Best initiative to reduce re-admissions

This category recognises those organisations that have successfully implemented initiatives which have enabled them to reduce admissions and re-admissions, in particular in developing strategies to tackle frequent attendance and/or to improve the safer discharge of people with diabetes from one area of care to another.

Entries are welcomed from both the primary and specialist care setting.

Entries must demonstrate evidence of the following:

  • A clearly identified problem(s) with coherent aims, objectives, a documented programme of care with timescales, evidence of outcomes and follow-up data 
  • Involvement of stakeholders and/or people with diabetes in developing the initiative
  • Improved clinical and/or quality of life and/or psychosocial outcomes
  • Sustainability of the initiative
  • Cost-effectiveness.
Evidence should also be shown of:
  • Transferability to other areas/organisations/departments and sectors
  • Impact on staff and/or the organisation
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork and/or collaboration across departments, organisations and sectors
  • Improved effectiveness of care, with tangible indicators such as reduction of hospital admissions, length of stay, the number of re-admissions or an impact on preventable frequent attendance
  • Improved patient experience
  • Assessment of quality improvement before and after the change initiative.
Outcomes may include:
  • Improved patient access and engagement
  • Reduced health inequalities
  • Improved working relationships between primary and specialist care
  • Reduction in hospital admissions
  • Greater engagement of local community services
  • Improved step-down or discharge initiatives from secondary care.





Debbie Tuesley
+44 (0)1372 414243

Siobhan Thwaites
+44 (0)1372 414247

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