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.