Dermatology Education Programmes for People with Skin Conditions

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What are you doing to better inform and empower people living with skin conditions and their families/carers?

This category recognises initiatives that educate and empower people with skin conditions and/or their families and carers to self-manage and stay as healthy as possible.

Programmes may include structured education, other education initiatives, influencing clinical, psychological or social well-being and are welcomed by community or secondary settings, paediatric and adult.

Entries should demonstrate clear, specific goals with outcomes that have been evaluated using appropriate baseline and follow-up measures. There should be evidence of innovation, and detail of project planning, methods, safety considerations, effectiveness, timeliness, user feedback, cost efficiency and economic viability and evidence of potential/demonstrable sustainability and dissemination.

Entries could include:

  • Health literacy in self-management – bridging the gap between what HCPs know and what patients and families/carers understand
  • Skin cancer education programmes
  • Digital and technology initiatives: should be UK or Ireland based (even if they are used globally).
  • GP practice/CCG  programmes for significant improvement in attendance at structured education programmes
  • Patient led education programmes
  • GP/nurse/pharmacist led initiatives – primary and secondary care
  • Reducing variation of care: i.e. initiatives for hard to reach groups such as  people with learning disabilities/ non-English speaking communities
  • Personalised advice on risk factors, nutrition and physical activity from appropriately trained healthcare professionals as part of a structured education programme.

Judging Criteria and points: The judges will be focusing on the following areas when scoring your entry. Write your entry accordingly

Summary: Provide background & brief overview of the initiative


Innovation: Demonstrate evidence of innovation: what is new and different about your initiative e.g. novel approaches, creative solutions to longstanding problems, bridging gaps in care etc.


Project planning: Describe the identified need for the initiative. Organisation, stakeholders, planned time frames and milestones. Evidence of clear, specific goals and outcome measures including reasoning behind these. How did you involve service users?


Methods: Putting plans into action. What did you do? Describe how the initiative was implemented, and outline the procedures and tools you used to measure outcomes.


Safety considerations: Risk assessment, clinical governance, ethics and any other safety considerations and how these were successfully addressed.


Effectiveness: Demonstrate project effectiveness to illustrate efficiency improvement(s), how the initiative brought about change to support improved outcomes and what was the impact for people with skin conditions.


Timeliness: Did you achieve your goals in delivered/required time frame?


User feedback: Evidence of support from a range of interested stakeholders, e.g. healthcare professionals and/or service users. Please include statements. Describe how feedback was collected and bias was minimised. Provide examples of service user feedback and explain how this is used.


Cost efficiency and economic viability: Evidence of, and maximising quality health outcomes and minimising NHS costs, getting better value from the NHS budget.


Sustainability and evidence for sharing practice and dissemination:

(1)Detail of potential or secured commitment to the initiative including length of plan, resources, stakeholders and funding sources

(2) For demonstrable sustainability describe integration, compatibility, barriers encountered, evaluation and milestones

(3)For achieved spread of initiative to wider geographical areas or other healthcare setting include details of strategy, communication of outcomes, key messages, objectives and evaluation undertaken


Remember: entries without results will not be judged

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