Categories

You will need to register your details before downloading an entry form. If you have already registered please log in by clicking on the Login button above.

You may nominate/enter as many categories as you wish.

  • This award celebrates the contribution of MS specialist nurses to the quality and experience of care for people affected by MS. It is open to any MS specialist nurse in the UK. The award recognises patient-centred practice, clinical excellence, leadership and commitment to the values of nursing.

    Overall word count must be 500-600 words.

    Please register your details or log in to download an entry form for this category.

  • For any allied health professional who works with people affected by MS as part of their regular caseload. The award recognises patient-centred practice, clinical excellence, leadership and a commitment to multidisciplinary working.

    Overall word count must be 500-600 words.

    Please register your details or log in to download an entry form for this category.

  • For any specialist registrar or consultant neurologist. The award recognises commitment to developing and improving MS services, clinical excellence, promoting multidisciplinary working and active engagement in evidence-based practice.

    Overall word count must be 500-600 words.

    Please register your details or log in to download an entry form for this category.

  • This award highlights the growing role of pharmacists in supporting people affected by MS in making best use of prescribed medicines. The award recognises imaginative models involving pharmacists in prescribing, dispensing and monitoring drug treatments for MS as well as the role of pharmacists in improving the experience of care.

    Overall word count must be 400-500 words.

    Please register your details or log in to download an entry form for this category.

     

  • This award celebrates multidisciplinary teams who work collaboratively to provide innovative, high quality and person-centred care. Teams must include at least two different healthcare professionals working together to deliver all or part of an MS service. The award recognises the use of skills, knowledge and expertise within a multidisciplinary team to deliver comprehensive, coordinated and easily accessible services to people affected by MS.

    Overall word count must be 400-500 words.

    Please register your details or log in to download an entry form for this category.

  • This award celebrates the importance of high quality information to support people affected by MS to make the choices that are right for them. The award is for any example of using information to support the process of making choices about aspects of care, for example, choice of disease-modifying or symptomatic treatment or advance care planning. The award recognises a coordinated approach to using information to support face-to-face care, together with commitment to shared decision making.

    Overall word count must be 400-500 words.

    Please register your details or log in to download an entry form for this category.

  • This award celebrates the application of evidence to improve clinical practice and the delivery of services. The award recognises a robust approach to gathering or applying evidence, commitment to engaging the whole team in applying evidence to practice, and establishing a culture of evidence-driven service improvement.

    Overall word count must be 450-600 words.

    Please register your details or log in to download an entry form for this category.

    The judges will also give two special awards which will be judged from all entries received (irrespective of category) for an individual, team or service that they feel deserves national recognition within the field of MS. The award may be given to an individual, team or service that has not won in its own category but, in the judges’ opinion, is worthy of being recognised as demonstrating innovation and excellence in MS service management and delivery as well as enhancing the quality of life of those with MS.

Please click here to register your details, or if you have already registered please log in by clicking on the Login button above. You will then be able to download an entry form(s). Once you have downloaded and filled in your entry form(s), please e-mail this, together with any supporting materials you wish to submit, to Louise Bellamy.

Who can enter?

Entries/nominations are invited from:
• MS specialist nurses
• Other nurses working in MS
• Allied health professionals, including physiotherapists and occupational therapists
• Neurologists – specialist registrars and consultants
• Pharmacists
• GPs
• District nurses, practice nurses, community matrons
• Healthcare professionals working in the community, a hospital or primary care setting, a nursing or care home or a rehabilitation or palliative care setting.

Whether you are working in a major centre or providing an MS service in a rural community setting, the QuDoS in MS Awards are a chance to gain recognition for the difference you make to people with MS or to nominate others for their great work.

Take a look at the 2016 Categories to decide which one is most appropriate.

There is no limit on the number of categories you may enter. You can also nominate yourself and/or colleagues for individual and team awards provided the criteria is met.

Judges reserve the right to move your entry/nomination into another category should it be deemed more relevant.

The entry deadline is 17:00 on Monday 12 September 2016 with judging taking place mid-October 2016.

How to Enter

  1. Click on the Register tab where you will be asked to complete a short registration form. Once you have filled in your details please click the Submit button.
  2. Your details will then be verified and within 24 hours you will be sent an e-mail with a unique username and password.
  3. Please click on the link within the e-mail and press the Login button where you will then be asked for your username and password.
  4. Once you have provided your username and password you will then be able to view entry forms for all categories and download all forms as rtf documents. Once you have downloaded and filled in your entry form(s), please e-mail the form(s) together with any supporting materials you wish to submit, to Louise Bellamy.
  5. You will then receive a message confirming receipt of your entry. If you have not received a confirmation e-mail within 48 hours of submitting your entry, please call or e-mail Louise Bellamy on + 44(0)1932 359203.

 

Why Enter?

The QuDoS in MS Awards – Recognising Quality in the Delivery of Multiple Sclerosis – are a fantastic opportunity to gain recognition for the valuable contribution you make to the quality of life and experience of care for those with MS.

The awards event provides an opportunity to both showcase your own work and learn about innovative services and projects in the UK, as well as networking with NHS healthcare professionals, patient groups and industry.

Awards evening

The 2016 awards evening will be held on Saturday 5th November from 6-9:30pm at the Beaumont Estate in Windsor, prior to the MS Trust conference on Sunday 6th November. Further details will be available shortly – but please save the date!