Entry categories - initiatives for adults

Entry categories - initiatives for adults

Do you work in a type 1 specialist service team?

Have you or your team made significant positive changes to an adult type 1 specialist service?

This category recognises initiatives that deliver specialist support for adults with type 1 diabetes and have demonstrated positive impact on the diagnosis and management of type 1 diabetes and associated secondary complications.

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, effectiveness, timeliness, safety considerations, economic viability and evidence of potential/demonstrable sustainability and dissemination.

Entries to this category could include:

  • Specialist services for newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes
  • Annual care planning initiatives
  • Patient care pathways
  • 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 2016 and December 2017
  • Best practice approaches for learning disabilities, other languages
  • Blood glucose management/monitoring initiatives
  • Psychological wellbeing services eg diabetes distress, sexual dysfunction, insulin omission
  • Preconception and pregnancy
  • Innovations in insulin therapy
  • Inpatient care
  • Emerging adult to adult service transitions
  • Peer to peer support
  • Screening and management/secondary prevention of complications.

Scoring criteria, judges will be looking for evidence of:

Section

Title

Section scores

Guidance on content

Section 7

Main Outcomes

Max 20 points from 2 subsections

For this category the judges are particularly interested in the innovative aspects of your initiative. This is highlighted in the first section of the submission statement

A

Summary

5

Background, brief overview of the initiative.

B

Innovation

15

Demonstrate evidence of innovation: what is new and different about your initiative eg novel approaches, creative solutions to longstanding problems, bridging gaps in care etc.

Section 8

Planning & Methods

Max 40  points from 3 subsections

This section provides further details of how the initiative was developed

A

Project planning

15

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?

B

Methods

15

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.

C

Safety considerations

10

Describe risk assessment, clinical governance, ethics and any other safety considerations and how these were addressed

D

RESULTS

Total of 40 points divided between 5 quality improvement areas

This section provides details of results for outcomes outlined in Section 8A-8C, along with user feedback, economic viability, potential or achieved impact, dissemination and sustainability.

1

Effectiveness

10

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

2

Timeliness

5

Did you achieve your goals in desired/required time frame?

3

User feedback

5

Describe how feedback was collected and bias was minimised. Provide examples of service user feedback and explain how this is used.

4

Cost efficiency and economic viability

5

Maximising quality health outcomes and minimising NHS costs, getting better value from the NHS budget

5

Sustainability and evidence for sharing practice  and dissemination

15

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.

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


Please note type 1 pathways should be entered into the type 1 specialist service category

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

An efficient patient care pathway is critical to empower self-management and avoid unnecessary complications. Based on patient needs and goals, the focus of 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, 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, effectiveness, timeliness, safety considerations, economic viability and evidence of potential/demonstrable sustainability and dissemination.

Two entry sections to choose from:

A. Generic pathways

Entries to this category could include:

  • Best practice for non-specialist healthcare professional and allied health care professional led initiative for community and/or hospital settings
  • Best practice for nutritional and pharmacological management pathways
  • Best use of 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 2016 and December 2017 to be eligible
  • 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

B. Specialist care pathways

Entries to this category could include:

  • Best practice reasonable adjustments for learning disabilities
  • Inpatient diabetes team, shared records and advice line
  • Management services for acute diabetes emergencies in varied clinical settings such as:
    • Hospital care pathway
    • Wound care, avoidance of heel pressure sores
    • Patient safety + protecting from harm
  • Cardiovascular and peripheral vascular disease
  • Preconception, pregnancy (pre-existing and gestational diabetes) and menopause
  • Vision – optometrist and ophthalmology
  • Foot care and podiatry
  • Psychological wellbeing
  • Renal disease and dialysis
  • Oral Health

Scoring criteria, judges will be looking for evidence of:

Section

Title

Section scores

Guidance on content

Section 7

Main Outcomes

Max 20 points from 2 subsections

For this category the judges are particularly interested in the innovative aspects of your initiative. This is highlighted in the first section of the submission statement

A

Summary

5

Background, brief overview of the initiative.

B

Innovation

15

Demonstrate evidence of innovation: what is new and different about your initiative eg novel approaches, creative solutions to longstanding problems, bridging gaps in care etc.

Section 8

Planning & Methods

Max 40  points from 3 subsections

This section provides further details of how the initiative was developed

A

Project planning

15

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?

B

Methods

15

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.

