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Blackburn with Darwen CCG recognised for its work with Diabetes patients

Blackburn with Darwen CCG recognised for its work with Diabetes patients

Blackburn with Darwen CCG has been recognised for its work with Diabetes patients.

They were presented with the “Best Blood Control in Diabetes” award by ECLIPSE solutions, a new prescribing service which uses the latest technology to promote safer patient prescribing.

Every year, they hand out awards in four categories: Effective Implementation; Cost effective Prescribing; Optimised Monitoring; and Patient Safety.

Despite this being the first year Blackburn with Darwen has used ECLIPSE, the CCG was nominated for two awards: Best Blood Control in Diabetes and Optimal Monitoring in Diabetes.

They were successful in the first category and awarded a trophy.

Dr John Randall Executive GP and Clinical Lead for Blackburn with Darwen CCG, said: “This is great news and I am delighted that the work of the CCG has been recognised in this way. Diabetes is a serious illness which needs to be well managed, otherwise it can lead to further health complications. Using technology in this way to manage medicines can improve the care of the patient and save lives but also ensures that our limited resources are spent effectively and efficiently.”