Strengthening access to primary care and transforming point of care from the hospital into the community or the home are essential levers for future NHS sustainability, reducing waiting lists and optimising hospital utilisation. Making this a reality means finding innovative ways to deliver out of hospital care – whether that’s through new workforce roles and ways of working, collaborations across providers or with system partners, creative thinking about place of care, or digital interventions to increase capacity and access.
The judges will be looking for innovations which have proven themselves to be effective and are demonstrating value although might not have significant evidence. Judges are also looking for evidence-based innovations based on existing best practice leading to better primary care. We are particularly keen to hear about innovations which have had a cross-organisation and cross-sector impact.
This award is open to NHS primary care teams and organisations which can demonstrate improved outcomes as a result of innovation.