Judging process

Each initiative will be reviewed by a panel of high-level oncology experts, including secondary care clinicians, public health professionals, GPs, nurses, cancer managers and industry and patient representatives.

There are 11 different categories aimed at professionals from diverse fields within oncology (clinical practice, research and the not-for-profit/charitable sector).

Entries must be well thought through with baseline data, clear objectives, results, measurable outcomes, cost analysis and conclusions that are specifically related to the aim of the initiative. Projects should have a demonstrable impact on clinical practice, showing how innovation can contribute to the optimisation of service delivery, ultimately benefitting people with cancer.

Judges will favour projects that demonstrate results having quality and/or efficiency benefits which could be replicated elsewhere, thereby having a greater impact than their initial focus.

Embrace this opportunity to be recognised and rewarded for your best practice initiatives and hard work and have the opportunity to share your work with eminent oncology professionals, and representatives from oncology patient groups, the NHS and industry.

If you are interested in joining the panel, please contact:

Siobhan Thwaites
E: SThwaites@pmlive.com

T: 01372 414247

All entries must

  • Demonstrate good practice, over and above standard daily care
  • Show baseline data
  • Show cost analysis
  • Demonstrate results showing quality of care and sustainability
  • Demonstrate equality of access of care
  • Demonstrate results showing efficiency benefits
  • Demonstrate ability to replicate initiative across other trusts and organisations
  • Show evidence of external review of the initiative
  • Demonstrate patient/user involvement in the design of the project
  • Show evidence of support from users of the service with testimonial where possible

Where possible, projects and initiatives should demonstrate evidence of the following

  • Cross boundary working with organisations and sectors
  • A clearly identified problem(s) with coherent aims, objectives, timescales and a strategy to overcome said problem(s) as well as follow-up data demonstrating how the aims/objectives were met and outcomes improved
  • Working with a limited budget
  • Improved effectiveness of care with tangible indicators
  • Improved patient experience
  • Assessment of quality improvement before and after the change initiatives
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