Entry guidelines

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QiC Diabetes 2018 entry guidelines and scoring criteria

  • Please attach and clearly mark any previous QiC Diabetes entries relating to the same initiative. Include the category it was entered into, placing (if applicable) and the feedback you received. Your entry will need to demonstrate that you have addressed the judges’ comments or how the initiative has progressed, so make sure your entry form reflects this.

  • Total word count of each entry (all sections) must not exceed 2,500 words excluding supplementary materials. All sections must be completed for entries to be considered by the judging panel.

  • Please see scoring grid for allocation of points for each section; the maximum possible score is 100.

  • Please note that an initiative can be entered in one category only. However, an entrant may submit multiple separate initiatives into the appropriate categories.

  • 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 appropriate or advantageous to the entry.

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

Writing an effective QiC Diabetes entry takes careful planning. You must detail your aims and objectives. As a guide your objectives should 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.

  • 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.
  • We will accept entries for initiatives that were conducted between January 2012 and December 2017
  • There is no entry fee
  • Check that you have completed each section and are within the allowed word count (max 2,500)
  • It often helps to write the summary of your initiative (Section 7) once you have completed the detail in the other sections. In this way you can identify and select the key points to highlight
  • Ensure you have attached any relevant supplementary materials eg resources you developed, programme curriculums etc. All materials will be treated confidentially and used for judging purposes only. Where materials are available online a link may be provided for judges to access these.
  • If your initiative has previously been entered into the QiC Diabetes Awards in this or another category, don’t forget to attach and clearly mark the previous entry, including judge’s feedback comments
  • Have a look at 2017 results at Results - Quality In Care

  • KEY DATES
  • Launch at Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2018:
    14 March
  • Judging day: 19 July
  • Awards ceremony: 18 October
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