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.