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Knowledge Awards: Quality Improvement Champions

The annual Knowledge Awards showcase the implementation of Quality Improvement (QI) and the individuals and teams that have driven improvement within the profession.

The award is open to anyone who works within the veterinary industry; including those from a practice setting and educators and learners from under- and post-graduate education.

"I am delighted to have been named a Knowledge Champion for my role in educating veterinary nurses in Quality Improvement. I believe it is important to equip the veterinary profession with the knowledge and skills it needs to help shape clinical practice and drive improvements." 

Samantha Fontaine, Knowledge Champion - 2021. 

Successful applicants will become Knowledge Champions and have the opportunity to work with RCVS Knowledge to promote and share their experiences in Quality Improvement. This promotion might include presenting at a conference, sharing experiences through our blog, podcasts and interviews, and even publishing their findings in a regular column in a journal such as Veterinary Evidence

Knowledge Champions will receive a £250 prize and are invited to attend an awards ceremony (either online or in person) and will be reimbursed up to £200 towards reasonable travel costs to attend the event at which this ceremony is held. If a winning application was made for a practice/ organisation – rather than an individual – then a representative will be invited to attend the awards ceremony.

"As a team, we ensure we do our very best for every patient and client, and it's great to get recognition of the steps we take to maintain and continually improve our service."

Ross Allan, Roundhouse Referrals, Highly Commended Runner up - 2021.

“Since my QI journey began in 2017, year on year its importance in practice continues to grow. To win an RCVS Knowledge award as an RVN for clinical audit work for the second year in a row means so much to me. I feel enormously proud that RVNs can be recognised in making key clinical changes and improvements in regards to patient care in practice, thanks to the evidence provided by clinical auditing and other quality improvement practices"

Louise Northway, Knowledge Champion - 2019 and 2020.

How to get involved?

Follow the links below to find out about our previous Knowledge Champions, apply for the awards, and to find out more about Quality Improvement.

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Updated: 03/08/2021