The Long Term Plan provides some hope with new funding, but acute trusts are still delivering world class care in difficult circumstances. Financial pressures, improved staff well-being and retention and the implementation of more integrated care provide tough challenges.
The winner of this award will be an organisation which is facing these challenges head on with a focus on outcomes and staff wellbeing. Judges will be looking for initiatives which deliver performance against targets, clinical quality and safety. A Trust of the Year will need to demonstrate initiatives which drive inclusivity and representation across the organisation and investment in widening participation. Judges will want to see clear evidence of sustainable finances, derive value as a common factor between quality achieved and pound spent.
The award will recognise those trusts which are offering excellent, patient-centric care built on strong engagement between clinicians within and beyond the organisation. We are particularly seeking organisations with a clear understanding of how they will need to adapt to create a viable long-term local health economy.
This award is open all NHS acute and specialist UK NHS trusts.