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09 November 2006
Download the Oxoid Awards Setting Standards Update newsletter (PDF), which gives details of last year’s winners and full details of how to enter.
2006/2007 Oxoid Infection Control Team of the Year Awards Now Open for Entry
The 2006/2007 Oxoid Infection Control Team of the Year Awards with 1st prize: £5,000, 2nd prize: £1,000, 3rd prize: £500, are now open for entry.
Oxoid Ltd is pleased to announce that the 2006/2007 Oxoid Infection Control Team of the Year Awards are open for entry. The winning team will receive a cheque for £5,000 in recognition of the improvements that they have made to infection control within their hospital, and 2nd and 3rd prize winners will receive £1,000 and £500 respectively.
To enter, summarise (in 2000 words or less) the infection control challenges faced in your hospital, the communication methods you have used to respond to these challenges, the work undertaken, outcomes and improvements made, and finally say why you think your team should win this prestigious award.
Fiona Macrae, Clinical Applications Manager at Oxoid and Chairman of the Judges gave some clue as to what the judges are looking for. “Amongst other things, the judges are looking for evidence of the impact of outcomes and improvements made. Where possible, facts and figures are the best way to do this. For example, saying that the impact of a certain intervention was “significant”, “enormous” or “excellent” does not tell them nearly as much as, “the rates of infection fell from 260 in Q1 to 122 in Q3”. Facts and figures allow the judges to gauge the level of improvement made and, of course, a graph or table is an easy way to present such information.”
Entries for this international Awards scheme are welcome from infection control teams (including microbiologists, laboratory professionals, infection control doctors and nurses) in all countries around the world.
The Awards closing date is 31 January 2007.
Download the Oxoid Awards Setting Standards Update newsletter (PDF), which gives details of last year’s winners and full details of how to enter. Alternatively, please ask your local Oxoid representative to obtain a copy, or contact Val Kane, Oxoid Ltd, tel: +44 (0) 1256 841144, fax: +44 (0) 329728, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.