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Improving the population’s health and preventing illness is at the heart of the NHS Long Term Plan, and with an aging population and limited resources, is integral to the long-term financial sustainability of the NHS. Secondary prevention – catching the causes of ill health as early as possible to reduce the chances of them becoming more serious – has long been a focus for NHS leaders, and many health and care systems are uniting their NHS and local government resources to focus on improving the number of “healthy life years” for their local citizens.
This award recognises the role of private and third sector organisations in developing strategies, engagement campaigns and/or direct interventions that help the NHS support citizens to live independent, healthier lives. These could be related to specific lifestyle risk factors for ill health, for example smoking, alcohol, obesity, or focus on the earlier detection and secondary or tertiary prevention of specific conditions.
Judges will be particularly interested in projects that have been genuinely co-produced by the NHS, public health teams and the private or third sector, involving close consultation with local system leaders and service users, to shift the dial towards a more preventative health and care system.
- This award is open to any private or third sector organisation which works in partnership with an NHS organisation or public health team on disease prevention
- Judges are looking for a clearly-defined project scope and demonstrable outcomes
- Evidence must relate to a project, ongoing or completed within the past 2 years up until the award entry deadline