Apply for Knowledge Awards: Quality Improvement in Practice

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We are delighted to bring you the Knowledge Awards for 2021, focused on continuous quality improvement (QI).

Who is eligible for this award?

The award is open to anyone who works within the veterinary industry. We are particularly interested in applications from a practice setting including, but not limited to, those from the administration team, veterinary nurses, practice managers and surgeons at all levels.

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What is the award for?

The award aims to recognise those individuals and teams who are focusing on driving continuous improvements in practice for better outcomes for their patients, better service provision to their clients, an improved business case or better working conditions for the team. Winners will be announced in early 2021.

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What happens if my application is selected as a winner?

If your application/nomination is successful, the applicant/nominee will become a Knowledge Champion and will receive a £250 prize. The successful applicant/nominee will also be invited to attend an awards ceremony 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 – rather than an individual – then a representative from the practice will be invited to attend the awards ceremony.

All applicants are encouraged to work with Knowledge to share their experiences in applying QI, be it through our blog, publishing in our journal Veterinary Evidence, or maybe even presenting at a conference!

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Applications and Nominations

To apply yourself or on behalf of your practice: please download and complete the application form, providing your details and writing your case example about your QI initiative before 30th November 2020.

To nominate a colleague or a team: please download and complete the short nomination form explaining why you have nominated this individual/team before 16th October 2020. Once we receive this, we will contact the nominee directly, inviting them to complete this nominee form. On this form, the nominee will give us a more detailed insight into their QI initiative by writing a case example. This will be presented to our review panel alongside the other applications. Both applicants and nominees will need to read the terms and conditions of the award.

All the documents you need are available to download at the bottom of this page. Please send the completed documents to us by email (ebvm@rcvsknowledge.org) or by post.

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