Improving medicines management and pharmacy through digital
Improving medicines management and pharmacy through digital

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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


  • Provide a clear rationale for the digital project or service and the context in which this was required – what were the project aims, and what strategic thinking was done before bringing technology to the table?
  • Define the intended measures of success and the steps put in place to achieve them
  • Discuss how the risks of exclusion or exacerbating inequalities were considered in the design and development of the project or service, and mitigations were put in place


  • Describe how the project or service was seamlessly developed and deployed whilst retaining any existing services to minimise disruption to patients and staff
  • Provide qualitative and quantitative evidence of reduced wait times for patients, improved experience and/or improved outcomes as a result of the project
  • Share any financial impacts of implementation, including evidence relating to value for money and/or efficiencies realised by the project or service


  • Discuss how this digital project has positively impacted safety, quality and patient care, and how it will achieve lasting impact
  • Evidence how the patient and staff experience has improved as a result of the new digital project, product or service
  • Share any other value generated, including unintended benefits, of the digital 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 all relevant staff and clinicians were engaged in the design and implementation of the project, product or service
  • Explain how patients, families and the community were involved in the design, planning and implementation of this project, product or service


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

To find out more

Entries, attendance and sponsorship enquiries, contact Faysal Chaudhry   020 3510 7110
Media and marketing enquiries, contact Rebecca Bright 0207 608 9056
Judging and event management, contact Awards Support 0207 608 9086