Best initiative to reduce variation in diabetes care (NEW for 2015)

This category recognises initiatives which address the variation in standards or outcomes of care and can demonstrate improvements in reducing that variation.

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

Entries must demonstrate evidence of the following:

  • A clearly identified problem(s), demonstrating the variation in an area of diabetes care and the probable cause, with coherent aims, objectives, a documented programme of care with timescales, evidence of outcomes and follow-up data showing improvement
  • Involvement of stakeholders and/or people with diabetes in developing the initiative
  • Improved clinical and/or quality of life and/or psychosocial outcomes which demonstrate reduced variation
  • 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
  • Significantly improved patient outcomes and experience in terms of diabetes management.

Outcomes may include:

  • Improved patient access and engagement
  • Reduced health inequalities
  • Demonstrable reduction in variation.





Debbie Tuesley
+44 (0)1372 414243

Siobhan Thwaites
+44 (0)1372 414247

The Diabetes Times


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