Assisting Bradford and Craven Beating Diabetes (ASSIST BCD)
by Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership
AssistBCD is an interactive, clinical decision-making tool designed locally with multi-disciplinary collaboration. Its aim is to support healthcare professionals to provide evidence-based care to individuals at high risk of, or living with, diabetes. The tool is embedded in SystmOne, which is used by all practices and diabetes specialist teams within the Bradford district and Craven area. It is designed to reduce variability, increasing parity and equity in service delivery across the district, and to standardise and support evidence-based decision making. The aim is to help prevent diabetes and improve clinical outcomes and quality of life for those living with diabetes.
"The judges could see that the ASSIST BCD project was massively useful and could be modified for different pathways. It is clearly designed to make an improvement. It was clear that there were lots of elements in this system to deliver best care to patients. The customer focus and feedback were strong, as were the financial savings. Overall, it was a great entry and a number of the judges want to use it afterwards!"
Diabetes Clinic @ Home
by Swansea University Medical School
Swansea University Medical School’s partnership of NHS diabetes specialists, academics, patient groups and Lilly Diabetes UK jointly created the Diabetes Clinic@Home app. This is a simple app to support patient self-management of injection site reactions. A discussion about injection technique and sites should always form part of a diabetes review for a person on insulin, but during the COVID-19 pandemic most appointments were conducted virtually and physical examination was not possible. The app was urgently needed because correct technique was difficult to explain remotely.
"The Diabetes Clinic @ Home identified a real need at the start of the pandemic and it really supports what patients want. It is very innovative, accessible, with good stakeholder involvement and feedback. The judges loved that it was about self-management and it’s great that it’s free. Bringing a unique problem to the forefront and meets a need."