2016 Categories

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Supporting the UK 2015/16 NHS Cancer Plans in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

QiC Oncology 2016 categories are aligned with Scottish Cancer Plan, NHS England Five Year Forward Plan, NHS Northern Ireland Regional Cancer Framework and NHS Wales Together for Health - Cancer Delivery Plan.

Is your work eligible for entry?

Your good practice initiatives from 2012 onwards can be entered.

Previous entries can be entered again with updated results.

Choose from the following categories

This award recognises those teams and individuals that are working to prevent people from dying prematurely from cancer maximising patient recovery and outcomes.

This category supports the government’s ambition in the NHS Five Year Forward View to deliver a 10% increase in those patients diagnosed early, equivalent to about 8,000 more patients living longer than five years after diagnosis.

Initiatives may include:

  • Lifestyle initiatives addressing risk factors and promotion of healthy lifestyle for general population
  • Health literacy – bridging the gap between what HCPs know and what patients understand
  • Advice and counselling services around HPV vaccinations
  • Good practice models supporting accurate and timely diagnosis improving patient outcomes
    • Cancer awareness and early detection
    • Increasing screening uptake or improving screening
    • Developing new referral pathways to access diagnostics more quickly, leading to an increased five-year survival rate.

Judging criteria:

Objectives Are the objectives clearly explained and appropriate to the initiative? 0-5 points
Planning & implementation How effective were the methods used to deliver the initiative? How well were they implemented?0-10 points
Impact & results How successful was the initiative? How well did it meet its objectives?  0-10 points
Patient experience How patient experience was measured and how well was the initiative received by patients?0-20 points
Audit & evaluation  Was the initiative subject to formal evaluation and were the measures of success appropriate? What evidence-based data exists to support the success of the programme?0-20 points
Future benefits What impact does the project potentially have in the future? 0-10 points
Sustainability How sustainable was the initiative? What level of impact has the project had (relative to available budget/resources) within its intended environment? 0-15 points
Replication How easily could the initiative be adapted to other health authorities? 0-10 points

This award recognises those teams and individuals that are working to prevent people from dying prematurely from cancer maximising patient recovery and outcomes.

This category supports the government’s ambition in the NHS Five Year Forward View to deliver a 10% increase in those patients diagnosed early, equivalent to about 8,000 more patients living longer than five years after diagnosis.

Initiatives may include:

  • Lifestyle initiatives addressing risk factors and promotion of healthy lifestyle for general population
  • Health literacy – bridging the gap between what HCPs know and what patients understand
  • Advice and counselling services around HPV vaccinations
  • Good practice models supporting accurate and timely diagnosis improving patient outcomes
    • Cancer awareness and early detection
    • Increasing screening uptake or improving screening
    • Developing new referral pathways to access diagnostics more quickly, leading to an increased five-year survival rate.

Judging criteria:

Objectives Are the objectives clearly explained and appropriate to the initiative? 0-5 points
Planning & implementation How effective were the methods used to deliver the initiative? How well were they implemented?0-10 points
Impact & results How successful was the initiative? How well did it meet its objectives?  0-10 points
Patient experience How patient experience was measured and how well was the initiative received by patients?0-20 points
Audit & evaluation  Was the initiative subject to formal evaluation and were the measures of success appropriate? What evidence-based data exists to support the success of the programme?0-20 points
Future benefits What impact does the project potentially have in the future? 0-10 points
Sustainability How sustainable was the initiative? What level of impact has the project had (relative to available budget/resources) within its intended environment? 0-15 points
Replication How easily could the initiative be adapted to other health authorities? 0-10 points

The NHS Outcomes Framework 2015/16 puts the public, patient and carer at the centre of healthcare services from planning to delivery to ensure patients are satisfied with their care.

This award recognises teams and individuals working to ensure a positive patient experience and to optimise patient outcomes. Patient experience includes routine care, emergency care, short stay care, surgical and medical intervention, outpatient and community, care long-term care and end of life care

Initiatives may include:

  • Health literacy – bridging the gap between what HCPs know and what patients understand
  • Patient experience improvement programmes
  • Screening for family members
  • Counselling and information services for people with cancer and parents of children/teenagers with cancer
  • Management of paediatric diagnosis and treatment
  • Pharmacological management experience
  • Nutritional management experience
  • NHS patient logistics services experience
  • Patient feedback process and impact on redesign of a service or services
  • Changing the public understanding of long-term care plans.

