Over a million people with diabetes were admitted to hospital in England in 2017. A hospital stay for a person with diabetes can be a frightening experience and it is easy to understand why. In 2017, an estimated 9,600 people required rescue treatment after falling into a coma following a severe hypoglycaemic attack and 2,200 people suffered from diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) due to under treatment with insulin.
Diabetes UK has committed to change this. In 2017 we launched our . Our goal is simple: to make sure all hospital stays are safe for people with diabetes. Since launching the programme we have released our ground-breaking and taken major steps towards improving the quality and standards of diabetes care in hospitals.
But much more needs to be done. We can and must do better for people with diabetes in hospital. We have to take action now.
Interview Date: 22 October 2019
What we can offer you:
- Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays
- A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments)
- Early finish Friday and flexible working
- Discounts on gym membership and days out
- Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life
- Annual season ticket loan
- Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities
- Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance
- Cycle to work scheme (eligible for scheme if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)
*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.
The Inpatient Care Programme Manager will:
- Provide strong oversight, leadership and management of the Improving Inpatient Care programme.
- Build strong partnerships with the NHS and other key organisations, influencing national improvements in the quality and standards of diabetes care in hospitals.
- Gather knowledge and insight in inpatient care and identify opportunities for local, regional and national system improvement.
Are you looking for a chance to improve healthcare for millions of people across the UK? In the Healthcare Improvement team we don't just accept the status quo - we challenge it. As the ideal candidate for this role you will be passionate about improving healthcare services and experimental by nature. You will thrive on challenge and find practical steps to take in the face of complexity and ambiguity. You will be a proven programme manager with a track record of creating and managing high-performing programmes of work, and deeply committed to your own and others' personal and professional development.
Interested? We would love to hear from you.
For more information about the role contact Ben Ellis, Head of Healthcare Improvement at