Primary and community care providers are at the front line of changes to the way and place patients receive treatments including working in systems which offer services which once might have been received in a hospital. GPs and pharmacists are taking more responsibility and working hard to divert patients from A&E and hospital beds when unnecessary.
This award celebrates positive changes in the way patients and service users receive care and are offered more choice in line with their lives. Judges are interested in pathway and process changes, environmental or place based redesigns which have benefited the patient but have also improved patient flow and relieved pressures on other parts of the system.
This award will recognise system led or integrated care projects, NHS primary or community care trusts, general practice and federations as well as other types of primary care teams or organisations.