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 people with diabetes
- Initiatives to educate and empower people with diabetes and/or their families and 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, all types 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 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.
Entry section 1: education initiatives for healthcare professionals
Entries could include:
- Programmes, tools and resources for non-registered and registered HCP practitioners
- Mentoring services
- Train the trainer programmes i.e. HCP trained to train other HCPs in the management of diabetes
- Diabetes screening, diagnosis, treatment, care planning and management of diabetes complications
- Foot risk awareness and management
- insulin safety, safe use of insulin pumps and associated devices/tools
- Care of children and young people
- Reducing variation of care
- Increasing patient attendance rates: clinic, education etc.
- Pharmacies working to provide safe effective pharmacological management of diabetes to include cross disease management with diabetes as primary disease.
Entry section 2: education initiatives for people with diabetes and/or their families/carers
Entries could include:
- GP practice/CCG programmes for significant improvement in attendance at structured education programmes
- Health literacy in self-management – bridging the gap between what HCPs know and what patients and families/carers understand
- Educational 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
- Safety and awareness of potential complications and early warning signs
- Personalised advice on weight management, nutrition and physical activity from appropriately trained healthcare professional 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 and contraception
- Self-management education for people with diabetes who have long term conditions requiring specialist services e.g. cardiovascular disease or cystic fibrosis.