Developing a sustainable, skilled and supported digital, data, technology and informatics workforce is essential to meeting the healthcare needs of the future. However, true transformation requires a range of perspectives and skills, so this workforce does not have to sit within traditional IT/technology departments. Clinicians, AHPs, lived experience partners, operations leaders and many other professionals across the system are well-placed to keep the patient or product user at the heart of design, and cross-functional teams are growing as digital becomes embedded within NHS organisations’ wider operational or clinical strategies.
Not limited solely to the CIO and their department, this award will recognise a team that has played a key role in delivering successful digital transformation across the NHS or wider system. Judges will be particularly impressed by cross-functional working and coproduction of services with patients and clinicians from across the wider organisation or system.
- All NHS organisations (including providers, partnerships and systems), General Practice and primary care organisations
- Entries are also welcomed from collaborative groups from across differing organisations, including those which aren’t solely NHS bodies
- Evidence must relate to the 2 years up until the award entry deadline