How to Enter

The entry process

The entry process is simple, so entering should not take up much time.

There is no entry fee.

Closing date is Friday 31 May, 2019.

Download an entry form and save to your computer. Complete your entry and, when finished, simply email your entry and supporting materials to awatson@pmlive.com.

If you do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your entry (via email) within 7 days of submission please contact Amy Watson (awatson@pmlive.com.)

For further information/help with your submission, please contact:

Siobhan Thwaites: T: 07969 313734, E: sthwaites@qualityincare.org

Amy Watson: T: 01372 414248, E: awatson@pmlive.com

Problems downloading the entry form?

If you are unable to download the form due to your company’s firewall or anti-virus settings, please contact Amy Watson on awatson@pmlive.com and the form will be e-mailed directly to you.

Which category to enter

Take a look at the categories to decide which one is most appropriate for your entry. Please note that an initiative can be entered in one category only.

However an entrant can submit multiple initiatives into the appropriate categories.
The initiatives must have been undertaken in the last 5 years
(2014-2019).

  • Total word count of each entry, submission statements must not exceed 2,500 words excluding supporting materials
  • Entries without results will not be judged
  • Please see judges criteria for allocation of points for each section; the maxium score is 100
  • 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 advantages to the entry.

Plan your entry

Writing an effective QiC Diabetes entry takes careful planning. You must detail the aims and objectives which you have achieved. Please do not enter if you do not have results as your entry will not be judged.

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.

Have a look at the award winning case studies available for download at www.qualityincare.org/diabetes.

Have you previously entered this initiative?


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.
Repeat applications must be clear as to how how they have developed their service and addressed judges concerns since the last application.

Supporting materials


Entries may be accompanied by supporting materials and visuals to illustrate the work undertaken.
ESSENTIAL: A summary sheet must be supplied with supporting material:

  1. Itemising each piece of supporting material
  2. Clearly referencing where evidence has been supplied in support of all claims made in the entry

It is important for entrants to realise that, at the first stage of judging, decisions will be based on content of the written submission only.


Supporting materials will be made available at the second stage of judging at the judging day and will be reviewed by group heads to determine relevance of distribution.

Nomination categories


Entries for certain categories are decided by nomination.
Visit www.qualityincare.org/diabetes and submit your choice for who should win the:
People’s Award
Diabetes Healthcare Professional of the Year
Outstanding Educator in Diabetes.

What happens next?


Finalists will be notified by 2 August and then invited to attend the awards presentation on Thursday October 17, 2019 taking place at Sanofi’s UK and Ireland headquarters in Reading.


Quality In Care Diabetes

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