Patient Care Pathway - Closed for entry

Have you or your multidisciplinary team (MDT) made significant positive changes to services that are based in the community and/or in hospital for people with diabetes?

Entries will be judged in two groups, please tick relevant box on entry form

  • Initiatives led by children, young people and emerging adults and/or families and carers
  • Initiatives led by adults and/or families and carers

An efficient patient care pathway is critical to empower people and/or their families/carers to self-manage their diabetes and avoid unnecessary complications. Based on their needs and goals, the focus to the patient care pathway is to improve the quality and delivery of effective integrated services that are based in the community and/or in hospital.

Entries should demonstrate clear goals that are specific and measurable with evidence of innovation, methods, effectiveness, timeliness, safety, savings, sustainability and replication (see entry guidelines and criteria for scoring process).

Projects can be at a local or national level

Examples include:

  • Best practice for HCP-led initiative for community and/or hospital settings
  • Best practice for children, young people and emerging adults
  • Best practice for nutritional and pharmacological management pathways
  • Best practice for clinical engagement, leadership and governance to drive improvement and quality of services
  • Best practice for commissioning services supporting new models of care in an integrated framework:
    • Self-management and health literacy
    • Healthcare professional support
    • Community and hospital based integrated care
    • Addressing variation: postcode, hard-to-reach and vulnerable groups, specialist services
    • Specialist care pathway: ie people with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes, inpatient care, cardiovascular or peripheral vascular disease, preconception and pregnancy, paediatric diabetes.

Judging criteria and scoring grid

Judging criteria

Criteria

Maximum score attainable

Comments

A

Summary

10

 

B

Innovation

30

 

C

Method

10

 

D

RESULTS

 

Total of 30 points divided between 5 quality improvement areas

 

1. Effectiveness

10

To include efficiency improvements

 

2. Timeliness

5

 
 

3. User feedback

5

 
 

4. Safety

5

 
 

5. Financial savings

5

 

E

Sustainability and spread

20

How do you plan to sustain your project?

Is your project reproducible elsewhere


  • KEY DATES
  • Closed for entry
  • Nomination deadline:
    People's Award extended until
    29 August
  • Voting deadline:
    Diabetes Healthcare Professional of the Year – 1 September
    Outstanding Educator of the Year –
    1 September
  • Judging day: Tuesday 18 July
  • Finalists notification: Tuesday 1 August – Friday 4 August
  • Awards presentation:
    Thursday 12 October at Sanofi UK & Ireland headquarters in Guildford, Surrey
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