QiC Oncology FAQs

What is QiC Oncology?
How do I keep up-to-date with QiC Oncology developments?
Who can enter?
Is there an entry fee?
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?
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?
Quality in Care (QiC) Oncology 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

 

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?
Healthcare and allied healthcare professionals, patient associations and charities, public health bodies and healthcare companies

 

Is there an entry fee?
No

 

What work is eligible?
Your good practice initiatives from 2012 onwards can be entered.
Previous entries can be entered again with updated results.
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.

 

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.

If you have a great initiative you'd like to share and disseminate please contact:  

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

Emma Clear
E: eclear@qualityincare.org
T: 01372 414220

 

How do I enter?
QiC Oncology 2016 opens for entry on September 14, 2015. Download an entry form which has detailed instructions.

 

When is the entry deadline?
The entry deadline is 18:00hrs, Wednesday 18 November 18 2015

 

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 contact:

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

Emma Clear
E: eclear@qualityincare.org
T: 01372 414220

 

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.

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.

 

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?
Previous entries can be entered again with updated results.

 

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 Wednesday 18 November to QiC Oncology 2016, c/o Emma Clear PMGroup, Mansard House, Church Road, Little Bookham, Surrey, KT23 3JG

 

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 Quality in Care Oncology 2016 team is happy to help and guide you through the entry process.

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

Emma Clear
E: eclear@qualityincare.org
T: 01372 414220

 

Who are the judges?
We are delighted to welcome back Dr David Dunlop, Clinical Director, Regional Services Directorate, and NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde as Chair of Judges.
Judges to be announced.

 

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 20 January 2016.

 

When are the winners announced?
Finalists will be invited to the Awards ceremony where the winners will announced on Thursday 25 February 2016.  The venue is in Central London.

 

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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