Best Improvement Prize

Best Improvement Prize

We want to bring your attention to a very exciting new initiative, which we announced at the recent SWEET meeting in Germany.

As part of the SWEET peer review program we are launching an annual Best Improvement Prize endowed with 2.500 €, which is being generously sponsored by Lilly.

In this first year, 4 prizes are to be awarded to centers visited between 2014 and 2018.

Submissions from centers will be judged by the hub leads for peer review and winners of the prizes will be announced at the SWEET meeting held immediately before the 45th Annual ISPAD Conference in Boston.

The prizes will be open to all SWEET Centers who have been subject to a peer review visit until 2018. The aim of this initiative is to identify where centers have achieved significant quality improvements and made progress in the delivery of services.

In particular the judges will be looking for practice that may have:

  • contributed to the delivery of safe, high quality patient centered services
  • successfully integrated services through constraining/complex circumstances
  • facilitated improved compliance with the standards
  • improved patient's experience

The judges will also be looking for evidence of improved teamwork within the service, improved efficiency of service organization (including data upload and data submission) and any practice that is either innovative or common practice that is undertaken very well.

If you would like to be considered for one of these prizes you are now invited to submit written evidence to the SWEET office providing details of the practice being undertaken in your center with reference to the criteria set out above.

Submissions should be received by the SWEET office ( by 1st September 2019 at the latest.

If you require any further information about these prizes, please contact Stephen Parsons, SWEET Peer Review Project Director via email at

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