Judging process

Across all categories judges are looking for projects that have improved patient outcomes and standards of care in anticoagulation management.

All projects should:

  • Demonstrate patient/user involvement in the design of the project
  • Demonstrate benefit to patients
  • Demonstrate patient safety
  • Show evidence of improved and qualitative patient outcomes
  • Demonstrate results showing quality
  • Demonstrate results showing efficiency benefits
  • Show evidence of external review of the initiative
  • Demonstrate sustainability and transferability to other service areas.

Each entry should:

  • Demonstrate improved patient experience
  • Identify clearly the challenge with coherent aims, objectives, timescales, strategy, evidence of outcomes and evaluation
  • Demonstrate how activities link back to care through improved outcomes
  • Show cross-boundary working with organisations and sectors*
  • Show user and patient engagement
  • Be sustainable
  • Improve effectiveness of care with tangible indicators
  • Assess quality improvement before and after the change initiatives.
*for collaboration across pathway initiative

Projects and initiatives MUST demonstrate evidence in ALL of the following:

  • Improved outcomes and quality of care for patients
  • Optimised use of resources
  • Adherence to NICE guidance and Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) agenda.

Each initiative will be reviewed by a multi-disciplinary panel of eminent anticoagulation professionals, including nurses, GPs, patient representatives, clinicians, pharmacists, policymakers, and CCG groups.

There are five different categories aimed at professionals from diverse fields within anticoagulation (eg, clinical practice, research and the not-for-profit/charitable sector). 

The initiatives must be well thought through with clear objectives, results, measurable outcomes and conclusions that are specifically related to the aim of the initiative.

Projects should have a demonstrable impact on clinical practice, showing how innovation can contribute to the optimisation of service delivery, ultimately benefiting patients. 

Judges will favour projects that demonstrate results having quality and/or efficiency benefits which could be replicated elsewhere, thereby having a greater impact than their initial focus.

Once the entry deadline has passed, all initiatives will be reviewed by the judging panel.

Shortlisted entries will be announced after the judging day and finalists will be invited to attend an evening recognising good practice where the results will be announced.

Embrace this opportunity to be recognised and rewarded for your best practice initiatives and hard work and have the opportunity to share your work with eminent anticoagulation professionals and representatives from anticoagulation patient groups, the NHS and industry.

See the full list of judges for QiC Anticoagulation 2015

If you are interested in joining the panel for 2017, please contact Debbie Tuesley


  • KEY DATES FOR 2017 TO BE ANNOUNCED
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