Judging criteria:

Objectives Are the objectives clearly explained and appropriate to the initiative? 0-5 points
Planning & implementation How effective were the methods used to deliver the initiative? How well were they implemented?0-10 points
Impact & results How successful was the initiative? How well did it meet its objectives?  0-10 points
Patient experience How patient experience was measured and how well was the initiative received by patients?0-20 points
Audit & evaluation  Was the initiative subject to formal evaluation and were the measures of success appropriate? What evidence-based data exists to support the success of the programme?0-20 points
Future benefits What impact does the project potentially have in the future? 0-10 points
Sustainability How sustainable was the initiative? What level of impact has the project had (relative to available budget/resources) within its intended environment? 0-15 points
Replication How easily could the initiative be adapted to other health authorities? 0-10 points

This award recognises those teams and individuals that are working to implement changes that support and improve outcomes for people living with and beyond cancer.

Initiatives may include:

Living beyond cancer

  • Cancer survivorship initiatives
    • Programmes created to aid physical, psychological and rehabilitation following recovery from cancer
  • Health and lifestyle education, i.e. image and sexuality
Living with cancer
  • Self-management programmes
  • Prognosis perception and expectation management
    • How will it affect me, my family and my friends?
  • Pharmacological treatment and symptom management
  • Counselling, psychological and body image support programmes
  • Patient treatment continuity and safety
  • Coping with cancer support for patient family and friends
  • Community and social services combined initiatives
  • Nutritional management.

Judging criteria:

Objectives Are the objectives clearly explained and appropriate to the initiative? 0-5 points
Planning & implementation How effective were the methods used to deliver the initiative? How well were they implemented?0-10 points
Impact & results How successful was the initiative? How well did it meet its objectives?  0-10 points
Patient experience How patient experience was measured and how well was the initiative received by patients?0-20 points
Audit & evaluation  Was the initiative subject to formal evaluation and were the measures of success appropriate? What evidence-based data exists to support the success of the programme?0-20 points
Future benefits What impact does the project potentially have in the future? 0-10 points
Sustainability How sustainable was the initiative? What level of impact has the project had (relative to available budget/resources) within its intended environment? 0-15 points
Replication How easily could the initiative be adapted to other health authorities? 0-10 points

This award recognises digital innovation that will improve the quality and experience of treatment for people living with and beyond cancer. 

Examples include: mobile health – app to medical device, digital tools in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, digital collaboration in cancer research, websites, telemedicine, E-learning, home monitoring, social media.

Please make it clear if your work was a stand-alone project, part of an overall programme involving other factors or one significant programme within a longer term strategy

You must state what digital provide you worked with on the assignment and what budget was allocated to this work by band.

Failure to specify a budget band may incur a penalty form 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 £50,000-£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.

Judging criteria:

Objectives Are the objectives clearly explained and appropriate to the initiative? 0-5 points
Planning & implementation How effective were the methods used to deliver the initiative? How well were they implemented?0-10 points
Impact & results How successful was the initiative? How well did it meet its objectives?
Describe the NHS and patient user benefits including time and cost saving
0-15 points
Creativity or innovation in content, presentation/use of the medium and usability How was the initiative creative and innovative?
How well was the initiative received by the user?
0-20 points
Patient experience How patient experience was measured and how well was the initiative received by patients?0-20 points
Audit & evaluation  Was the initiative subject to formal evaluation and were the measures of success appropriate? What evidence-based data exists to support the success of the programme?0-15 points
Future benefits and sustainabilityWhat impact does the project potentially have in the future?
How sustainable was the initiative? What level of impact has the project had (relative to available budget/resources) within its intended environment?
0-15 points

This award recognises outstanding team achievements and contributions that will help us better understand, prevent, diagnose or treat cancer and improve patient experience and outcomes.

Teamwork plays a critical and growing role in high-quality cancer care. This award will be given to an outstanding team that has made a significant contribution to patient care, treatment or cancer management.

