Psychodermatology and Emotional Support Programmes for People with Skin Conditions

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Do you work in a psychodermatology or emotional support team?

Have you or your team made significant positive changes to the emotional wellbeing for people with skin conditions and/or their families and carers?

This category recognises innovative initiatives that deliver psychodermatology and emotional wellbeing support for people with skin conditions of all ages and/or their families and carers.

There are two entry sections which will be awarded separately:

Section 1: Psychodermatology support programme initiatives

Section 2: Emotional support programme initiatives

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.

Section 1: Psychodermatology support programme initiatives

This section recognises multidisciplinary management initiatives between dermatologists, psychiatrists and psychologists for people with skin conditions of all ages and/or their families and carers.

Entries could include:

  • Initiatives that raise awareness of the psychosocial impact of skin disease
  • Programmes that improve screening for the psychological impact of skin disease or recognition of psychodermatological presentations
  • Management of the psychological impact of chronic inflammatory skin disease
  • Multi-disciplinary management of primary psycholodermatological presentations such as delusional infestation
  • Digital and technology initiatives: should be UK or Ireland based (even if they are used globally).

Section 2: Emotional support programme initiatives

This section recognises emotional support programmes for people with skin conditions of all ages and/or their families and carers.

Entries to this category could include:

  • Skin cancer support
  • Digital and technology initiatives: should be UK or Ireland based (even if they are used globally).
  • Patient led support 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, holistic programmes for healthy mind and body
  • Understanding and accepting a new diagnosis
  • Managing fear, depression and stress.

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

5

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.

20

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?

5

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.

10

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

5

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.

15

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

5

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.

15

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

10

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

10

Remember: entries without results will not be judged


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  • 2020 KEY DATES
  • Open for entry: 23 January 2020
  • Entry deadline: 03 April 2020
  • Judging day: 03 June 2020
  • Awards ceremony: 16 June 2020
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