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Preventing Diabetes in North West London
by CWHHE CCG Collaboration
CWHHE CCG Collaborative created an annual review programme and offered referral into the National Diabetes Prevention Programme. The aim was to achieve reduction in weight, blood glucose parameters and progression to type 2 diabetes, and to maximise completion rates for attendees and ensure good data capture allowing detailed evaluation of the intervention. Evaluation has shown positive feedback from participants, GPs and commissioners, and the CCGs have been selected as the only Wave 1 site for the NHS Digital Diabetes Prevention Pilot.
"This ambitious project is clever, holistic and beautifully executed. It ticked all the boxes and gave the judges everything they were looking for. The organisation is impressive, the scale of the project is remarkable and the team’s multifaceted approach stood out. This programme is miles ahead of everything else."
Redesign of the North East Essex Diabetes Foot Pathway
by Suffolk GP Federation
This redesign of the diabetes foot pathway in North East Essex resulted in a NICE-compliant pathway and required no additional funding. In fact, it saved funds which were reinvested into the service to increase vascular, orthopaedic and orthotic time. The service began in 2014 with a fixed budget of £2m with no additional funding in the five-year contract period. The new, redesigned service saw reduced waiting time, with patients seen and assessed by competent staff with appropriate referrals to specialist clinics which have the capacity to provide a high standard of service.
"The team delivered a brave, holistic, thorough investigation with great referrals. It was clear that the team wanted to bring the project forward by involving the users, which should be commended. They were innovative in their approach of overcoming barriers and the judges instantly felt their burning passion for this project."