The responsibility for cost effective, high quality and safe care of patients is a tough job. Balancing value for money choices against the demands for service delivery improvements involves hard decisions, as does developing strategies to ensure staff have the resources they need to transform services and maintain standards. Performance measurement, quality improvements and introducing new initiatives to an NHS organisation are all the kinds of project judges are looking for in this category.
The award will be won by a team executing initiatives or projects which are adding value to patients, staff and the wider organisation. The project might have involved multiple stakeholders whether they be commissioners, patients, clinical services or partners and judges will be looking for excellence in the management of expectations with results that have improved performance.
Entries are welcomed from any NHS organisations and general practice.