Entry guidelines

Plan your entry

  • Total word count of each entry (all sections) must not exceed 2,500 words excluding supplementary materials. (The judges will be looking for each section to be completed fully)
  • Maximum entry score is 100; please see scoring grid for allocation of points
  • Please note that an initiative can be entered in 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 to which it has been submitted, if they feel it would be more advantageous to the entry.

How to enter

  1. Email your completed entry to: rjackson@pmlive.com

    All entries must be emailed by 18:00hrs on Friday 26 May 2017

  2. PLEASE NOTE: The judges will base their first round scores on your completed entry form ONLY. However, we do encourage you to submit supplementary materials to support your initiative, as these will be looked at and discussed on judging day, but not beforehand.
  3. For further information/help with your initiative entry, please contact:

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

Raine Jackson: T: 01372 414252, E: rjackson@pmlive.com

Welcome to Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes 2017.

Please read the entry guidelines carefully.

Now in its seventh year, the programme recognises, rewards and shares innovative practice that demonstrates quality in diabetes management, education and services for people with diabetes and/or their families.

We are delighted that you are sharing your innovative practice by entering QiC Diabetes 2017 with an opportunity to win one of the prestigious awards. QiC Diabetes 2017 is open for entry from Wednesday 7 March and closes on Friday 26 May 2017.

Writing an effective QiC Diabetes entry takes careful planning. You must detail your aims and objectives. Your objectives must be SMARTER – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound, Evaluated and Reviewed. To help you write a winning entry please download the Seven Steps to Success, which offers advice and guidance on how to make your entry stand out.

Initiatives are invited from anyone working in the diabetes arena. Whatever the area of patient care and/or diabetes service delivery, if your initiative or programme relates to diabetes in any way, you should enter. Judges are keen to review a wide spectrum of entries and to recognise the innovative practice that we know is out there.

Entries for certain categories are decided by nomination.  Submit your choice for who should win the People's award, Diabetes healthcare professional of the year or Outstanding educator in diabetes.

Plan your entry

  • Take a look at the categories to decide which one is most appropriate for your work. Please note that an initiative can be entered in one category only. However, an entrant can submit multiple initiatives into the appropriate categories
  • We welcome initiatives and programmes that were conducted between January 2011 and December 2016
  • There is no entry fee
  • Total word count of each entry must not exceed 2,500 words in total or may be subject to disqualification by the judging panel. The word count of 2,500 words does not include the supplementary materials
  • We encourage you to submit supplementary materials to support your initiative, as these will be reviewed on judging day, but not beforehand
  • See a winning entry from last year’s programme at www.qualityincare.org/diabetes

Entry criteria

Judges will be looking for evidence of:

  1. Innovation, ie making changes for improved services and outcomes, in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas or products; or introduce something new
  2. Aims and objectives
  3. Baseline data and evidence of quality improvement in terms of innovation, methods, results, effectiveness, timeliness, user feedback from people with diabetes and their families and/or carers, safety, savings and sustainability & replication (see scoring system)
  4. Where possible include evidence of the patient in the development of the initiative or its evaluation.

Judging criteria

Criteria

Maximum score attainable

Comments

A

Summary

10

 

B

Innovation

30

 

C

Method

10

 

D

RESULTS

 

Total of 30 points divided between 5 quality improvement areas

 

1. Effectiveness

10

To include efficiency improvements

 

2. Timeliness

5

 
 

3. User feedback

5

 
 

4. Safety

5

 
 

5. Financial savings

5

 

E

Sustainability and spread

20

How do you plan to sustain your project?

Is your project reproducible elsewhere

Welcome to Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes 2017.

Please read the entry guidelines carefully

Now in its seventh year, the programme recognises, rewards and shares innovative practice that demonstrates quality in diabetes management, education and services for people with diabetes and/or their families.

We are delighted that you are sharing your innovative practice by entering QiC Diabetes 2017 with an opportunity to win one of the prestigious awards. QiC Diabetes 2017 is open for entry from Wednesday 7 March and closes on Friday 26 May 2017.

Writing an effective QiC Diabetes entry takes careful planning. You must detail your aims and objectives. Your objectives must be SMARTER – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound, Evaluated and Reviewed. To help you write a winning entry please download the Seven Steps to Success, which offers advice and guidance on how to make your entry stand out.

Entries for certain categories are decided by nomination. Submit your choice for who should win the People's award, Diabetes healthcare professional of the year or Outstanding educator in diabetes.

There is no entry fee.

Entry criteria - digital and technology solutions in the treatment or management of diabetes

This award recognises innovative, well-designed and credible healthcare digital and technology solutions for people with diabetes and their families and carers, which are different to other approaches already available and delivered via ANY digital or technology channel or channels, online or offline.

We welcome entries from healthcare professionals, in-house teams, agencies and consultancies. Digital and technology solutions entered should be UK or Ireland based even if they are used globally, and for work conducted during the 18-month period between July 2015 and December 2016 will be eligible.

Judges will want you to put your initiative into context, at the outset, to clarify the rationale behind your strategy and tactics.  They need to know what your ambitions were and how digital and/or technology channels were used to drive them. Please make it clear if your work was part of an overall strategy involving other factors.  Is it one programme or project within a longer-term strategy or a stand-alone piece of work? If the initiative is part of a broader-reaching solution, please say so.

Be clear about how you measured the activity and the impact it had in terms of changes of attitudes, perceptions, behaviour.  You should also give details of the demographic target audience and how well it was engaged. Judges will be looking for proven quality outputs and outcomes which may include evidence of message uptake and changes in behaviour.

You must state what digital provider you worked with on the assignment and what budget was allocated to this work by band. Failure to specify a budget band may lead to disqualification of your entry by the judges. If you are unable to provide budget band information, please state the reason in your submission

Band A below £10,000
Band B £10,001-£25,000
Band C £25,001-£50,000
Band D £50,001-£150,000
Band E over £150,000

Please ensure that any websites/digital media you refer to in your entry can be accessed by our panel of judges, therefore include any passwords or specific links when submitting your entry and keep links open until the end of the judging day (18 July 2017).

Criteria

Maximum score attainable

Comments

Summary

10

 

Rationale for selection of most appropriate channels

10

 

Clearly defined strategy to deliver required outcomes against defined objectives

10

 

Creativity or innovation in content, presentation/use of the medium and usability

20

How well does the initiative meet the needs of the person with diabetes and his/her family/carer? Does it support empowerment, improved management, safety and increased independence for the person with diabetes?

Customer focus and feedback

20

 

Safety

20

 

Financial savings

10


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