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The Insulin Safety Suite

The Insulin Safety Suite is a collection of courses specially designed for all Healthcare Professionals, as well as people with diabetes and their families. The Healthcare e-Academy and NHS Diabetes first started working together to develop The Insulin Safety Suite in June 2010. The overriding aim of the partnership is to reduce insulin errors and save lives.

NHS Diabetes has now merged with NHS Improving Quality but our partnership remains the same. All Insulin Safety Suite modules, apart from The Safe Use of Insulin, are free to anyone living in the UK. The Safe Use of Insulin is free to anyone in England and those working for a health board in Scotland, for everyone else there is a small fee.

Courses Available

The Safe Use of Insulin

In order to reduce insulin errors this module aims to provide learners with an increased understanding and awareness of insulin by promoting its safe and effective use.


The Safe Management of Hypoglycaemia

On completion of this course staff will have acquired the knowledge to manage hypoglycaemia effectively, and identify strategies to help reduce the impact of hypoglycaemia and improve patient quality of life.

The Safe Use of Intravenous Insulin Infusion (III) in Adults

On completion of this course learners will be able to recognise the common errors associated with the use of an III and demonstrate an understanding of the principles of on-going management of an III. 

The Safe Use of Non-Insulin Therapies for Diabetes

On completion of this course learners will have an increased awareness of contraindications and side effects of non-insulin therapies, as well as being able to demonstrate an understanding of the safe use of non-insulin therapies.


The Safe Use of Insulin Syringes, Pen Devices, Pumps and Sharps

On completion of this course learners will have the appropriate information to ensure that they understand how to use insulin syringes, pen devices, pumps and sharps and how to dispose of them safely.


Coming Soon...

The Healthcare e-Academy and NHS IQ continuously work together developing new courses for The Insulin Safety Suite.

Keep an eye out for:

Paediatric Diabetes Education Level 1

This module aims to provide a foundation for Paediatric diabetes education as well as a framework for future continuing professional development and lifelong learning.rtificates of Achievement

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If you experience any problems accessing the e-module please contact The Healthcare e-Academy on, 01943 885086 or email, 

Certificates of Achievement

Certificates of Achievement were launched in May 2013 and are awarded when a significant amount of staff have completed The Safe Use of Insulin course. Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates are awarded to healthcare organisations who have trained 15%, 50% and 85% of relevant staff respectively. Click here to see if your organisation qualifies.

 Certificates have already been awarded to:


Silver Award

Bronze Award

Other Courses

In addition to the Insulin Safety Suite Virtual College has over 150 e-learning courses in areas such as:

  • Clinical
  • Mental Health
  • Safeguarding
  • Elderly Care and Long Term Conditions
  • Statutory and Mandatory Training

Click here to view them

If you feel your organisation could benefit from any of the courses we offer and you would like more information, please email or call 01943 885086

Our CPD accredited e-learning courses are developed by subject matter experts together will our creative and skilled in house team of designers and story boarders. All our courses are engaging, interactive and ensure a real impact on working practices.

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