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Prize for QI success

Have you completed a project that improved quality stroke care at your workplace? If so, you could win national recognition of your achievements, plus registration to the Stroke 2023 conference to share your success.

The Stroke Foundation’s inaugural Quality Improvement Prize was announced in October 2022 at the National Stroke Quality Improvement Workshop at the Florey.

The prize is for a local quality improvement project that has either:

  • Led to improvements in care at your site
  • Improved practice according to guidelines or frameworks
  • Improved your patient outcomes.

The project must also demonstrate the use of data from the National Stroke Audit, or the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry (AuSCR) or local equivalent.

The winner will receive free registration to Stroke 2023. This conference, to be held in Melbourne from 22–25 August, combines two of the biggest events on the annual stroke calendar, with a joint meeting of the Stroke Society of Australasia (SSA) and the Smart Strokes Nursing and Allied Health Scientific Meeting.

Winners also receive mentoring in preparing an abstract for the conference from Senior Research Fellow and AuSCR Data Custodian Professor Dominique Cadilhac, and Stroke Foundation’s Executive Director of Stroke Services and Research Lisa Murphy.

Nurses or allied health professionals are eligible to enter. Submissions must describe the:

  • Aim or summary of the project
  • Background of why the project was needed
  • Methodology of how the project was done and how stroke data was used
  • Specific parts of the Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management that were the focus
  • Impact, or how the project has led to improvements in care, improved practice according to guidelines or frameworks, and/or improved patient outcomes.

Submissions open on 1 March 2023, so now is the time to gather your data and prepare your entry.

Closing date for submission is COB 31 March 2023.

Find out more about the QI Prize