Prevention and Early Diagnosis Type 2 Diabetes

Do you work in prevention and early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and/or its associated complications in the under 25s age or adult category?

This category recognises the impact of preventative initiatives to help people and their families and/or carers to live healthier lives and reduce the risk of developing type 2 or gestational diabetes, and of early diagnosis, and diabetes management initiatives to optimise outcomes and reduce complications.

Entries may be submitted by NHS organisations, charities, national bodies, CCGs, local authorities, schools, pharmacies and private/consumer brand initiatives operating at a locality, regional or national level.

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:

  • Diabetes awareness and promotion of healthy diet and lifestyle for the general population and for specific at risk groups, such as those with a family history of type 2 diabetes, previous gestational diabetes, people from more socially deprived areas and the BAME community.
  • Life-threatening disease avoidance through initiatives which impact and lower risk of developing diabetes eg cardiovascular health, obesity interventions
  • Initiatives addressing health literacy
  • Increasing screening uptake or improving screening eg diagnosing diabetes. in optometrist practices, pharmacies, A&E, company health check initiatives
  • Use of diagnostic tools
  • Digital and technology initiatives to aid prevention, diagnosis or management of type 2 diabetes and/or associated complications: 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
  • Local/regional/national initiatives aimed at improving care and outcomes for people diagnosed with type 2 or gestational diabetes eg:
    • Psychological wellbeing initiatives addressing.mood/depression, sexual dysfunction, disordered eating
    • Dietary or weight management initiatives for those diagnosed with T2DM or GDM
    • Annual care planning initiatives
    • Patient safety modules
    • Adapting best practice approaches for particular needs eg learning disabilities, other languages
    • Blood glucose management/monitoring initiatives
    • Innovations in prescribable diabetes therapies
  • Innovative practice models supporting accurate and timely diagnosis or improving management and outcomes of complications relating to type 2 and gestational diabetes eg
    • Short-term: hypoglycaemia, hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state (HHS)
    • Long term: cardiovascular disease, ophthalmic complications, renal disease, autonomic or peripheral neuropathies, adverse pregnancy outcomes

Scoring criteria, judges will be looking for evidence of:



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




Background, brief overview of the initiative.




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


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



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.




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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