One of the commitments within the long-term plan was to empower patients with the resources they need to make more informed decisions, and personalise their experience of care. Whether by using personal apps or wearables to monitor their health and wellbeing, finding ways to more easily navigate the system or simply by booking and altering their own appointments, patients are looking to benefit from increased choice and access. Digitally empowering patients also frees up time for staff to interact with patients with more complex needs, reducing pressure on the system.
This award recognises teams and projects who are working to actively shift patients from being passive recipients of care to being actively involved in their outcomes. Judges are looking for digital projects, solutions and services that are driving tangible improvements in access, experience and outcomes, and that display solid evidence of co-production with patients and service users.
- 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