Shifting more care into the community is one of the key improvements outlined in the NHS Long-Term Plan and finding innovative ways to deliver this is an essential lever for future NHS sustainability. The explosion of virtual care services and uptake in remote monitoring is already helping to reduce hospital admissions, and facilitate discharge, and there is national drive to more closely collaborate with social care partners to enable service users to lead independent lives.
This award will recognise the successful development and implementation of digital projects, products or services that are improving access, independence and choice for patients, and enabling staff to optimise capacity and quality of care. Judges will be particularly interested in initiatives genuinely co-produced with staff and the communities they serve.
- 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.