One of the most vital aspects of care for our population is for those with mental health needs. In line with the focus of the NHS Long Term Plan patient experience is driving changes in pathways, structures and the way services user interact with their treatment. Innovations and technologies as well as system led care also have an influence over the decision to update or revise a pathway, service or department.
This award will highlight existing and continuing successes in mental health services, celebrating the individuals, teams and organisations already delivering excellent value despite funding, workforce and service configuration challenges. Judges are seeking entries from providers delivering substantive changes in the way their services users access care.
Focus should be given to initiatives which have delivered compassionate and efficient services with demonstrably sustainable levels of service delivery excellence with reductions in variation and value for money. Organisations which have vision, staff engagement in solutions and collaboration with external stakeholders to deliver well managed service user outcomes whilst always looking for improvements.
NHS mental health providers and their partner organisations in the public sector are welcome to enter.