Despite the long-term funding settlement provided in conjunction with NHS Long Term Plan, and recent write-off of historic debt by the government, acute trusts are still delivering world class care in challenging circumstances. The Covid-19 crisis, set against a backdrop of financial pressures, a high number of staff vacancies, long elective care waiting lists and the implementation of integrated care has provided a perfect storm for these organisations, which cannot be weathered without the support of the private sector.
This award will recognise projects and partnerships leading the way in delivering continuous improvements in patient flow, clinical performance, staff retention and wellbeing, safety and many more, or developing innovative new ways of delivering acute sector care.
Judges will be particularly interested in those improvements and innovations that have been genuinely co-produced by the NHS and private sector. These will have involved close consultation with patients and achieved high levels of staff engagement.
- This award is open to any private sector organisation which works in partnership with an NHS organisation in an acute setting
- These can be single partnerships or joint working projects, but must demonstrate evidence from the past two years up until the awards deadline date