C

Safety considerations

10

Describe risk assessment, clinical governance, ethics and any other safety considerations and how these were addressed

D

RESULTS

Total of 40 points divided between 5 quality improvement areas

This section provides details of results for outcomes outlined in Section 8A-8C, along with user feedback, economic viability, potential or achieved impact, dissemination and sustainability.

1

Effectiveness

10

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

2

Timeliness

5

Did you achieve your goals in desired/required time frame?

3

User feedback

5

Describe how feedback was collected and bias was minimised. Provide examples of service user feedback and explain how this is used.

4

Cost efficiency and economic viability

5

Maximising quality health outcomes and minimising NHS costs, getting better value from the NHS budget

5

Sustainability and evidence for sharing practice  and dissemination

15

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.

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


What are you doing to better inform and empower adults living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and their families/carers?

This award recognises those teams and individuals that are working to educate and empower adults to self-manage their diabetes to help those living with diabetes and stay as healthy as possible. Programmes may include structured education, other education initiatives, influencing clinical, psychological or social well-being and are welcomed from community or clinical settings.

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, effectiveness, timeliness, safety considerations, economic viability and evidence of potential/demonstrable sustainability and dissemination.

Entries to this category could include:

  • GP practice/CCG significant improvement in attendance at structured education programmes
  • Health literacy in self-management – bridging the gap between what HCPs know and what patients and families/carers understand
  • Educational 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 2016 and December 2017 to be eligible
  • Safety and awareness of potential complications and early warning signs
  • Personalised advice on weight management, nutrition and physical activity from appropriately trained healthcare professional as part of structured education programme
  • Psychological wellbeing
  • Pharmacies working to provide safe effective pharmacological management of diabetes to include cross disease management with diabetes as primary disease
  • Foot and eye care education and services initiatives
  • Women’s health: preconception, pregnancy, contraception and menopause
  • Self management education for people with diabetes who have long term conditions requiring specialist services eg cardiovascular disease or cystic fibrosis

Scoring criteria, judges will be looking for evidence of:

Section

Title

Section scores

Guidance on content

Section 7

Main Outcomes

Max 20 points from 2 subsections

For this category the judges are particularly interested in the innovative aspects of your initiative. This is highlighted in the first section of the submission statement

A

Summary

5

Background, brief overview of the initiative.

B

Innovation

15

Demonstrate evidence of innovation: what is new and different about your initiative eg novel approaches, creative solutions to longstanding problems, bridging gaps in care etc.

Section 8

Planning & Methods

Max 40  points from 3 subsections

This section provides further details of how the initiative was developed

A

Project planning

15

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?

B

Methods

15

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.

C

Safety considerations

10

Describe risk assessment, clinical governance, ethics and any other safety considerations and how these were addressed

D

RESULTS

Total of 40 points divided between 5 quality improvement areas

This section provides details of results for outcomes outlined in Section 8A-8C, along with user feedback, economic viability, potential or achieved impact, dissemination and sustainability.

1

Effectiveness

10

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

2

Timeliness

5

Did you achieve your goals in desired/required time frame?

3

User feedback

5

Describe how feedback was collected and bias was minimised. Provide examples of service user feedback and explain how this is used.

4

Cost efficiency and economic viability

5

Maximising quality health outcomes and minimising NHS costs, getting better value from the NHS budget

5

Sustainability and evidence for sharing practice  and dissemination

15

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.

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


Do you work in a collaborative partnership that has improved or changed the treatment and management of diabetes for adults?

Healthcare providers, social care, patient associations, charities, non-governmental agencies and pharmaceutical companies can improve outcomes for people with diabetes, through

high-quality, cost-effective treatment and management.

Collaborations across traditional sector boundaries provide opportunities to improve patient outcomes through joint working to ensure that patients get optimal care, with support to help them maximise the benefits of treatment across health and social care.

Eligible work will demonstrate joint development and implementation of patient-centred projects together with shared commitment to successful delivery. These initiatives may have operated at a local or national level.

This award will recognise outstanding collaborative projects that demonstrate working with internal and external stakeholders to achieve a common goal, ie initiatives created and implemented by multi-organisational partnership: for example, work carried out by teams comprising NHS, charities social care etc. that significantly contribute to self-management, avoidance of complications and treatment of diabetes.

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, effectiveness, timeliness, safety considerations, economic viability and evidence of potential/demonstrable sustainability and dissemination.

