North West London diabetes transformation team win at the Quality in Care (QIC) Diabetes awards

The diabetes transformation team have been at it again, filling up the trophy cupboard with more awards!

Congratulations to the team who have won not one but TWO Quality in Care (QIC) Diabetes awards.

QIC is an awards programme that recognises good practice in patient care and joint working in key therapy areas and allows these schemes to be shared and on a national level.

The two awards the team won were:

  • Diabetes team initiative of the year – adults

This award was won for ‘Transforming Diabetes Care at Scale in NW London’. Since 2014, the NW London collaboration of CCGs work has commissioned, implemented and monitored outcomes-based improvements in diabetes care.

Key successes have included reducing unwarranted variability, producing printable care plans for patients and introducing digital-supported, self-care apps for patients. Our work has brought together stakeholders from across NW London, including patient and user group facilitators, public health teams, GP federations, commissioners and senior management teams.

  • Prevention and early diagnosis

This award was won for ‘Preventing Diabetes in North West London’ by the Central, West London, Hammersmith and Fulham, Hounslow and Ealing (CWHHE) CCG Collaboration.

The CWHHE CCG collaborative created an annual review programme and offered referral into the National Diabetes Prevention Programme. The aim was to achieve reduction in weight, blood glucose parameters, progression to Type 2 diabetes, and to maximise completion rates for attendees and ensure good data capture allowing detailed evaluation of the programme.

Evaluation has shown positive feedback from participants, GPs and commissioners, and the CCGs have been selected as the only site for the NHS Digital Diabetes Prevention Pilot.

Dr Tony Willis, Clinical Director for Diabetes, North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups, said: “We’re really pleased to have won these awards, which are a testament to the hard work done by frontline clinicians across NW London. The judges were very positive about the scale and impact of the work, and we’re thrilled to see this happening even in areas of significant urban deprivation. However, this is just the start, and there’s a lot more yet to come that will improve patient experience and outcomes.”

More information on the awards and this year’s winners can be found here.

We look forward to seeing what the team will win next!