Medicines have the potential to make a significant contribution to how ICSs address health inequalities, manage population health and improve patient care. They are also a key area for cash-strapped systems looking to find financial savings, drive additional value and unlock efficiencies.
However, as the NHS continues to bring pharmacy and prescribing teams more closely together across the end-to-end patient pathway, there is a growing need for digital prescription and medication management, and effective integration into wider patient records. The rise in E-pharmacy, and shift to community based care also provide new routes to accessing services for patients.
Entries into this category can be focused on medicines management and pharmacy related to specific clinical pathway, or more generally at trust, organisation or system level. Judges will be particularly interested in digital initiatives that have the potential for scale and spread, and that can also be clearly linked to better outcomes for patients
- All NHS organisations including trusts, systems, General Practice and community pharmacists
- Evidence must relate to a project, ongoing or completed within the 2 years up until the award entry deadline