Diabetes Team Initiative of the Year – Children, Young People and Emerging Adults

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Engaging to Improve: Outcomes of the Young Adult Clinic Restructure

by Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Achieving good glycaemic outcomes for young adults with diabetes remained a challenge at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. Towards the end of 2015, patient engagement was poor with high non-attendance in clinics. Through a process of team briefings and service user feedback, a number of changes were made, including a clinic restructure. Outcomes at the end of 2016 showed a significantly lower non-attendance rate, quadrupled rates of patients achieving HbA1c <53mmol/mol, very positive user satisfaction and financial gains.

Judges comment:

"Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust have put together a project that has a made brilliant use of social media. This reflects the focus on young adults/those facing the university years. It has excellent outcomes and fantastic feedback."


Data Driven Quality Improvement Utilising Multiple Initiatives in Paediatric Diabetes

by Children’s Hospital for Wales

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This project was concerned with using multiple quality improvement initiatives simultaneously to drive improvements in HbA1c. The project achieved its aim with an 8mmol/mol improvement in the clinic median HbA1c over one year. It was also well received with positive patient/parental experience about the impact of the new initiatives and changes. This project is sustainable within its own centre and can undergo continuous evaluation and enhancement. It is also transferable to other centres or used in partnership across networks.

Judges comment:

"This team took the innovative approach to look outside of the UK and adapted their project from work being undertaken in Sweden. They demonstrated a clear improvement in team working and had good results."


FRED Workshops: Food, Relationships, Exercise with Diabetes

by The Hillingdon Hospital

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The FRED workshop is a multidisciplinary initiative designed to empower self management among patients with type 1 diabetes, and their parents. It deals with all aspects of living with diabetes every day, ranging from psychological issues, to exercise, to self dose adjustment. It is delivered using a unique format which consists of variations of group participation combining young people independently from their parents as well as combined sessions with parents and parents independently from their children.

Judges comment:

"The FRED Workshops really fill a gap in terms of structured education for children, young people and emerging adults. It is a fantastic peer support programme, which also provides parents/carers with a practical opportunity to support their children/young people."


Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) Approach Improves Glycaemic Control, Patient Satisfaction and Patient Engagement in Children and Young People with T1DM

by Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals NHS Trust

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This novel project started in 2014 working in collaboration with the clinical psychologists services training all diabetes team members in the SFBT (Solution Focused Brief Therapy) approach over 12 months. It works from the premise that the SFBT therapy should be a routine feature of the diabetes team’s care and viewed as more of a life coaching approach than a rescue for psychological problems. It sees children who have type 1 diabetes as just that, not a child who is diabetes.

Judges comment:

"This submission had a brilliantly strong involvement and partnership from service users. It is sustainable and changed the team approach."

To register your interest in QiC Diabetes 2018, please contact Amy Watson at awatson@pmlive.com

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