The NHS Long Term Plan outlined an ambitious commitment to transform urgent and emergency care services and ensure patients get the right care, in the right place at the right time. This requires a focus not just on the A&E department, but on a vast range of digital and community resources such as NHS 111, paramedic services, urgent care centres, GP practices and pharmacies.
This award will recognise NHS and public sector organisations and local care economies that are working to build capacity, improve access, and ultimately enable more same day emergency care by ensuring patients are treated in the most appropriate care setting. Our judges will be looking for teams who can prove that a change in approach has significantly bolstered the quality of care, and so improved financial value and patient experience.
Entrants for this award can be any organisation from across the NHS, as well as other public sector bodies improving urgent and emergency care.