As children and young people represent over a third of our country, it is no wonder that paediatric and child health was placed front and centre of the NHS Long Term Plan. Designing systems around the needs of young people, improving integrated working across different specialities, increasing the use of technology and finding ways to empower patients and carers to keep children at home are just some of the ways that the NHS are ensuring the best interests of children and young people are met.
This award recognises NHS and public sector organisations and local care economies that are delivering safe and sustainable paediatric care, and improving services for children and young people. Our judges will be looking for teams who can prove that a change in approach has significantly bolstered the quality of care, thereby improving financial value and patient experience.
Entrants for this award can be any organisation from across NHS trusts, community and primary care as well as other public sector bodies improving healthcare for children.