QiC Oncology FAQs


What is QiC Oncology?
How do I keep up-to-date with QiC Oncology developments?
Who can enter?
What work is eligible?
Are entries limited to the UK?
How do I enter?
When is the entry deadline?
How can I be sure that you have received my entry?
Can I enter more than one category?
Can I change or withdraw my entry after submission?
Can I resubmit a previous entry?
What's the entry process?
Is there an entry fee?
How do you deal with confidential information?
I need help with my entry, who do I contact?
Who are the judges?
How are the entries reviewed?
When is the shortlist announced?
When are the winners announced?
Is there a prize?
How will you publish the results?
Is it possible to receive the judges’ comments on my entry if I am not successful?
How will the materials I submit be used?

What is QiC Oncology?
QiC Oncology is a multi-tiered programme of activity that will run through 2014-2015 and ultimately aims to deliver improved patient outcomes through the shared goals of improving awareness, prevention and detection of cancer, together with improved access to treatment.

How do I keep up-to-date with QiC Oncology developments?
Register for newsletters; follow our blog; follow us on Twitter - @QiCProgramme and check our website for upcoming Webinars and other events.

Who can enter?
The programme is open to anyone working in the oncology community; in a health service; for a patient group; in the voluntary sector; industry; in a consultancy; or people with cancer. Entries are limited to the UK.

What work is eligible?
Except where indicated, programmes and initiatives should relate to the period January 2009 to December 2013.  Please refer to category description for criteria details.
Please note that an initiative can be entered into one category only.  However an entrant can submit multiple initiatives into the appropriate categories.
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.

Are entries limited to the UK?
Yes – however we are still interested in hearing about initiatives that benefit patients and may be able to feature them in blogs/newsletters. Please contact Tom Meek on tmeek@qualityincare.org or +44(0)1372 414281 if you have a great initiative you’d like to share and disseminate.

How do I enter?
Download an entry form which has detailed instructions. For further information on how to enter please contact  Emma Clear on eclear@qualityincare.org or +44 (0)1372 414220.

When is the entry deadline?
The entry deadline is 18:00hrs, Thursday July 10, 2014.

How can I be sure that you have received my entry?
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 Emma Clear on +44(0)1372 414220 or eclear@qualityincare.org

Can I enter more than one category?
Organisations may enter the same project into a maximum of one category and separate projects in multiple categories.

Can I change or withdraw my entry after submission?
You can withdraw your entry at any time. Changes are not permitted to your entry after the submission deadline has passed.

Can I resubmit a previous entry?
Entries may be resubmitted only if there has been a significant new aspect to the programme and evidence of additional outcomes and results which are now available and were not at the time of submission.

What's the entry process?
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 to arrive by the closing date of July 10 to 2014 QiC Oncology, c/o Emma Clear, PMGroup, Mansard House, Church Road, Little Bookham, Surrey, KT23 3JG
For further information/help with your entry, please contact:
Emma Clear, tel: +44(0)1372 414220, or eclear@qualityincare.org

Is there an entry fee?
No

How do you deal with confidential information?
The organisers reserve the right to publish information provided in your summary for subsequent publication.
Descriptions of submissions from finalists will be published on QiC Connect, a web-based resource providing practical advice and ideas on how providers can develop or improve service provision and patient outcomes.
Entrants may mark certain sensitive parts of their entry 'not for publication', provided such restrictions are not used unreasonably.


I need help with my entry, who do I contact?
The QiC team is happy to help and guide you through the entry process. Call Emma Clear on +44 (0)1372 414220, or email eclear@qualityincare.org.

Who are the judges?
We are delighted to welcome back Dr David Dunlop, Clinical Director, Regional Services Directorate, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde as Chair of Judges; Dr Jesme Fox, Medical Director, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation; and Professor William Steward, Professor of Oncology, Leicester Royal Infirmary.
For a full list of this year's judges please see our Meet the judges page.

Can you explain how the entries are reviewed?
Please refer to the judging criteria detailed under the category you wish to enter.

When is the shortlist announced?
Shortlisted entries will be announced on www.qualityincare.org after judging day. Judging day will be held on September 11, 2014.

When are the winners announced?
Finalists will be invited to the Awards ceremony where the winners will announced on Tuesday December 9, 2014 at Central Hall, Wesminster, alongside the Britain Against Cancer conference.

Is there a prize?
The top three entries in each category will all receive either a certificate or a trophy.

How will you publish the results?
Following the Awards presentation, the finalists and winners will be announced here on www.qualityincare.org. Details of the commended initiatives will be featured on QiC Connect, an online knowledge hub packed full of examples of healthcare initiatives that have been successfully implemented by healthcare providers and others up and down the UK.


Is it possible to receive the judges’ comments on my entry if I am not successful?
Due to the historic volume of entries, the QiC Oncology judges are unable to offer individual comments to entrants.

How will the materials I submit be used?
If your entry is shortlisted, the Programme organisers may like 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 (e.g. press materials or on the website). On each award application 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.
 

  

 

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