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Have you or your team made changes to the delivery of diabetes care to reduce the variation of care and outcomes, particularly as it relates to socioeconomic, cultural or racial determinants?

This category recognises initiatives for people with diabetes and their families and/or carers that illustrate one or more of the eight urgent actions required to tackle health inequalities. These have been identified by the NHS national advisory group of leaders from within and beyond the NHS:

  • Protect the most vulnerable from COVID-19
  • Restore NHS services inclusively
  • Develop digitally enabled care pathways in ways which increase inclusion
  • Accelerate preventative programmes which proactively engage those at risk of poor health outcomes
  • Particularly support those who suffer mental ill-health
  • Strengthen leadership and accountability
  • Ensure datasets are complete and timely
  • Collaborate locally in planning and delivering action.

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

25 500


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