Diabetes Team of the Year

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Do you work in a multidisciplinary or collaborative team that has made an outstanding contribution to the treatment and management of people with diabetes?

Teamwork plays a critical and growing role in high-quality diabetes care.

This award recognises the value of outstanding multidisciplinary or collaborative team achievements and contributions that help better prevent, diagnose or treat diabetes and support self-care management to improve the experience and outcomes for children, young people and emerging adults with diabetes and/or their families/carers.

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 innovative teamwork, 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.

QiC Diabetes 2019 Winner Diabetes Team of the Year – Adults 

Personalised SMS Care Plan for Diabetes by West Green Surgery

"Winning the QiC Diabetes award has been extremely important for our surgery and the wider team. It has recognised the hard work that the staff have done, but also rewarded the innovative ideas that the team had come up with and had shown to be effective. We are very proud that the work we had done for our patients was recognised at the awards, and this has spurred the team on to be more competitive in providing care for the patients."

Dr Nazmul Akunjee, GP West Green Surgery

Winner 2019 Diabetes Collaboration Initiative of the Year - Adults

World Foods: First Visual Carb Awareness book for BAME Communities by NWL Diabetes Transformation Programme, Strategy and Transformation Team and Carbs and Cals

“To even be nominated was an unbelievable experience and then actually winning the QIC award was incredible. We have a number of people to thank for the support they offered in helping us to achieve the award including the Brent Diabetes team and the North West London Diabetes transformation programme who believed in our vision. This award has recognised the passion we all have and allowed our organisations to show how dedicated we all are to improving care for people living with diabetes by doing things differently and creating long-term change. Winning this award is so special because it is incredible to have your efforts recognised by experts in your field.”

Dr Joan St John a GP Clinical Lead NW London Diabetes Programme and Diabetes UK Clinical Champion and Salma Mehar – Consultant Dietitian  NW London Diabetes Programme, co-authors of World Food Book

Winner 2019 Diabetes Collaboration Initiative of the Year Children, Young People and Emerging Adults

Quality Improvement Innovation to Improve Early Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Young People byAmbika Shetty, Maria Dyban, Justin Warner, Jon Mathias, Catrin Bucknall, Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

“The QIC award for collaborative initiative was a great opportunity for our paediatric diabetes team, our primary care colleagues and for me personally to celebrate the recognition of a new way of working together to improve early diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in children. This has encouraged us to use this approach, and to be a role model across Wales and the wider NHS organisation.”

Dr Ambika Shetty Consultant Paediatrician Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

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


Innovative teamwork: 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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