Treatment pathways are crucial for the management of patient care and should be evidence based, appropriate and relevant to the individual. More than just a protocol they should be a linked series of practices which serve the specific diagnosis. With high demand for integrated pathways between services, institutions and providers there is more emphasis on changing or updating the structures and management for the benefit of patients.
Winners of this award will be a business which has been working in partnership with an NHS organisation to substantially improve the service and redesign treatments, departments or service connections in a specific area. Judges will be looking for tangible transformation in the approach to treatment with new systems and processes, recording techniques, technology and training. Evidence will be represented by improved efficiency, capacity and patient outcomes.
- Entrants will be a pharmaceutical, consultant, private healthcare provider or other entity outside the NHS which has made substantial changes to the treatment pathways for patients in a specific treatment area
- Judges are looking for evidence on projects ongoing or completed in the past 2 years up until the awards entry deadline
- Evidence will be based on a single project for an NHS organisation