Generating impact in population health through digital 

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A fortunate by-product of the pandemic response has been a renewed focus on one of the founding principles of ICSs: to improve outcomes in population health, through tackling inequalities in outcomes, experience, and access. However, to achieve this, those inequalities and outcome measures need to be recognised and areas of concern defined, so that improvements made at a neighbourhood, place, or system level. 

This award will go to an organisation or system that has leveraged digital products or services to gain deep insight into the needs of their local population and/or used them to develop new services and care pathways off the back of these insights to reduce inequalities and provide more personalised care. Judges will be looking for collaborative and creative solutions that are generating measurable improvements and will be particularly impressed by those involving multiple stakeholders from across the system.


  • All NHS organisations (including providers, partnerships, and systems), General Practice and primary care organisations. Local authorities, VCSEs and providers of social care are also welcome to apply.
  • Evidence must relate to a project that is ongoing or completed within the 2 years up until the award entry deadline.


  • Describe the scope of the project – what were the project aims and what strategic thinking was done before bringing technology to the table?
  • Define the intended goals and measures of success.
  • Discuss how the wider determinants of health, governance, ethics and safety were considered in the strategic planning and project/product design.


  • Share how either the project/product was seamlessly developed and deployed whilst retaining the existing service to minimise disruption to patients and staff, or if a new area, how everyone was on-boarded to ensure a seamless go-live.
  • Share with supporting information the outcome of any intelligence gathering or data collection, and what process, service or pathway change recommendations were made to operational/clinical colleagues as a result.
  • Evidence the performance of the project and resulting process changes against targets, including any financial, operational, on-time delivery, or clinical metrics.


  • Discuss how this digital project or product has provided a boost to the wider mission to deliver more personalised care across the system, and how it will achieve lasting impact
  • Evidence any direct benefits to staff and patients as a result of the project. This could be quantitative or qualitative.
  • Share any other value generated, including unintended benefits, of the project.


  • Describe and provide testimonial evidence of the working relationship between the technology partner (if relevant) and the NHS organisation that enabled a genuinely co-produced product or service.
  • Share how data governance and safety concerns were addressed to engage and involve all relevant stakeholders across the system (including wider partners such as VCSEs) in the development and implementation of the initiative, and how successfully they adopted the new product or service.
  • Explain how patients, carers and communities were fully engaged in the co-design, planning and implementation of the product or service.


  • Describe and if possible evidence how the learnings from the project have been shared across or beyond your organisation/system.
  • Discuss the scope for further replication or scaling up of this project in other settings.

Generating impact in population health through digital 

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