The Quality in Care (QiC) Awards Programmes recognise, reward and share good practice and collaboration between the NHS, patient groups and the industry in specific therapy areas. Current QiC Programmes highlight work in Diabetes, Oncology, Hepatitis C and Anticoagulation.

  • "I am delighted to support Quality in Care Diabetes... [it] offers a great opportunity for teams to be recognised and rewarded for good practice and to share benefits and adaptability of initiatives to a wider healthcare audience throughout the UK."

    – Jonathan Valabhji, National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes, NHS England

  • "QiC Oncology provides an effective means of celebrating, and learning from, new ways of working which will help drive up the quality of care. I am impressed and inspired by the quality and breadth of the award winners and finalists. It demonstrated to me how those involved in day-to-day care of patients go even further to make real meaningful improvements in patients’ experiences."

    Professor Chris Harrison, Medical Director (Strategy), The Christie NHS Foundation Trust & National Clinical Director for Cancer, NHS England
  • "I was very moved by the peer recognition that this award represents, so it means a great deal to me."

    Professor Michael D Peake Honorary Consultant and Professor of Respiratory Medicine, University of Leicester and Clinical Lead, National Cancer Intelligence Network, (NCIN)

  • "The QiC awards provided a place to share and shape clinical practice with the aim of improving outcomes and patient experience."

    – Paul Trevatt, North East London Cancer Network

  • "I am thrilled that QiC is now establishing itself as an essential forum sharing good practice, expertise and experience. In an era when localism rules and government strategies are only advisory, best practice sharing is the key method for driving improvements in services for patients."

    Charles Gore – Chief Executive, The Hepatitis C Trust
  • "Liver4Life is delighted to support the QiC awards for hepatitis C. Recognising excellence in patient care is crucial to improving the patient journey - we are pleased that these awards offers an opportunity to showcase key initiatives for wider implementation."

    Richard Hall and Sarah Matthews, Co-Founders of Liver4Life
  • "The major breakthroughs in HCV therapy leading to the ability to cure almost everyone, need to be matched by developments in delivery diagnosis, therapy and cure to patients. By recognising excellence and advances in these areas the QiC hepatitis awards are showcasing best practice in the NHS that should be replicated across the country."

    Professor John Dillon - Clinical Reader, Honorary Consultant Hepatologist & Gastroenterologist, Medical Research Institute, Ninewells Hospital, University of Dundee

  • Quality in Care (QiC) Anticoagulation is an awards programme designed to recognise, reward and share good practice in anticoagulation management, education and patient care.

QiC Connect is the place to find tried and tested practical ideas and advice on improving patient care in the UK. The case studies and resources detail work implemented by health providers and recognised by the Quality in Care programme.

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