Diabetes Team Initiative of the Year – Children, Young People and Emerging Adults


The Poole Young People’s Diabetes Service – Improving Contact, Improving Care

by Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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The Improving Contact, Improving Care project aims to improve the care received by young people aged 15 to 23 years with diabetes in east Dorset. To achieve this, funding for young patients aged 15-19 years from the paediatric Best Practice Tariff (BPT) was used to redesign the Poole Young People’s Diabetes Service (YPDS) to extend the core principles of the BPT for diabetes to those aged 20-23. The success of the project has seen improvement in diabetes control in patients aged 15-23 years, with the most marked benefits in those aged 20-23. A project with flexibility, frequent contact, an embedded philosophy of outreach and a service focused on young people has demonstrated great improvement for patients living with diabetes.

Judges' comments:

"The judges really loved Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s entry from start to finish. It was simple, answers some very tough questions and most importantly it’s transferrable. The team used their own resources and delivered some dramatic, remarkable results. Thoroughly impressive."

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  • 2021 KEY DATES
  • Open for entry:
    Tuesday 20 April 2021
  • Extended Entry Deadline:
    Monday 12 July 2021
  • Judging day:
    Tuesday 7 September 2021
  • Awards ceremony:
    Thursday 14 October 2021