Most Impactful Project Addressing Health Inequalities 
Most Impactful Project Addressing Health Inequalities 

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Along with a more holistic focus on overall population health, wellness and prevention, the NHS has come to an increasing recognition of the inequalities in outcomes, experience and access. The covid-19 pandemic has further highlighted this challenge by showing areas of social deprivation and ethnic minority groups are more greatly impacted. 

Equally, the uptake of digital solutions during the pandemic has exacerbated another divide, potentially excluding those without access to digital services or the technical capability to utilise them. 

Entrants in this category will have a well-defined project scope and be able to demonstrate clearly how their project supported local services to improve access and/or diagnosis and/or outcomes for some of the local population. 


  • 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 


  • Describe the scope of the project; what was the context or need for this work, and why could this project not have been executed by the NHS without help? 
  • What did the project team hope to achieve and how would this effect staff and patients and their diagnosis, treatment or experience?  
  • Share how the project or programme was designed to ensure long-term sustainable improvements for a specific underserved community or patient cohort


  • How was the project realised and what were the results?  
  • What were the measures of success and how were the achieved against the goals laid out at the commencement of the project?  
  • Provide evidence that results have been acted upon and supporting material that demonstrates a tangible and positive effect on patient outcomes, experience and/or staff ability to deliver better services across the local population.  


  • Have the results or methodologies employed in the project been replicated elsewhere?  
  • What is the scope for further replication? 
  • What efforts have been made by the project team to disseminate best practice either within the NHS organisation or to other providers of healthcare?


  • Describe where the team drew information from and how those data sources were involved  
  • Detail the size and makeup of all stakeholders in the project team, and how it drew on expertise from both lived experience partners and disciplines from across the NHS organisation  
  • Judges are looking for projects which can demonstrate buy-in from parties which both contribute input and those who benefit from the results. 


  • Describe the financial and non-monetary value delivered by the project 
  • Provide testimonial evidence from the target beneficiaries of the project surrounding the value created 
  • To what extent has the project contributed to improvements of quality of life and/or earlier-stage intervention? 

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