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Cancer affects 1 in 3 people in the UK and there are more than 200 types of cancer, each with different causes, symptoms and treatments.
The Quality in Care (QiC) Oncology Programme recognises, rewards and shares good practice in oncology management, education and patient care.
Now in its third year, the aim of QiC Oncology is to support the NHS in a practical way to improve standards of care, by recognising, rewarding and sharing existing initiatives which are directly or indirectly improving patient care, and by disseminating these more widely across healthcare systems so that other areas can benefit from the expertise of those who have been rewarded. QiC begins to address major barriers such as the lack of recognition and celebration of innovation and innovators, and the need for more systematic mechanisms of diffusion. QiC is also consistent with Government policy which encourages joint working between the NHS and the pharmaceutical industry.
There are eight different categories specifically aimed at professionals from diverse fields within oncology (clinical practice, research and the not-for-profit/charitable sector). All categories support one or more of the domains as defined by the NHS Outcomes Framework 2014/15 to help the health and care system to focus on measuring outcomes.
Embrace this opportunity to be recognised and rewarded for good practice initiatives, as well as the opportunity to share your work with eminent oncology professionals and representatives from the NHS, patient groups, clinicians, nurses and industry.
Visit QiC Connect for your guide to the 2013 winning initiatives which are improving the quality of care for people with cancer and recognising those who provide good health outcomes for patients.
The Awards are open to individuals or teams involved in the support, care and treatment of cancer patients. They represent an opportunity to gain the recognition that you, your colleagues and your team deserve.
Shortlisted entrants will be invited to attend the Quality in Care Oncology Awards evening, being held on Tuesday 9th December, Central Hall, Westminster, alongside the annual Britain Against Cancer conference.
Entry closing date is 6pm on Thursday July 10, 2014
Quality in Care (QiC) Oncology is supported by partners in industry, NHS and charities. This diverse partnership will help to increase the outreach of the programme and share good practice.
Programme partners include BMS, Lilly, Novartis, and NHS Improving Quality. Supporters include Beating Bowel Cancer, Breast Cancer Care, Cancer52, Macmillan Cancer Support, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and UKONS (UK Oncology Nursing Society).
To find out more about Quality in Care Oncology, contact Joanna Bouysse on +44 (0)1372 414252 or email email@example.com.
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