Mind and Body Healthy Together – Emotional Wellbeing Programmes for People with Diabetes
Do you work in an emotional support team? Have you or your team made significant positive changes to the emotional wellbeing for people with diabetes and/or their families and carers?
This category recognises initiatives that deliver emotional wellbeing support for people with diabetes of all ages and/or their families and carers.
Initiatives are not limited to people with ‘diagnosable/classifiable’ psychological problems.
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.
Entries to this category could include:
- Holistic programmes for healthy mind and body
- Understanding and accepting a new diagnosis
- Managing fear, stress and avoiding diabetes burnouts
- Screening tools and care planning
- Management of needle phobias and fear of self-injecting
- Eating disorders and diabulimia
- Access to evidence-based psychological therapies for people living with diabetes
- Integration of specialist psychological expertise as part of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) in primary and secondary care
- 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
Innovation: 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
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 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