Entries to this category could include:

  • Collaborative working between health, social care teams, charities and patient groups
  • Service referral and key relationships
  • Clinical collaboration:
    • Long-term care planning for multiple and complex illnesses
    • Collaboration between primary and specialist care to identify diabetes issues early and avoid long-term complications
    • Community collaboration initiatives
    • Patient safety initiatives
  • Non-traditional collaborations eg technology, IT and communications
  • Clinical Commissioning Group partnerships eg prevention, safety initiatives
  • Local authority/government partnerships
  • 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 2016 and December 2017 to be eligible

Scoring criteria, judges will be looking for evidence of:


Scoring criteria, judges will be looking for evidence of:

Section

Title

Section score

Guidance on content

Section 7

Main Outcomes

Max 35 points from 3 subsections

For this category the judges are primarily interested in the innovation and collaborative aspects of your initiative. This is highlighted in the first section of the submission statement.

A

Summary

5

Background, brief overview of the initiative

B

Innovation

15

Demonstrate evidence of innovation: what is new and different about your initiative eg novel collaborations, creative solutions to traditional barriers to collaborative working.

C

Collaboration

15

Demonstrate strong leadership and collaboration partnerships to delivers solutions supporting improved diabetes services and outcomes.

Section 8

Planning & Methods

Max 30 points from 3 subsections

This section provides further details of how the initiative was developed

A

Project Planning

10

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?

B

Methods

10

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.

C

Safety Considerations

10

Describe risk assessment, clinical governance, ethics and any other safety considerations and how these were addressed.

D

RESULTS

Max 35 points divided between 5 quality improvement areas

This section provides detail of results for the outcomes described in section 8A-8C above, along with user feedback, economic viability and potential or achieved impact

1

Effectiveness

10

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

2

Timeliness

5

Did you achieve your goals in desired/required time frame?

3

User feedback

5

Describe how feedback was collected and bias was minimised. Provide examples of service user feedback and explain how this is used.

4

Cost efficiency and economic viability

5

Maximising quality health outcomes and minimising NHS costs, getting better value from the NHS budget.

5

Sustainability and evidence for sharing practice  and dissemination

10

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.


Achieved spread of initiative to wider geographical areas or other healthcare settings. Include details of strategy, communication of outcomes, key messages, objectives and evaluation undertaken.


Do you work in a team that has made an outstanding contribution to the treatment and management of diabetes in adults?

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 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 innovation, and detail of project planning, methods, effectiveness, timeliness, safety considerations, economic viability and evidence of potential/demonstrable sustainability and dissemination.

Entrants 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 2016 and December 2017 to be eligible

Scoring criteria, judges will be looking for evidence of:

Section

Title

Section score

Guidance on content

Section 7

Main Outcomes

Max 35 points from 3 subsections

For this category the judges are particularly interested in the innovation and team working aspects of your initiative. This is highlighted in the first section of the submission statement.

A

Summary

5

Background, brief overview of your entry highlighting why your team initiative stands out

B

Innovation

15

Demonstrate evidence of innovation: what is new and different about your initiative eg novel approaches to multidisciplinary working, creative solutions to longstanding barriers to effective teamwork.

C

Teamwork & Collaboration

15

Describe team members, leadership and structure, along with evidence of how effective teamwork supported improved service user experience and outcomes.

Section 8

Planning & Methods

Max 30 points from 3 subsections

This section provides further details of how the initiative was developed

A

Project Planning

10

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?

B

Methods

10

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.

C

Safety Considerations

10

Describe risk assessment, clinical governance, ethics and any other safety considerations and how these were addressed.

D

RESULTS

Max 35 points divided between 5 quality improvement areas

This section provides details of results for outcomes outlined in Section 8A-8C, along with user feedback, economic viability, potential or achieved impact, dissemination and sustainability.

1

Effectiveness

10

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

2

Timeliness

5

Did you achieve your goals in desired/required time frame?

3

User feedback

5

Describe how feedback was collected and bias was minimised. Provide examples of service user feedback and explain how this is used.

4

Cost efficiency and economic viability

5

Maximising quality health outcomes and minimising NHS costs, getting better value from the NHS budget.

5

Sustainability and evidence for sharing practice  and dissemination

10

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.

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.



  • KEY DATES
  • Launch at Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2018:
    14 March
  • Judging day: 19 July
  • Awards ceremony: 18 October
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