The significant challenge presented by Covid-19, and the surge in demand for NHS resources, have required a transformation of the way care is delivered.
After several weeks of working around the clock to increase capacity, optimise infection control procedures and develop new care pathways as infections rose, and clear and considered public health messaging, the system prevented itself from being overwhelmed. Thanks to these efforts, routine services are beginning to restart and a ‘new normal’ is being established.
The NHS could not have mobilised such a rapid and effective response without the support of the private and not-for-profit sectors, so this award celebrates the partnerships behind the transformation seen in the infancy of the pandemic, and those enabling the reset, restoration or recovery of services now the peak has been passed.
- Entrants can be any private or not-for-profit sector organisation working in partnership with NHS or public health organisations in response to covid-19 at a regional level (greater than individual ICS/STP level)
- Evidence will be related to ongoing or completed projects from January 2020 onwards