Diabetes Education Programmes – Healthcare Professionals and People with Diabetes

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Are you involved in diabetes education for healthcare professionals?

What are you doing to better inform and empower children, young people and emerging adults, and adults living with diabetes and their families/carers?

This award has two entry sections:

  • Initiatives for the educational needs of HCPs to advance skills and knowledge to support effective and efficient management of  children, young people and emerging adults, and adults with diabetes
  • Initiatives to educate and empower children, young people and emerging adults, and adults living with diabetes and their families/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 from community or secondary settings, children and adult, with all types of diabetes.

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 2018 and December 2019.

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.

Winner 2019, Diabetes Education Programmes – Healthcare Professionals

Digital Safety Training Improving Ward Staff Insulin Competency and Confidence by Cambridge Diabetes Education Programme

“It was a great honour winning a QiC Diabetes Award in 2019.  The Safe Use of Insulin in Hospital digital training was delivered in collaboration with Dr Sam Rice, Chris Cottrell and PocketMedic.  We are all very proud of the training and the positive impact it is having on ward staff’s competency, confidence and guideline familiarity in a variety of organisations.  Many more trusts are now considering implementing it as a diabetes staff training tool to reduced clinical incidents and improve insulin safety.  As a result of success of CDEP’s hospital-focussed insulin safety training, we developed a second insulin safety training package for staff working in the community, which was launched in September 2019, increasing the reach and impact of our online insulin safety training.  In March 2020, we will launch a series of 1 minute films focussing on various aspects of insulin therapy further enriching the insulin safety resources offered by this training.”

Candice Ward, Lead CDEP Educator

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


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.


Project planning: describe the identified need for the initiative. Organisation, stakeholders, planned timeframes and milestones. Evidence of clear, specific goals and outcome measures including reasoning behind these. How did you involve service users?


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.


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


Effectiveness: demonstrate project effectiveness to illustrate demonstrable quality and efficiency improvement(s), how the initiative brought about change to support improved outcomes and what was the impact for people with diabetes?


Timeliness: did you achieve your goals in desired/required time frame?


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.


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


Sustainability and evidence for sharing practice and dissemination:
(1)Detail of potential or secured commitment to the initiative including length of plan, resources, stakeholders, 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.


Remember: entries without results will not be judged

Don’t forget: provide a copy of any previous submission(s) for this work

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