As more services shift online, tackling digital exclusion is a critical step to ensuring everyone in society can live full and healthy lives regardless of their background. We also know that those NHS organisations which embrace the diversity of their workforce are more likely achieve higher levels of staff satisfaction, a positive working culture, improved patient outcomes and organisational efficiency.
This award recognises initiatives which either:
- Promote workplace diversity, equality and inclusion within digital teams to ensure those leading digital projects are representative of the communities they serve OR
- Identify and tackle digital inequalities experienced by patients and staff to improve outcomes
Judges are looking for initiatives which can show tangible results in progress in areas such as: identification and reduction of digitally excluded patients and communities; upskilling of staff members to ensure the full benefit of digital tools is realised; strategic and practical approaches towards the recruitment of diverse digital teams; or clear and evidenced career progression opportunities.
- 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.