Mind and Body Healthy Together – Emotional Wellbeing Programmes for People with Diabetes

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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 children, young people, emerging adults and adults, with diabetes of all ages and/or their families and carers.

Initiatives are not limited to people with ‘diagnosable/classifiable’ psychological problems.

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 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.

Winner 2019

Mind and Body Healthy Together – Emotional Wellbeing Programmes for People with Diabetes - Adults

Embedding Psychotherapy Within a Community Diabetes Team by Diabetes Care for You, by Sussex Community Foundation Trust

“Winning the QiC Diabetes 2019 Mind and Body Healthy Together, Adults award was incredibly special and important. To be recognised for the way in which Diabetes Care for You (DCFY) embeds psychotherapy within all aspects of the diabetes community illustrates the acceptance and the importance of connecting the mind and body for positive self-management of diabetes. This initiative has already been showcased to commissioners to illustrate how psychological services can work for people with diabetes and what they should actually look like. The award confirms that the service should be a template for ‘best practice’ and has been used within our service literature and in publications for Diabetes UK. Multiple agencies (diabetes and psychological) have contacted us to find out ‘how it is done’. Internally (within our own Trust) the award has highlighted the importance of emotional health in the management of all physical illnesses and difficulties. We (the diabetes psychotherapy team) feel proud that our work is recognised nationally and internationally.”

Jackie Fosbury, Diabetes Psychotherapy Lead, Diabetes Care for You, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

Winner 2019

Mind and Body Healthy Together – Emotional Wellbeing Programmes for People with Diabetes – Children, Young People and Emerging Adults

Wrexham Young Adult Diabetes Service: Getting Our Heads Around Diabetes by Wrexham Maelor Hospital (Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board)

“Winning the QiC Award has been a huge boost to our service and our wider team. It has given us a platform to promote our service design and ethos across the UK. The award has also enabled us to demonstrate to decision makers in our trust that the work that we do is highly regarded across the UK, which will allow us to secure additional future resources.”

Dr Rose Stewart, Principal Clinical Psychologist, Wrexham Maelor Hospital (Betsi Cadwaladr 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.


Innovation: 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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  • 2021 KEY DATES
  • Open for entry:
    Tuesday 20 April 2021
  • Entry deadline: Friday 2 July 2021
  • Judging day:
    Tuesday 7 September 2021
  • Awards ceremony:
    Thursday 14 October 2021