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QiC Diabetes 2017 categories & criteria

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Two entry groups available for these categories

Initiatives for Children, Young People and Emerging Adults (up to 25 years old) and their families and/or carers

Initiatives for adults

Click category title for full information, judging criteria and to download an entry form.

This award recognises diabetes healthcare professionals based in the UK or Ireland who have succeeded in raising standards of care over and above their day to day role.

The nominee's information will be posted online for the public vote within a specific time frame.  The top five nominations from the public vote will then be reviewed by an independent judging panel made up of senior judges and chairs who will make the final decision on who receives the award.

The judges will be looking for evidence of changes in practice in 2016, initiated and led by the nominee, demonstrating positive outcomes in care and clear benefits for diabetes service users and/or their families and carers.

Read about 2016 Winners

Nomination terms and conditions (must be accepted to continue to nominate)

  • Nominees must be based in the UK or Ireland
  • Any organisation associated with the nominee must be on the public register
  • Nominees put forward must have no conflict of interest with any of the organisations that partner and/or support QiC Diabetes.  The judging panel reserve the right to remove nominations that are considered to be a conflict of interest with the partner and/or supporter of QiC Diabetes
  • Nominators warrant that the information provided in their nominations is true, accurate and complete to the best of their knowledge
  • If at any time any information provided by a nominator is found to be false/misleading/incorrect in any manner, then all nomination and/or entries from that nominator will be excluded and the nominee will not be permitted to continue participation in the awards. The QiC Diabetes awards management may require proof of information, and/or may audit the information, contained in an nomination and/or entry
  • If clarification or verification of information is required, the QiC Diabetes awards management will make reasonable efforts to contact the nominator but will not be responsible if the nominator does not respond, does not agree to the conduct of the verification, or is uncontactable
  • In the event that it is not possible to conduct a verification of the nomination because of failure by the nominator to cooperate with a request, or for any other reason beyond the QiC Diabetes awards management’s reasonable control, the QiC Diabetes awards management may, at its discretion, disqualify the entry or continue in such other manner as it deems appropriate.

Supported by the Primary Care Diabetes Society (PCDS) this award will be presented to an individual who is based in the UK or Ireland, delivers excellence in education, in a specialist or community setting: whether through developing innovative teaching tools or courses; providing mentorship for other educators; or delivering and promoting externally developed training. He or she will have a clear patient focus and be seen as a champion for education in his or her area.

Nominations are welcome for anyone working in a professional field in a specialist or community setting, where diabetes education is a major focus of the role.

The nominee's information will be posted online for the public vote within a specific time frame.  The top five nominations from the public vote will then be reviewed by an independent judging panel made up of senior judges and chairs who will make the final decision on who receives the award.

The judges will be looking for evidence of innovative and successful education to support increased awareness and knowledge of diabetes for people with diabetes and/or family and carers leading to empowerment and successful self-management, improved diabetes control and improved quality of life.

Read about 2016 Winners

Nomination terms and conditions (must be accepted to continue to nominate)

  • Nominees must be based in the UK or Ireland
  • Any organisation associated with the nominee must be on the public register
  • Nominees put forward must have no conflict of interest with any of the organisations that partner and/or support QiC Diabetes.  The judging panel reserve the right to remove nominations that are considered to be a conflict of interest with the partner and/or supporter of QiC Diabetes
  • Nominators warrant that the information provided in their nominations is true, accurate and complete to the best of their knowledge
  • If at any time any information provided by a nominator is found to be false/misleading/incorrect in any manner, then all nomination and/or entries from that nominator will be excluded and the nominee will not be permitted to continue participation in the awards. The QiC Diabetes awards management may require proof of information, and/or may audit the information, contained in an nomination and/or entry
  • If clarification or verification of information is required, the QiC Diabetes awards management will make reasonable efforts to contact the nominator but will not be responsible if the nominator does not respond, does not agree to the conduct of the verification, or is uncontactable
  • In the event that it is not possible to conduct a verification of the nomination because of failure by the nominator to cooperate with a request, or for any other reason beyond the QiC Diabetes awards management’s reasonable control, the QiC Diabetes awards management may, at its discretion, disqualify the entry or continue in such other manner as it deems appropriate.

Nominate your 2017 diabetes hero! This is a special award, supported by Diabetes UK, which recognises someone very special who has supported/cared for people with diabetes in 2016.

