Dermatology Education Programmes for People with Skin Conditions and/or Their Families and Carers

What are you doing to better inform and empower people living with skin conditions and their families/carers?

Entries should demonstrate clear, specific goals with outcomes that have been evaluated using appropriate baseline and follow-up measures. There should be evidence of innovation, along with details of implementation, methods, safety considerations, effectiveness, user feedback, cost efficiency and economic viability, as well as evidence of potential/demonstrable sustainability and dissemination.

This category recognises initiatives that educate and empower people with skin conditions and/or their families and carers to self-manage and stay as healthy as possible.

Programmes may include structured education, other education initiatives, influencing clinical, psychological or social well-being and are welcomed by community or secondary settings, paediatric and adult.

Entries could include:

  • Health literacy in self-management – bridging the gap between what HCPs know and what patients and families/carers understand
  • Skin cancer education programmes
  • Digital and technology initiatives: should be UK or Ireland based (even if they are used globally)
  • GP practice/CCG programmes for significant improvement in attendance at structured education programmes
  • Patient-led education programmes
  • GP/nurse/pharmacist led initiatives – primary and secondary care
  • Reducing variation of care: e.g. initiatives for hard-to-reach groups such as people with learning disabilities/ non-English speaking communities
  • Personalised advice on risk factors, nutrition and physical activity from appropriately trained healthcare professionals as part of a structured education programme.

Judging Criteria

Maximum score available

No of words per criteria

Summary: Provide background & brief overview of the initiative.

5

100

Innovation: Demonstrate evidence of innovation: what is new and different about your initiative, e.g. novel approaches, creative solutions to longstanding problems, bridging gaps in care etc.

15

150

Key Aims and methods of the initiative:


  • Describe the identified need for the initiative.
  • Organisation, stakeholders, planned time frames and milestones. Evidence of clear, specific goals and outcome measures including reasoning behind these. How did you put your plans into action?
  • Describe how the initiative was implemented and outline the procedures and tools you used to measure outcomes

10

200

Safety considerations: Risk assessment, clinical governance, ethics and any other safety considerations and how these were successfully addressed.

15

150

Effectiveness: Demonstrate the initiative’s effectiveness to illustrate efficiency improvement(s), how the initiative brought about change to support improved outcomes and what was the impact for people with skin conditions.

10

150

Cost efficiency and economic viability: Evidence of, and maximising quality health outcomes and minimising NHS costs, getting better value from the NHS budget.

10

100

Sustainability and evidence for sharing practice and dissemination: Describe how the project has been/will be disseminated.

15

150

User feedback: Evidence of support from a range of interested stakeholders, e.g. healthcare professionals and/or service users. Please include statements. Describe how feedback was collected and bias was minimised. Provide examples of service user feedback and explain how this is used.


This can be supplied via recordings (sound only or video).

10

Max 150


Unless supplied by recording

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  • KEY DATES
  • Open for entry: November 2021
  • Entry Deadline:
    11 March 2022
  • Judging day: 26 May 2022
  • Awards ceremony: 8 September 2022