As the front door to the NHS, consistent delivery across PCNs, primary and community care are the backbone to the health and care system. Faced with operational constraints through the pandemic and the enormous demand of delivering mass vaccination programmes – primary care has continued to deliver world class care in difficult circumstances. Establishing digital and hybrid access to services, adopting new ways of working, collaborating with place-based and system partners in the delivery of care are just some of the challenges organisations continue to embrace.
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 providers 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 primary and community service providers in the UK. This includes NHS trusts, charities, GPs and federations and other types of community care organisations.