QiC Anticoagulation is a new multi-tiered programme of activity that aims to deliver improved patient outcomes through the shared goals of improving awareness, prevention and detection of conditions in anticoagulation, such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and stroke due to atrial fibrillation, together with improved access to treatment.

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The programme is open to anyone working in the anticoagulation community; in a health service; for a patient group; in the voluntary sector; industry; in a consultancy; or people with the following conditions:

  1. Atrial fibrillation (AF)
  2. Artificial heart valve
  3. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  4. Pulmonary embolism (PE)
  5. Blood clots e.g. genetic clotting disorders
  6. Stroke
  7. Heart attack

Except where indicated, programmes and initiatives should relate to the period January 2010 to December 2014. Please refer to category description for criteria details.

Please note that judges retain the right to reassign entries to an alternative category than the one into which it has been submitted, if appropriate.

Particular credit will be given to projects which demonstrate results having quality and/or efficiency benefits which could be replicated elsewhere, thereby having a greater impact than their initial focus.

Yes – however we are still interested in hearing about initiatives outside the UK that benefit patients and may be able to feature them in blogs/newsletters. Please contact Debbie Tuesley dtuesley@qualityincare.org or +44 (0)1372 414253 if you have a great initiative you'd like to share and disseminate.

Download an entry form which has detailed instructions. For further information on how to enter please contact Debbie Tuesley on dtuesley@qualityincare.org or +44 (0)1372 414253.

When you submit your initiative by email, you will receive a message confirming receipt of your entry. If you have not received a confirmation email within 48 hours of submitting your entry, please call or e-mail Debbie Tuesley on +44 (0)1372 414253 or dtuesley@qualityincare.org.

You can withdraw your entry at any time, however, changes are not permitted to your entry after the submission deadline has passed.

Completed forms should be emailed to entry@qualityincare.org.

Supporting materials should either be emailed with the entry form or posted with a copy of the entry form

For further information/help with your entry, please contact: Debbie Tuesley on +44 (0)1372 414253 or dtuesley@qualityincare.org

PMGroup will keep all information provided confidential. All judges sign a confidentiality agreement prior to appointment.

The organisers reserve the right to publish information provided in your summary for subsequent publication. However, entrants may mark certain sensitive parts of their entry 'not for publication', provided such restrictions are not used unreasonably.

The QiC team is happy to help and guide you through the entry process. Call Debbie Tuesley on +44 (0)1372 414253 or email: dtuesley@qualityincare.org.

For a full list of preview judges please see our Meet the judges page. 

Please refer to the judging process for further information.

Shortlisted entries will be announced on www.qualityincare.org after judging day.

Finalists will be notified and invited to the awards ceremony.

Following the Awards presentation, the results will be announced here on www.qualityincare.org

After judging day, we will endeavour to give feedback on every entry submitted. However, due to the historic volume of entries, this could be up to three weeks after judging day itself.

If your entry is shortlisted, the programme organisers may wish to reproduce a summary of your entry, photographs and any other supporting materials in the winners' booklet or within other materials they produce to promote the Awards (eg, press materials or on the website). On each entry form, there is a section for you to confirm you are happy for your materials to be used in this way. The programme organisers will not use any materials if you do not give express permission.

QiC Anticoagulation is supported by: