The Long-Term Plan is pushing for more integrated care systems, individual trusts, health and social care providers are already make great strides in linking systems. Data and information sharing combined with collaborative leadership is key to making this work. Ambulance Trusts are working with the Police and Mental Health professionals. Outreach and social services are working with primary care and education providers. There are some great examples across the country of visionary leaders bridging the divides between organisations, combining budgets and achieving better outcomes to the populations they serve.
Winners of this award will be collaborative and integrated systems which are driving better efficiencies, outcomes, improvements and experiences for their populations, stakeholders and patients. Judges are looking for leadership achieving synergies in care, focusing on the system and the support rather than the constituent organisations. System leadership requires a selfless approach seeking best practice and learning, seeing the wider picture of population health management.
Entrants might be national, regional, local or organisational systems of any type and design. The award looks to recognise the leadership of such a system in terms of vision, collaboration and outcome. There are many combinations of system eligible to enter from ICS and STPs, collaborative systems between health, local government and essential services, education, ALBs, associations, charities, social and community care, acute, primary, ambulance and mental health trusts and providers.