Diabetes Team of the Year

Do you work in a 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 team achievements and contributions that help better prevent, diagnose or treat diabetes and support self-care management to improve the experience and outcomes for adults, children, young people and emerging adults with diabetes and/or their families/carers.

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.

Entries to this category could include:

  • Multidisciplinary teams
  • Structured education teams
  • Service referral teams
  • Clinical commissioning groups
  • GP practice initiatives
  • NHS organisations
  • Community teams
  • In patient teams
  • Specialist service teams
  • Management team that has introduced significant advances in clinical practice, diabetes service user support (including links to social care), service quality or efficiency
  • 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

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

5

Innovative teamwork: it is essential that applicants explain how their initiative is different and innovative compared with others e.g. novel approaches, creative solutions to longstanding problems, bridging gaps in care etc. Describe team members, leadership and structure, along with evidence of how effective teamwork supported improved service user experience and outcomes

20

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?

5

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

10

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

5

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

15

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

5

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

15

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

10

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.

10


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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