Dissemination and Sustainability Award

This award recognises people and teams who have previously been recognised within QiC Diabetes.

Have you consistently sustained the service commissioning of your initiative for a minimum of two years?

Initiatives will have successfully disseminated and sustained best practice for a minimum period of two years for the ultimate benefit of people with diabetes and/or their families and carers.

If you have previously been recognised by QiC Diabetes (winners, highly commended, commended, finalist) please complete the entry form and attach your original award winning entry.

Entries should demonstrate clear, specific goals with outcomes that have been evaluated using appropriate baseline and follow-up measures. There should be evidence for sharing practice and dissemination, sustainability and detail of project planning, methods, safety considerations, effectiveness, timeliness, user feedback, and cost efficiency and economic viability.

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 highlighting the key sustainability and dissemination aspects

5

Evidence for sharing practice and dissemination: 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

15

Sustainability: detail of potential or secured commitment to the initiative, including length of plan, resources, stakeholders, funding sources. For demonstrable sustainability, describe integration, compatibility, barriers encountered, evaluation and milestones

15

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

10

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?

10

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


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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