Trusts continue to manage the demands and pressures of an unprecedented and challenging operating environment. Addressing growing waiting lists, surging demands on emergency care departments, financial sustainability, staff well-being, and the implications of industrial action – demand visionary leadership to ensure the future sustainability of the trust, along with strong operational and financial management.
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, as well as strong evidence of system working to deliver the highest quality care for patients.
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, mental health, ambulance and specialist UK NHS trusts.