The NHS Long Term Plan outlined an ambitious commitment to transform urgent and emergency care services, requiring a focus not just on the A&E department, but on a vast range of digital and community resources such as NHS 111, paramedic services, urgent care centres, GP practices and pharmacies. With winter A&E pressures now being felt year-round, NHS organisations across the country are working together to implement the national 10-point UEC recovery plan. Managing demand in the community, improving in-hospital flow and supporting 999 and 111 services are just a few of those points, all of which can be digitally supported.
This award recognises projects that are digitally enabling a 24/7 integrated urgent and emergency care service. Judges are looking for innovative and, ideally, system-wide solutions that will help build capacity, improve access and reduce wait times for patients, ensuring they get the right help, in the right place at the right time.
- All NHS organisations including 111 providers, acute and ambulance trusts, General Practice, pharmacy and dentistry organisations
- Evidence must relate to a project, ongoing or completed within the 2 years up until the award entry deadline