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Shifting skills and capacity into the community, and providing both urgent and long-term care closer to home, forms a core part of the NHS’ ambition to join up service delivery and shift towards a more preventative and sustainable health system. However, a backdrop of financial pressures, a high number of staff vacancies, an aging population, and ever-increasing elective care waiting has provided a perfect storm for these organisations of increased demand and limited resource, 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 service access, clinical performance, staff retention and wellbeing, safety and many more, or developing innovative new ways of delivering out-of-hospital 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 the communities they serve and achieved high levels of staff engagement.
- This award is open to any private sector organisation which works in partnership with an NHS organisation to enable or deliver care in the community
- These can be single partnerships or joint working projects, but must demonstrate evidence from the past two years up until the awards deadline date