This award will be presented to someone who is based in the UK or Ireland and is not a healthcare professional. Instead it will go to an individual such as a carer, volunteer, a person with diabetes, diabetes blogger and/or writer, family member – anyone that you think deserves this recognition. You may not nominate yourself. Read about 2016 Winners

The nominee's information will be posted online for the public vote within a specific time frame.  The top five nominations from the public vote will then be reviewed by an independent judging panel made up of senior judges and chairs who will make the final decision on who receives the award.

The judges will be looking for nominations of outstanding individuals whose care and support stands out from their peers and has made a real difference to people with diabetes.

Nomination terms and conditions (must be accepted to continue to nominate)

  • Nominees must be based in the UK or Ireland
  • Any organisation associated with the nominee must be on the public register
  • Nominees put forward must have no conflict of interest with any of the organisations that partner and/or support QiC Diabetes.  The judging panel reserve the right to remove nominations that are considered to be a conflict of interest with the partner and/or supporter of QiC Diabetes
  • Nominators warrant that the information provided in their nominations is true, accurate and complete to the best of their knowledge
  • If at any time any information provided by a nominator is found to be false/misleading/incorrect in any manner, then all nomination and/or entries from that nominator will be excluded and the nominee will not be permitted to continue participation in the awards. The QiC Diabetes awards management may require proof of information, and/or may audit the information, contained in an nomination and/or entry
  • If clarification or verification of information is required, the QiC Diabetes awards management will make reasonable efforts to contact the nominator but will not be responsible if the nominator does not respond, does not agree to the conduct of the verification, or is uncontactable
  • In the event that it is not possible to conduct a verification of the nomination because of failure by the nominator to cooperate with a request, or for any other reason beyond the QiC Diabetes awards management’s reasonable control, the QiC Diabetes awards management may, at its discretion, disqualify the entry or continue in such other manner as it deems appropriate.

Entries will be judged in two groups, please tick relevant box on the entry form

  • Initiatives for children, young people and emerging adults and/or families and carers
  • Initiatives for adults and/or families and carers

This category is open to healthcare professionals working both in type 1 and type 2 diabetes; entries are invited for prevention and early diagnosis type 2 diabetes and/or for prevention of specialist complications in diabetes (see detailed category description below).

This category recognises the impact of preventative initiatives in helping children, adolescents and adults to live healthier lives and avoid developing type 2 diabetes, and early diagnosis initiatives to obtain the best outcome for the person with type 2 diabetes.

Entry section 1

Do you work in prevention and early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes?

Examples include:

  • Education and lifestyle initiatives addressing: health literacy
    • Awareness, risk factors and promotion of healthy diet and lifestyle for children, young people and emerging adults (up to 25 years old) and their families, the general population and for groups, for example those with a family history of type 2 diabetes, older people, people from more socially deprived areas and the BAME community
    • Life-threatening disease avoidance which impacts and lowers risk of developing diabetes, ie cardiovascular wellness with regard to diet choices and obesity
  • National initiatives: ie PHE, NHS England and Diabetes UK National NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, commissioning group initiatives
  • Local initiatives: pharmacies, charities, schools, local government
  • Consumer brand initiatives, ie Tesco, Unilever, Weightwatchers, gym franchises
  • Innovative practice models supporting accurate and timely diagnosis improving patient outcomes
    • Increasing screening uptake or improving screening, eg diagnosing diabetes in optometrists practices, company health check initiatives
    • Use of diagnostic tools.

Entry section 2

Do you and your team work to reduce short-term or long-term complications in diabetes?

This category recognises initiatives that prevent specialist complications in diabetes. Diabetes, if poorly managed, can result in serious complications and reduced mortality such as cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, loss of vision, kidney disease and potential amputation of feet.

Examples include: Short-term: hypoglycaemia diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state (HHS).

Long-term: retinopathy, cardiovascular disease, nephropathy, neuropathy and obesity.

Judging criteria and scoring grid

Judging criteria

Criteria

Maximum score attainable

Comments

A

Summary

10

 

B

Innovation

30

 

C

Method

10

 

D

RESULTS

 

Total of 30 points divided between 5 quality improvement areas

 

1. Effectiveness

10

To include efficiency improvements

 

2. Timeliness

5

 
 

3. User feedback

5

 
 

4. Safety

5

 
 

5. Financial savings

5

 

E

Sustainability and spread

20

How do you plan to sustain your project?

Is your project reproducible elsewhere

Have you or your multidisciplinary team (MDT) made significant positive changes to services that are based in the community and/or in hospital for people with diabetes?

