Welcome to Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes 2020 Awards

We are delighted that you are sharing your innovative practice by entering QiC Diabetes 2020 with an opportunity to win one of the prestigious awards.

Entry categories are now closed for entry

Nomination categories open until 31 August

Nominate your colleagues

The People’s Award

Outstanding Educator in Diabetes

Diabetes Professional of the Year

About QiC Diabetes

Now in it’s tenth year, QiC Diabetes recognises, rewards and shares innovative practice demonstrating quality in diabetes management, education and services for people with diabetes and/or their families.

Quality in Care Diabetes is partnered with Sanofi and supported by the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD), Association of Children’s Diabetes Clinicians (ACDC), Children and Young People’s Diabetes Network (CYPDN) , the Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurse (DISN) UK Group, The Diabetes Specialist Nurse Forum (DSN) UK, Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation (DRWF), Diabetes UK, JDRF the type 1 diabetes charity, Primary Care Diabetes Society (PCDS), Training Research and Education for Nurses in Diabetes (TREND-UK), Young Diabetologists and Endocrinologists' Forum (YDEF) and the United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA).

A Quality in Care award means an initiative has been recognised by the NHS, patients and industry as improving the quality of life for people living with diabetes.

New for 2020

To ensure that the QiC Diabetes programme continually improves and develops in line with the NHS Rightcare Pathway: Diabetes and the NHS Long Term Plan, all elements have been reviewed resulting in the revision of two categories:

  • Prevention, Remission and Early Diagnosis: including initiatives that result in diabetes remission.
  • Diabetes Team of the Year now invites entries for collaboration initiatives.
Who can enter?

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

We welcome initiatives and programmes that were launched between July 2015 and December 2019.

Help in preparing your entry

You will find all you need to enter this year’s programme including full category description, judging criteria and points, in this entry kit.  When preparing your entry you will find it useful to look at both the judges’ tips and the entry checklist at the end of this document.

To download an entry form for your chosen category visit www.qualityincare.org/diabetes

If you would like a member of the QiC Diabetes awards team to discuss the entry process with you and/or your team please call or email:

Siobhan Ford: T: 07969 313734, E: sford@qualityincare.org or

Debbie Tuesley: T: 01372 414243, E: dtuesley@pmlive.com

The QiC Diabetes 2020 Awards presentation will take place on Thursday 15 October at the Sanofi UK & Ireland headquarters in Reading. Finalists are invited to come together each year for the  unique opportunity to meet and be recognised by fellow professionals.

Thank you for sharing your work by entering QiC Diabetes and we wish you every success.

Siobhan Thwaites
QiC Diabetes Project Manager


“Diabetes UK is once again delighted to collaborate on these important awards. They highlight and promote the exciting and innovative approaches that are being implemented around the UK to improve the care of people with diabetes.”

Simon O’Neill, Diabetes UK Director of Health Intelligence and Professional Liaison


"QiC Diabetes provides a great opportunity to celebrate, and learn from, new ways of working to drive up quality of care. I'm impressed and inspired by the class and breadth of the award winners and finalists. It shows how many of those involved in the day-to-day care of people with diabetes go the extra mile to make meaningful improvements which empower people to self-manage their condition."

Professor Jonathan Valabhji OBE, National Clinical Director for Obesity and Diabetes, NHS England

Professor Partha Kar MBBS MD FRCP OBE - Consultant Endocrinologist Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
National Specialty Advisor, Diabetes, NHS England
GIRFT Co-lead, Diabetes, NHS Improvement

Quality In Care Diabetes

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  • 2021 KEY DATES
  • Open for entry:
    Tuesday 20 April 2021
  • Entry deadline: Friday 2 July 2021
  • Judging day:
    Tuesday 7 September 2021
  • Awards ceremony:
    Thursday 14 October 2021