The covid-19 pandemic highlighted several of the inequalities in health outcomes, experience and access that exists across the country. The uptake of digital solutions during the pandemic has also exacerbated another divide, potentially excluding those without access to digital services or the technical capability to utilise them.
However, digital can also be the solution to some of these problems. Facilitating information exchange between the NHS and it’s VCSE or local authority partners, finding ways to improve access to marginalised groups, or focusing on one of the key clinical areas outlined by NHS England’s Core20PLUS5 strategy are just a few of the opportunity areas.
Judges are looking for digital projects and services that are driving tangible improvements in access, experiences and outcomes for patients, carers, people and/or communities. Winners will display solid evidence of co-production with patients and demonstrate tangible impacts on what has made a difference to communities.
- 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.