Best initiative to support equality of care in vulnerable and 'hard to reach' groups

This category is open to any improvement programme aimed at improving equality of care and reducing variation through supporting vulnerable and hard to reach groups. This may include people from ethnic minorities; those with learning disabilities; who are physically disabled; in nursing homes, schools or other institutions; housebound, or the frail and elderly. The initiative can be based in specialist, primary or community settings.

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
  • 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
  • Patient stories demonstrating benefit
  • Sustainability of the initiative.

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
  • Engagement from key stakeholders.





Debbie Tuesley
+44 (0)1372 414243

Siobhan Thwaites
+44 (0)1372 414247

The Diabetes Times


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