The significant challenge presented by Covid-19, and the resulting surge in demand for NHS resources, have required a transformation of the way care is delivered. A combination of staff working around the clock to increase capacity, optimise infection control procedures and develop new care pathways as infections rose, and clear and considered public health messaging, prevented the system from being overwhelmed. Thanks to these efforts, routine services are beginning to restart and a ‘new normal’ is being established. But how will those initiatives and process changes developed through necessity during the crisis fare within this ‘new normal’?
This award celebrates the innovations, initiatives and redesigns developed during the Covid crisis that are becoming a cornerstone for care delivery in the mid to long term. Whether you have found effective ways to virtually interact with patients, developed new DToC-reducing mechanisms or completely redesigned a care pathway, our judges want to hear how you are making your innovations stick, and continuing to drive value for both staff and patients.
This award is open to all NHS organisations and general practices. Entries are also accepted from wider public and third sector health and social care bodies who have significantly changed a system, process or technology to drive value for patients during the Covid crisis.
Submitted projects can be completed or ongoing, but must have started no earlier than January 2020.