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Regional Covid-19 Response Partnership Award

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 


  • Describe the scope of the project include including all relevant partners 
  • What was the brief and the goals set?  
  • Provide detail on the challenges of bringing disparate parties around the table and how the partnership aimed to bridge the divide 
  • What measures were set to ensure expectations were met? 


  • Describe how the project was conceived and implemented in a quick and agile fashion 
  • What have been the results on the ground for both healthcare professionals and patients?  
  • Provide detailed evidence of improvements achieved and how they were delivered in a Covid-secure manner 
  • What challenges were met in project implementation and how did the solution provider work with the healthcare system at overcoming these? 
  • Provide testimonial evidence from staff working in the system that have benefitted from the project 


  • What efforts have been made by the partnership to ensure others are gaining from the experience? 
  • What best practices have been set that will help safeguard in the event of a second wave? 
  • How could the learnings from this project be applied in future national pandemic preparedness plans? 


  • What was the level of interaction between partners in terms of project concept, development and realisation?  
  • How has the partnership involved collaboration with patients and end-users within the NHS, and to what extent was this prioritised given the need for a quick and agile implementation?  
  • Provide testimonial evidence from each party within the partnership surrounding their level of involvement and engagement, and how they have consequentially benefited. 


  • How has the project contributed to the lifesaving efforts of the health system in response to Covid-19? 
  • What improvements have been made in capacity, efficiency, patient experience or value for money? 
  • Has the partnership resulted in any improvements to services or patient experience that will remain applicable long beyond the initial Covid-19 response? 
  • Provide supporting information to substantiate any claims here.
regional covid-19
Regional Covid-19 Response Partnership Award

To find out more

For entry enquiries, contact Ryan Bessent on 0207 608 9045 or email