The health secretary’s NHSX programme is meant to fast track digital and technological transformation with the aim of making access to information easier. There is a push to reduce the variation by creating standards across NHS organisations and providing the tools needed to enable better services. The evolution of integrated care has added increased impetus to ensure this is done across organisational boundaries so that different organisations have connected services. Sometimes simple changes can have a huge effect; an update of an operating system, a move from white boards to patient flow display screens or even internal social and communication platforms.
This award isn’t about devices or medical technologies; judges are looking for IT and tech teams from across the NHS who are implementing strategies and initiatives which are making life easier for staff and patients. Judges are interested in seeing IT projects which aim to deliver better outcomes, for example, through staff engagement, improved systems and processes, and connecting services and patient information.
NHS organisations, trusts, systems, primary care and general practice. Partnerships between NHS organisations and suppliers are welcomed but the NHS organisation should be the primary entrant and would be listed as such.