Improving out of hospital care through digital 
Improving out of hospital care through digital 

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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.


  • Provide a clear rationale for the digital project, product or service and the context in which this was required.
  • Explain 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


  • Describe how the project, product 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 improved patient access, experience and/or outcome as a result of the digital project, product, or service.
  • Share any financial impacts of implementation, including evidence relating to value for money and/or efficiencies realised by the project, product, or service.


  • Discuss how this digital project has provided a boost to the wider mission to bring care closer to home across the system, 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 were engaged in the design and implementation of the project, product, or service.
  • Explain how patients, service users or 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.

Improving out of hospital care through digital 

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Entries, attendance and sponsorship enquiries, contact Faysal Chaudhry   020 3510 7110
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