Entries will be judged in two groups, please tick relevant box on entry form

  • Initiatives led by children, young people and emerging adults and/or families and carers
  • Initiatives led by adults and/or families and carers

An efficient patient care pathway is critical to empower people and/or their families/carers to self-manage their diabetes and avoid unnecessary complications. Based on their needs and goals, the focus to the patient care pathway is to improve the quality and delivery of effective integrated services that are based in the community and/or in hospital.

Entries should demonstrate clear goals that are specific and measurable with evidence of innovation, methods, effectiveness, timeliness, safety, savings, sustainability and replication (see entry guidelines and criteria for scoring process).

Projects can be at a local or national level

Examples include:

  • Best practice for HCP-led initiative for community and/or hospital settings
  • Best practice for children, young people and emerging adults
  • Best practice for nutritional and pharmacological management pathways
  • Best practice for clinical engagement, leadership and governance to drive improvement and quality of services
  • Best practice for commissioning services supporting new models of care in an integrated framework:
    • Self-management and health literacy
    • Healthcare professional support
    • Community and hospital based integrated care
    • Addressing variation: postcode, hard-to-reach and vulnerable groups, specialist services
    • Specialist care pathway: ie people with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes, inpatient care, cardiovascular or peripheral vascular disease, preconception and pregnancy, paediatric diabetes.

Judging criteria and scoring grid

Judging criteria

Criteria

Maximum score attainable

Comments

A

Summary

10

 

B

Innovation

30

 

C

Method

10

 

D

RESULTS

 

Total of 30 points divided between 5 quality improvement areas

 

1. Effectiveness

10

To include efficiency improvements

 

2. Timeliness

5

 
 

3. User feedback

5

 
 

4. Safety

5

 
 

5. Financial savings

5

 

E

Sustainability and spread

20

How do you plan to sustain your project?

Is your project reproducible elsewhere

Have you and/or your family and carers created or developed an initiative that significantly improves the patient and/or family/carer experience and treatment over and above standard practice?

How did your initiative impact on your local NHS services for children, young people, emerging adults and adults with diabetes?

Entries will be judged in two groups, please tick relevant box on entry form

  • Initiatives led by children, young people and emerging adults and/or families and carers
  • Initiatives led by adults and/or families and carers

Entries should demonstrate clear goals that are specific and measurable with evidence of innovation, methods, effectiveness, timeliness, safety, savings, sustainability and replication (see entry guidelines and criteria for scoring process).

This award recognises patient and/or families/carers led initiatives to improve health outcomes and influence local NHS diabetes services.

Examples may include:

  • Specific initiatives for children, young people and emerging adults with diabetes and their families/carers.
  • Health literacy in self-management – bridging the gap between what HCPs know and what patients and families/carers understand
  • Nutritional education
  • Pharmacological services
  • Cultural community services
  • Foot and eye care services
  • Emotional and psychological services
  • Peer to peer support groups
  • In patient services
  • Women’s health and family services
  • Men’s health services
  • Services for the elderly and at risk groups
  • Cross disease services.

Judging criteria and scoring grid

Judging criteria

Criteria

Maximum score attainable

Comments

A

Summary

10

 

B

Innovation

30

 

C

Method

10

 

D

RESULTS

 

Total of 30 points divided between 5 quality improvement areas

 

1. Effectiveness

10

To include efficiency improvements

 

2. Timeliness

5

 
 

3. User feedback

5

 
 

4. Safety

5

 
 

5. Financial savings

5

 

E

Sustainability and spread

20

How do you plan to sustain your project?

Is your project reproducible elsewhere

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

Entries will be judged in two groups, please tick relevant box on entry form:

  • Initiatives for children, young people and emerging adults and/or families and carers
  • Initiatives for adults and/or families and carers

This award recognises those teams and individuals that are working to educate and empower people and/or their families and carers to self-manage their diabetes and stay as healthy as possible.

Entries should demonstrate clear goals that are specific and measurable with evidence of innovation, methods, effectiveness, timeliness, safety, savings, sustainability and replication (see entry guidelines and criteria for scoring process).

Programmes may address any element of the care pathway, whether clinical, educational, psychological or social well-being and are welcomed from community or hospital settings.

“It’s true that diabetes carries a risk of potential complications in the long term, such as heart disease or damage to the kidneys, eyes or nerves. However, medical research has shown that these potential complications are much less likely in people who keep their blood glucose levels as close to their target as possible.”

