Best initiative in specialised services (NEW for 2015)

This category recognises innovation in specialist services including inpatient care, renal, pump services, footcare and antenatal care including preconception. The initiative may relate to inpatients, as well as outpatients and be delivered in primary, secondary, community or integrated care venues. We encourage applications demonstrating multidisciplinary and/or cross-organisational working.

Entries must demonstrate evidence of the following:

  • A clearly identified problem(s) with coherent aims, objectives, a documented programme of care with timescales, evidence of outcomes and follow-up data
  • Involvement of stakeholders and/or people with diabetes in developing the initiative
  • Evidence of quality improvement in the six dimensions of quality improvement; ie there should be evidence of safety, effectiveness, efficiency (including cost savings) as well as being patient-centred, equitable and timely  
  • Sustainability
  • User stories.

Evidence should also be shown of:

  • User involvement in service design and evaluation
  • Transferability to other areas/organisations/departments and sectors
  • Impact on staff and/or the organisation
  • Innovation.





Debbie Tuesley
+44 (0)1372 414243

Siobhan Thwaites
+44 (0)1372 414247

The Diabetes Times


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