All judges will sign a confidentiality agreement prior to appointment. As the organisers of the QiC Diabetes awards, PMGroup also undertakes to adhere to the confidentiality agreements.
The judging process
Each entry will be reviewed by a multi-disciplinary panel of eminent diabetes professionals, nurses, patient representatives, clinicians, charities, CCG groups and leading industry professionals.
There are six different entry categories for children, young people and emerging adults and adult submissions. There are also an additional three nomination categories.
Once the entry deadline has passed, all submissions will be reviewed by the judging panel.
Finalists will be announced after the judging day on Tuesday 7 September (by 17 September)and invited to attend online for QiC Diabetes 2021 Awards presentation which will take place on Thursday 14 October as a livestream event.
The judging panel
The panel of judges comprises recognised academics, clinicians, patient bloggers, nurses and commissioners working in diabetes.
The judging chairs are Simon O’Neill, Director of Health Intelligence and Professional Liaison, Diabetes UK, Dr Paru King, Consultant Physician, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton and Dr Marc Atkin, Consultant Diabetes and Endocrinology, Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust.
1st round scoring
Once the entries have been received and processed by PMGroup, copies of the entry submissions will be delivered to the relevant judges in each category.
Each judge will review and score the entries based on the criteria specific to that category.
Group judging day
On Tuesday 7 September the judges will meet in their groups via Zoom to compare first round scores and discuss entries within their specific categories in detail. Following rigorous discussion, the judges identify the results for their categories.
While scoring entries the judges will allocate marks according to the specific criteria defined for each category. Details of these can be found in the individual category descriptions and on the online entry system qicdiabetes.awardsplatform.com. Please ensure that you refer to these when writing your submission to ensure you are fully aware of what specific information the judges will be looking for and how they will be scoring.
Please carefully consider one category only to submit your project to, there will be no category reallocation by the judges.