Diabetes UK

Examples include:

  • Initiatives for children, young people and emerging adults with diabetes and their families/carers.
    Initiatives can be at any stage from diagnosis, for different age groups and from children’s services to transition/adult services
  • Health literacy in self-management – bridging the gap between what HCPs know and what patients and families/carers understand
  • Awareness of potential complications and early warning signs
  • Personalised advice on nutrition and physical activity from appropriately trained healthcare professional or as part of structured education programme
  • Pharmacies working to provide safe effective pharmacological management of diabetes to include cross disease management with diabetes as primary disease
  • Foot and eye care education and services initiatives
  • Women’s health: preconception, pregnancy, contraception and menopause
  • Self-management education for people with diabetes who have long-term conditions requiring specialist services, ie cardiovascular disease or cystic fibrosis
  • Management and services for acute diabetic emergencies in varied clinical settings, such as:
    • Hospital care pathway
    • Wound care, avoidance of heel/pressure ulcers
    • Patient safety and protecting them from harm
    • Empower to safely manage own diabetes in hospital setting, access to hospital care and smooth transition back into the community.

Judging criteria and scoring grid

Judging criteria

Criteria

Maximum score attainable

Comments

A

Summary

10

 

B

Innovation

30

 

C

Method

10

 

D

RESULTS

 

Total of 30 points divided between 5 quality improvement areas

 

1. Effectiveness

10

To include efficiency improvements

 

2. Timeliness

5

 
 

3. User feedback

5

 
 

4. Safety

5

 
 

5. Financial savings

5

 

E

Sustainability and spread

20

How do you plan to sustain your project?

Is your project reproducible elsewhere

Have you created new technology or redeveloped old technology to improve the treatment and management of diabetes?

Ensure you demonstrate how your digital or technology solution is different from other approaches already available? What makes it stand out and how does it empower people with diabetes to self-manage?

Entries will be judged in two groups, please tick relevant box on entry form:

  • Old digital and technology solutions that have been redeveloped for better results
    • National initiatives
    • Regional initiatives
  • New digital and technology solutions
    • National initiatives
    • Regional initiatives

These awards recognise innovative, well-designed and credible healthcare digital and technology solutions for people with diabetes and their families or carers, which are different to other approaches already available, and delivered via ANY digital or technology channel or channels, online or offline.

Who can enter?

We welcome entries from healthcare professionals, in-house teams, agencies and consultancies. Digital and technology solutions entered should be UK or Ireland based even if they are used globally, and for work conducted during the 18-month period between July 2015 and December 2016 will be eligible.

Judges will want you to put your initiative into context at the outset and to clarify the rationale behind your strategy and tactics. They need to know what your ambitions were and how digital and/or technology channels were used to drive them. Please make it clear if your work was part of an overall strategy involving other factors. Is it one programme or project within a longer-term strategy or a stand-alone piece of work? If the initiative is part of a broader-reaching solution, please say so.

Be clear about how you measured the activity and the impact it had in terms of changes of attitudes, perceptions, behaviour. You should also give details of the demographic target audience and how well it was engaged. Judges will be looking for proven quality outputs and outcomes which may include evidence of message uptake and changes in behaviour.

You must state what digital provider you worked with on the assignment and what budget was allocated to this work by band. Failure to specify a budget band may lead to disqualification of your entry by the judges. If you are unable to provide budget band information, please state the reason in your submission.

Band A below £10,000
Band B £10,001-£25,000
Band C £25,001-£50,000
Band D £50,001-£150,000
Band E over £150,000

Please ensure that any websites/digital media you refer to in your entry can be accessed by our panel of judges, therefore include any passwords or specific links when submitting your entry and keep links open until the end of the judging day (18 July 2017).

Criteria

Maximum score attainable

Comments

Summary

10

 

Rationale for selection of most appropriate channels

10

 

Clearly defined strategy to deliver required outcomes against defined objectives

10

 

Creativity or innovation in content, presentation/use of the medium and usability

20

How well does the initiative meet the needs of the person with diabetes and his/her family/carer? Does it support empowerment, improved management, safety and increased independence for the person with diabetes?

Customer focus and feedback

20

 

Safety

20

 

Financial savings

10


Do you work in a team that has made an outstanding contribution to diabetes?

Entries will be judged in two groups, please tick relevant box on entry form:

  • Initiatives for children, young people and emerging adults and/or families and carers
  • Initiatives for adults and/or families and carers

Entries should demonstrate clear goals that are specific and measurable with evidence of innovation, methods, effectiveness, timeliness, safety, savings, sustainability and replication (see entry guidelines and criteria for scoring process).

