Best initiative for children, young people and emerging adults

This category is open to any initiative aimed at children, young people and emerging adults (up to 25 years old) with diabetes and their families. The initiative can be at any stage from diagnosis, for different age groups and up to transfer from children’s to transition/adult services.

Programmes may address any element of the care pathway, whether clinical, educational, psychological or social well-being and are welcomed from specialist, primary or community settings.

Entries must demonstrate evidence of the following:

  • A clearly identified initiative with coherent aims, objectives, a documented programme with timescales, clear outcomes for each objective and outcome data
  • Involvement of stakeholders and/or people with diabetes in developing the initiative
  • Improved clinical and/or quality of life and/or psychosocial outcomes
  • Quality improvement with reference to cost savings
  • Patient stories demonstrating benefit
  • Sustainability of the initiative
  • Evidence of quality improvement in the six dimensions of quality improvement; ie, there should be evidence of safety, effectiveness, efficiency (including cost savings) as well as being patient-centred, equitable and timely.

Evidence should also be shown of:

  • Transferability to other areas/organisations/departments and sectors
  • Impact on healthcare professionals, staff and/or the organisation, children, young people and families
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork and/or collaboration across departments, organisations and sectors
  • Improvements in the patient pathway and patient experience
  • Improvement in accessibility of care/information/support
  • Significant improvement in outcomes (clinical, self-care, behaviour change, psychosocial, well-being, engagement, communication).





Debbie Tuesley
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Siobhan Thwaites
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The Diabetes Times


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