Digital technologies can enhance safety by ensuring that critical information is provided in a timely way, and by automating processes to make them more efficient while reducing the risk of error. However, with greater use of algorithms, AI and other systems, it is also essential that digital innovation is delivered safely, and does not lead to unintended harm. The publication of the National Digital Clinical Safety strategy in 2021 heralds a national ambition for the NHS to become a world leader in safe, digitally-enabled care, and all NHS staff must now play their part in delivering this.
This award will go to an organisation, team or project that has gone above and beyond to both ensure the technologies used in health and care are safe, and then using them to further improve patient safety. Winners will display strong collaboration between different departments and stakeholders to ensure risks are understood and manage effectively, openness in sharing information, and iterative change based on learning from events.
- All NHS organisations (including providers, partnerships and systems), General Practice and primary care organisations
- Evidence must relate to a project, ongoing or completed within the 2 years up until the award entry deadline