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 and leading industry professionals.
There are seven different entry categories for children, young people and emerging adults and adult submissions. There are also an additional three nomination categories.
The submissions must be well thought through with clear method, objectives, results, sustainability and conclusions that are specifically related to the aim of the initiative. Projects should have a demonstrable impact on clinical practice, showing how innovation can contribute to the optimisation of service delivery, ultimately benefiting people with diabetes.
Entries without results will not be judged.
Judges will favour projects that demonstrate evidence having quality and/or efficiency benefits which could be replicated elsewhere, thereby having a greater impact than their initial focus.
Once the entry deadline has passed, all submissions will be reviewed by the judging panel.
Finalists will be announced after the judging day on 16 July and invited to attend the QiC Diabetes 2020 Awards presentation which will take place on Thursday 15 October at Sanofi UK & Ireland headquarters in Reading.
The judging panel
The panel of judges is a multi-disciplinary panel of eminent diabetes professionals, nurses, patient representatives, clinicians, charities and leading industry professionals.
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.
Pre-scoring the entries
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. It is important for entrants to realise that, at this stage, decisions will be based on the content of the written submission only. Judges will not have access to supporting materials until the second round of judging at the group judging day.
Group judging day
On Thursday 16 July, the judges meet in their groups to compare first round scores and discuss entries within their specific categories in detail. It is at this stage only that supporting materials will be available and taken into consideration. Following rigorous discussion, the judges select the finalists, make commendations (where appropriate) and 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 entry forms. 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.
The judging panels reserve the right to disqualify or move entries into alternative categories from those originally entered, if they deem it applicable. The organisers will advise you if this is the case.