This award recognises the value of outstanding multidisciplinary team achievements and contributions that help better prevent, diagnose or treat diabetes and support self-care management to improve diabetes user experience and outcomes.

Teamwork plays a critical and growing role in high-quality diabetes care. This award will be given to an outstanding team that has made a valuable and significant contribution to diabetes service user self-management, care or treatment.

It may be a multidisciplinary team, a group of healthcare professionals or a management team that has introduced significant advances in clinical practice, diabetes service user support (including links to social care), service quality or efficiency.

Entries must demonstrate audited diabetes service user outcomes.

This award will be given to a team that demonstrates initiatives in the following areas:

  • Initiatives for children, young people and emerging adults with diabetes and their families/carers.
  • Self-management
  • New models of care bridging the gap between what HCPs know and what the person with diabetes understands
  • Health literacy
  • Improving glycaemic control
  • Nutritional and physical activity
  • Holistic personal care plans with health checks and review
  • Counselling and psychological support for person with diabetes, carers and families
  • Preventing complications and re-admissions, such as:
    • Addressing variation in care
    • Specialist services providing care for those people with diabetes who have needs that cannot be met by general practice teams, ie people with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes, inpatient care, cardiovascular diseases particularly peripheral vascular disease, preconception and pregnancy, paediatric diabetes and rarer forms of diabetes.

Judging criteria and scoring grid

Judging criteria

Criteria

Maximum score attainable

Comments

A

Summary

10

 

B

Innovation

30

 

C

Method

10

 

D

RESULTS

 

Total of 30 points divided between 5 quality improvement areas

 

1. Effectiveness

10

To include efficiency improvements

 

2. Timeliness

5

 
 

3. User feedback

5

 
 

4. Safety

5

 
 

5. Financial savings

5

 

E

Sustainability and spread

20

How do you plan to sustain your project?

Is your project reproducible elsewhere

Do you work in a collaborative partnership that has improved or changed the treatment of diabetes?

Entries will be judged in two groups, please tick relevant box on entry form:

  • Initiatives for children, young people and emerging adults and/or families and carers
  • Initiatives for adults and/or families and carers

Entries should demonstrate clear goals that are specific and measurable with evidence of innovation, methods, effectiveness, timeliness, safety, savings, sustainability and replication (see entry guidelines and criteria for scoring process).

Healthcare providers, patient associations, charities, non-governmental agencies and pharmaceutical companies share a common agenda to improve outcomes for people with diabetes, through high quality, cost effective treatment and management.

This award will recognise outstanding collaborative projects, ie initiatives created and implemented by multi-organisational partnership, for example, work carried out by teams comprising NHS, charities social care etc. that significantly contribute to self-management, avoidance of complications and treatment of diabetes.

Entries must demonstrate joint development and implementation of diabetes service user-centred initiatives that show a shared commitment to successful delivery. Projects can be a local or national level.

Examples may include:

  • Long-term care planning for people with multiple and complex illnesses
  • Collaboration between primary and specialist care to identify diabetes issues early and avoid long-term complications
  • Clinical trial initiatives
  • Hospital initiatives.

Judging criteria and scoring grid

Judging criteria

Criteria

Maximum score attainable

Comments

A

Summary

10

 

B

Innovation

30

 

C

Method

10

 

D

RESULTS

 

Total of 30 points divided between 5 quality improvement areas

 

1. Effectiveness

10

To include efficiency improvements

 

2. Timeliness

5

 
 

3. User feedback

5

 
 

4. Safety

5

 
 

5. Financial savings

5

 

E

Sustainability and spread

20

How do you plan to sustain your project?

Is your project reproducible elsewhere

This award will be judged from all entries received (irrespective of category) for a project that the judges feel deserves national recognition and a platform to be shared with the wider diabetes community.

Is your work eligible for entry?

Programmes and initiatives should relate to the period January 2011 to December 2016 and be from throughout the UK and Ireland.

Organisations, companies or individuals may submit entries on behalf of themselves or others and may enter the same project in a maximum of one category . Organisations can enter separate projects in multiple categories.

Particular credit will be given to projects which demonstrate results having quality and/or efficiency benefits which could be replicated elsewhere, thereby having a greater impact than their initial focus.


  • KEY DATES
  • Closed for entry
  • Nomination deadline:
    Friday 28 July
  • Judging day: Tuesday 18 July
  • Finalists notification: Tuesday 1 August – Friday 4 August
  • Awards presentation:
    Thursday 12 October at Sanofi UK & Ireland headquarters in Guildford, Surrey
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