Whilst technology plays its part, real change is delivered not just through technology adoption, but through redesigning and transforming care pathways. Digitally-driven or transformed care pathways can be better for patients, and save time for clinical and administrative teams. The longer-term central NHS ambition is to deliver an established digital pathway for all high volume specialties in the years ahead, and to digitally monitor complex long term conditions. However, pockets of innovation around individual clinical pathways are already driving improved outcomes for patients across the country.
Entries into this category can be focused on a specific clinical pathway, or even a component of a clinical pathway (treatment, medication, education, self-care or preparation for discharge). Judges will be particularly interested in digital initiatives that have the potential for scale and spread across other settings or clinical areas.
- 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