QiC Oncology
Pre-launch information

What is Quality in Care Oncology?

Quality in Care (QiC) Oncology is an annual programme that recognises, rewards and shares good practice in cancer prevention, diagnosis & testing, treatment pathways and patient support throughout the UK.

The programme has the endorsement, support and active participation of a number of key stakeholders.

Gaining QiC recognition means an initiative has been highlighted by the NHS, patients and industry as improving patient outcomes and standards of care in oncology.

Why enter?

Do you believe that you are doing a great job for people living with and beyond cancer?

Do you think that your team’s efforts deserve recognition?

If so, start planning your entry and find out how to enter.

Opens for entry 14 September 2015, closing date 18 November 2015

No entry fee

Who can enter?

Initiatives are invited from healthcare and allied healthcare professionals, patient associations and charities, public health bodies and healthcare companies.

Your good practice initiatives from 2012 onwards can be entered.

Previous entries can be entered again with updated results.

All entries must

  • Demonstrate good practice, over and above standard daily care
  • Show baseline data
  • Show cost analysis
  • Demonstrate results showing quality of care and sustainability
  • Demonstrate equality of access of care
  • Demonstrate results showing efficiency benefits
  • Demonstrate ability to replicate initiative across other trusts and organisations
  • Show evidence of external review of the initiative
  • Demonstrate patient/user involvement in the design of the project
  • Show evidence of support from users of the service with testimonial where possible

Where possible, projects and initiatives should demonstrate evidence of the following

  • Cross boundary working with organisations and sectors
  • A clearly identified problem(s) with coherent aims, objectives, timescales and a strategy to overcome said problem(s) as well as follow-up data demonstrating how the aims/objectives were met and outcomes improved
  • Working with a limited budget
  • Improved effectiveness of care with tangible indicators 
  • Improved patient experience
  • Assessment of quality improvement before and after the change initiatives

The Awards

The QiC Oncology programme comprises a recognition event and subsequent sharing of work where finalists have the opportunity to share their initiatives and demonstrate the benefits and adaptability of their work to a wider healthcare audience.

Dissemination opportunities include presenting at professional conferences and workshops and outreach through newsletters and case studies hosted on QiC Connect. This is backed by the activities of QiC Oncology programme supporters.

Entries are invited from healthcare and allied healthcare professionals, patient associations and charities, public health bodies and healthcare companies

Your good practice initiatives from 2012 onwards can be entered.

Previous entries can be entered again with updated results.

Open for entry 14 September 2015, closing date 18 November.

Find out how to enter

The awards will be presented in Shepherd Hall, St Thomas’ Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7EH on 25 February 2016.

Supporters

The QiC Oncology programme is funded by Bristol-Myers Squibb and supported by Beating Bowel Cancer, Breast Cancer Care, Cancer 52, Macmillan Cancer Support, Patient Information Forum and The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

What people think of QiC Oncology?

“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.”
Sean Duffy, The National Clinical Director for Cancer, NHS England

“In the current healthcare environment which is challenged by targets, performance and resources, it was hugely rewarding to once again review so many outstanding submissions for the 2014 QiC Oncology awards. Teams and individuals in the NHS continue to display selfless commitment to patient centered care, excellence in service development and new ways of working. In the last few years in the NHS we have accepted the need for widespread systemic change, in order to deliver continuous improvement. Every year I and the other judges see fantastic examples of this much needed change, which is perhaps not recognised enough. This is a continuing opportunity to showcase the very best in the NHS.”
Dr David Dunlop, Chair of Judges, Clinical Directorate, Regional Services Directorate, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

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Siobhan Thwaites
E: sthwaites@qualityincare .org
T: 01372 414247

                      
                      

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