Most impactful project addressing health inequalities
HSJ Partnerships Award 2022
Download our case study to learn more about the project that won us 2022’s
HSJ Partnership Award for the ‘most impactful project addressing health inequalities’.
Health inequalities are the preventable, unfair and unjust differences in health status between groups, populations or individuals that arise from the unequal distribution of social, environmental and economic conditions within societies, which determine the risk of people getting ill, their ability to prevent sickness, or opportunities to take action and access treatment when ill health occurs.
Two-thirds of people with diabetes live in urban areas & three-quarters are of working age.
More than 3 in 4 people with diabetes live in low and middle-income countries.
1 in 5 people with diabetes
is above 65 years old.
In 2022 we were honoured to win the HSJ Partnerships Award for the “Most Impactful Project Addressing Health Inequalities” for our partnership with North East London CCG.
The purpose of the programme was to remove many of the practical barriers to accessing Type 2 diabetes services.
The introduction of Oviva’s structured diabetes education programme in Barking & Dagenham improved access and dramatically increased uptake and engagement in all groups, but in particular amongst communities which are typically under-represented in traditional healthcare services.
Included in your case study is a breakdown of how our remote-first approach helped remove many of the practical barriers to accessing healthcare services and how this led to better uptake and engagement with “hard to reach” groups who are often significantly under-represented in traditional face to face services.
A summary of findings from our Diabetes Structured Education programme in Barking & Dagenham.
2022 HSJ award-winning case study.
Local outcomes from our Diabetes Structured Education programme in Devon as well as our programme pathway, demographics of attendees and more!
HSJ Partnerships Award 2022
The judges felt this was an excellent innovative partnership, enabling individualised care. Person-centred approach came through strongly and it was culturally linked to the individual which was inspirational. The presenter showcased a brilliant use of data to focus on the problem and the tools provided are hugely valuable. There was also evidence of non-quantifiable benefits which came across with passion.”
– HSJ Partnership awards evening, 2022, in partnership with NHS Barking and Dagenham CCG
For years we struggled with engaging our ethnic minority communities and working-age group populations in diabetes education and self-care. The pandemic further affected the uptake of education across all patient subgroups. Our Oviva pilot was a very timely intervention. The programme is delivered remotely but with robust one-to-one support where needed. Our patients really benefited from the multilingual dietitians who have an in-depth knowledge of the cultural influences on dietary habits.”
– Dr Anju Gupta, Clinical Lead for Diabetes, BHR CCGs and Clinical Champion, Diabetes UK