The Long Term Plan provides some hope with new funding, but mental health 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 successful candidate 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 and delivery of value for money.
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 health economy.
This award is open all mental health service trusts in the UK. This includes charities.