Diabetes Education Programmes – Healthcare Professionals and People with Diabetes

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Are you involved in diabetes education for healthcare professionals?

What are you doing to better inform and empower children, young people and emerging adults, and adults living with diabetes and their families/carers?

This award has two entry sections:

  • Initiatives for the educational needs of HCPs to advance skills and knowledge to support effective and efficient management of children, young people and emerging adults, and adults with diabetes
  • Initiatives to educate and empower children, young people and emerging adults, and adults living with diabetes and their families/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 from community or secondary settings, children and adult, with all types of diabetes.

Entries will be judged on five essential criteria: innovation, equality, diversity and variation, results, user feedback along with dissemination and sustainability

2023 Essential Judging Criteria and Points
The judges will be focusing on the following areas when scoring your entry. Write your entry accordingly
Score Maximum number of words

Summary: Provide background & brief overview of the initiative

NA 100


  1. Describe the identified need, challenge and context for the initiative
  2. Demonstrate evidence of innovation over and above replacing face to face clinics with virtual appointments: what did you do differently, describe how you adapted and changed with clear objectives and measurement tools to include safety considerations, provide clear emphasis that the project is different to other people’s initiatives
25 500

Equality, Diversity and Variation:

Describe how you have identified and successfully addressed issues related to equality and diversity. How have your interventions led to a reduction in variation focusing on: access, need, appropriateness, and outcomes/experience

20 500


Provide a minimum of six months of results and illustrate how you measured your success vs objectives along with:

  1. Project effectiveness to illustrate demonstrable quality and efficiency improvement(s)
  2. How the initiative brought about change to support improved outcomes and what was the impact for people with diabetes?
  3. Cost efficiency and economic viability: indicate how your project was funded, evidence of, and maximising, quality health outcomes and minimising NHS costs, getting better value from the NHS budget.
25 600

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 to drive further improvement

20 500

Dissemination and sustainability: 

Define the reach of the project i.e. was it done in your hospital/organisation or a wider influence and reach? Describe the beneficial elements in terms of improved patient experience that you will take forward and develop further. How easy would it be for another service to directly implement this initiative?

15 375

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  • 2023 KEY DATES
  • Open for Entry:
    Thursday 27 April 2023
  • Entry Deadline:
    Friday 7 July 2023
  • Judging Day:
    Tuesday 8 September 2023
  • Awards Ceremony:
    Thursday 12 October 2023