Long Term Care

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
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