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.