Sustaining Improved Outcomes for Young Adults: The Liverpool Model
by Liverpool University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Royal Liverpool University Hospital)
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In 2017, the Young Adult Service at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital won a QiC award for a significant reduction in non-attendance rates, increased numbers achieving glycaemic targets, reduced diabetes-related emergency admissions and substantial cost savings. This was achieved through restructuring the service pathway, improving communication and engagement with young adults, and establishing a peer-support platform. This submission highlights further changes that have resulted in continued improvements in service-related and clinical outcomes for young adults with diabetes. NICE has highlighted it as an example of best practice and NHS England has used it in defining standards of care for young adults.
"The judges loved the Liverpool model. It had outstanding results, clear goals and was really ambitious with good outcomes. It had a fantastic level of challenge in dissemination, which was immense and this is why it has won. "
Carbs & Cals Books, App & Teaching Resources
by Carbs & Cals / Chello Publishing Limited
Carbs & Cals specialises in books and apps for diabetes, weight loss, portion control and healthy eating. The method of using thousands of food photos to count carbs and calories is both revolutionary and simple. It has been nationally recognised as the leading carb counting resource for type 1 diabetes for 10 years. Since winning the QiC Award in 2014, Carbs & Cals has published 12 additional books, including resources for type 2, weight loss, gestational and BAME communities. The self-funding project works with partners and research projects to ensure more people can self-manage diabetes and other conditions.
"The judges felt this is really an important and effective resource and admired it in many ways. It is very sustainable and a real game changer in Diabetes. It has become an indispensable tool in diabetes care."