It may be a multidisciplinary team, a group of healthcare professionals or a management team that has introduced significant advances in clinical practice, patient support (including links to social care), service quality or efficiency.

This award will be given to a team that demonstrates initiatives in the following areas:

  • Putting patients at the heart of decision-making
  • Preventing re-admissions
  • Ensuring the right care in the right place
  • Significant improvements in patients’ experiences
  • Access to services seven days a week.

Judging criteria:

Objectives Are the objectives clearly explained and appropriate to the initiative? 0-5 points
Planning & implementation How effective were the methods used to deliver the initiative? How well were they implemented?0-10 points
Impact & results How successful was the initiative? How well did it meet its objectives?  0-10 points
Patient experience How patient experience was measured and how well was the initiative received by patients?0-20 points
Audit & evaluation  Was the initiative subject to formal evaluation and were the measures of success appropriate? What evidence-based data exists to support the success of the programme?0-20 points
Future benefits What impact does the project potentially have in the future? 0-10 points
Sustainability How sustainable was the initiative? What level of impact has the project had (relative to available budget/resources) within its intended environment? 0-15 points
Replication How easily could the initiative be adapted to other health authorities? 0-10 points

Effective cancer care is not possible without cross functional team working.

Healthcare providers, patient associations, charities, non-governmental agencies and pharmaceutical companies share a common agenda to improve patient care outcomes through high-quality, cost-effective treatment and management.

This award recognises outstanding collaborative teamwork in developing programmes that raise standards of patient care, treatment or cancer management and have the potential to be replicated across the NHS, e.g. cancer care in the community, cross disease management with cancer as primary disease, management of paediatric cancer care, etc.

Entries will demonstrate joint development and implementation of patient-centred initiatives showing a shared commitment to successful delivery. Projects can be at a local or national level.


Judging criteria:

Objectives Are the objectives clearly explained and appropriate to the initiative? 0-5 points
Planning & implementation How effective were the methods used to deliver the initiative? How well were they implemented?0-10 points
Impact & results How successful was the initiative? How well did it meet its objectives?  0-10 points
Patient experience How patient experience was measured and how well was the initiative received by patients?0-20 points
Audit & evaluation  Was the initiative subject to formal evaluation and were the measures of success appropriate? What evidence-based data exists to support the success of the programme?0-20 points
Future benefits What impact does the project potentially have in the future? 0-10 points
Sustainability How sustainable was the initiative? What level of impact has the project had (relative to available budget/resources) within its intended environment? 0-15 points
Replication How easily could the initiative be adapted to other health authorities? 0-10 points

This award will recognise innovative projects undertaken by not-for-profit organisations, for example a compassionate activity to improve the well-being or quality of life of patients with cancer, or an initiative that has made a significant contribution to the fight against cancer.

Entrants are asked to state the number of employees, including volunteers, as well as the level of impact relative to their size. Judges will then allocate the entry into small or large cancer charity initiative.

Judging criteria:

Objectives Are the objectives clearly explained and appropriate to the initiative? 0-5 points
Planning & implementation How effective were the methods used to deliver the initiative? How well were they implemented?0-10 points
Impact & results How successful was the initiative? How well did it meet its objectives?  0-10 points
Patient experience How patient experience was measured and how well was the initiative received by patients?0-20 points
Audit & evaluation  Was the initiative subject to formal evaluation and were the measures of success appropriate? What evidence-based data exists to support the success of the programme?0-20 points
Future benefits What impact does the project potentially have in the future? 0-10 points
Sustainability How sustainable was the initiative? What level of impact has the project had (relative to available budget/resources) within its intended environment? 0-15 points
Replication How easily could the initiative be adapted to other health authorities? 0-10 points

This award recognises nurses who have succeeded in raising standards of care for their patients over and above their day to day role.

 

This award recognises nurses who have succeeded in raising standards of care for their patients over and above their day to day role.

 

The winner of this award will be selected by the judges and will either be awarded to an individual who deserves national recognition for his or her contribution to improving outcomes for cancer patients in the UK or from among the entries received (irrespective of category) for a project that is judged to have made an outstanding contribution deserving of national recognition and a platform to be shared with the wider cancer community.

QiC Oncology 2016 partner:
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Supported by: