Aligned with the UL Hospitals Group strategic plan, Sláintecare Implementation Strategy and Action Plan & UL@50 Strategic Plan enabling clinical transformation is a key aim of the Health Sciences Academy. The Health Sciences Academy will contribute to this aim via key exemplar projects.

Diabetes has been identified as one of the key clinical challenges in the Midwest. It is also part of the HSE Chronic Disease Management Programme.

Several projects have been developed to address identified clinical challenges in the region. These projects represent the opportunity to bring together the clinicians from the UL Hospitals Group, Midwest Community Healthcare, University of Limerick researchers and people with diabetes. By applying a participatory health research framework, the overall effectiveness of these services can be critically analysed at an academic level, and areas identified which could be improved through scientific analysis and prospective clinical trials. 

The projects completed to date include: