Healthcare providers, social care, patient associations, charities, non-governmental agencies and pharmaceutical companies can improve outcomes for people with diabetes, through high-quality, cost-effective treatment and management.
Collaborations across traditional sector boundaries provide opportunities to improve patient outcomes through joint working ensuring that patients get optimal care, with support to help them maximise the benefits of treatment across health and social care.
Eligible work will demonstrate joint development and implementation of patient-centred projects together with shared commitment to successful delivery. These initiatives may have operated at a local or national level.
This award will recognise outstanding collaborative projects that demonstrate working with internal and external stakeholders to achieve a common goal, i.e. 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 should demonstrate clear, specific goals with outcomes that have been evaluated using appropriate baseline and follow-up measures. There should be evidence of innovative collaboration, 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 to this category could include:
- Collaborative working between health, social care teams, charities and patient groups
- Service referral and key relationships
- Clinical collaboration:
- Long-term care planning for multiple and complex illnesses
- Collaboration between primary and specialist care to identify diabetes issues early and avoid long-term complications
- Community collaboration initiatives
- Patient safety initiatives
- Non-traditional collaborations i.e. technology, IT and communications
- Clinical Commissioning Group partnerships i.e. prevention, safety initiatives
- Local authority/government partnerships
- Digital and technology initiatives: should be UK or Ireland based (even if they are used globally). Work must have been conducted during the 18-month period between July 2017 and December 2018 to be eligible