The Southwark and Lambeth Community diabetes teams also received a Commendation from the judges for good practice and collaboration in diabetes. The judges were impressed by the teams' success in bringing together staff from across the health and social care systems in Lambeth and Southwark in order to radically improve diabetes care. The impacts of bringing specialists in diabetes together to co-design and co-deliver a wide-reaching service were highlighted as key achievements. The Community Diabetes Services are provided in Lambeth by the Lambeth Diabetes Intermediate Care Team , which is part of Crowndale Medical Centre, and in Southwark by Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust. ​