A Health Foundation supported programme has won two awards for improving the management of long-term conditions, including diabetes.

Whittington Health, which provides hospital and community services to 440,000 people in London, won in two categories of Health Education North Central and East London’s 2013 Quality Award. The awards acknowledge and celebrate the work across the region to deliver excellence in multi-disciplinary education, training and workforce development.

Whittington Health won awards for its development of self-management training for people with Type 2 Diabetes, and training in self-management support skills for clinicians. The trust undertook this work as part of the Health Foundation's Co-creating Health improvement programme which tested how to embed and sustain self-management support in primary and secondary care across a range of long-term conditions.

Whittington Health was also awarded 'highly commended' for another three projects.