Diabetes Team of the Year

Do you work in a team that has made an outstanding contribution to the treatment and management of diabetes in children, young people and emerging 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 children, young people and emerging 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 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.




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




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.


Teamwork & Collaboration


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


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?




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


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



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.




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?




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


User feedback


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


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


Sustainability and evidence for sharing practice  and dissemination


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.

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