Welcome to Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes 2019 Awards

We are delighted that you are sharing your innovative practice by entering QiC Diabetes 2019 with an opportunity to win one of the prestigious awards.

About QiC Diabetes

Now in its ninth 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.

QiC 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, 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 QiC 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 2019

To ensure that the QiC Diabetes programme continually improves and develops in line with the NHS Rightcare Pathway: Diabetes, all elements have been reviewed resulting in the introduction of one new category and revision of another:

  • Mind and Body Healthy Together – Emotional Support Programmes for People with Diabetes
  • Diabetes Education Programmes now invites initiatives for healthcare professionals and people with diabetes.
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.

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 Thwaites: T: 07969 313734, E: sthwaites@qualityincare.org or Amy Watson: T: 01372 414248, E: awatson@pmlive.com

The QiC Diabetes 2019 Awards presentation will take place on Thursday 17 October at Sanofi UK & Ireland headquarters in Reading. Finalists are invited to come together each year providing a unique opportunity to be with and to 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

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.

The initiatives must have been undertaken in the last 5 years (2014-19)


“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


Dr Partha Kar - Associate National Clinical Director of Diabetes, NHS England

Quality In Care Diabetes

  • 2020 KEY DATES
  • Open for entry: Wednesday 18 March 2020
  • Entry deadline: Friday 29 May 2020
  • Judging day: Thursday 16 July 2020
  • Awards ceremony: Thursday 15 October 2020
QiC Diabetes is partnered by:
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