Cancer Team Collaboration Initiative of the Year

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
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