Using Data to Connect Services Award
Using Data to Connect Services Award
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As the system-wide challenges of responding to the pandemic highlighted, there is little doubt that the only way to achieve true integration of care will be to ensure a steady flow of data and information between different parts of the system. Yet challenges remain: concerns over consent and the need to ensure interoperability chief among them.

An integral ambition of Integrated Care Systems and a critical success factor for networks and collaboratives is to enable free-flowing patient data and information across the care pathway – with the eventual goal to also connect with wider local authority and social care partners. Connected data and intelligence has the power to drive transformative change and deliver enormous benefits for the patient. Yet challenges remain: concerns over consent and the need to ensure interoperability between systems chief among them.

The award is about recognising NHS initiatives where data sharing has made a real difference. Judges are looking for successful implementation of systems and technologies which have enabled improvements to patient care – identifying needs, improving outcomes, experience and supporting patients to manage their own conditions, releasing time for care. 


This category is open to all public sector bodies and organisations within the health and social care sector, including collaboratives and integrated care systems. Solution providers helping the NHS and health sector organisations are invited to enter the HSJ Partnership Awards, which celebrate collaboration with the private sector.


  • Describe the scope of information sharing including detail on resources and capacity as well as patient / citizen data.
  • Outline the how sharing of information was managed prior to any improvements. How were targets identified?
  • Who was involved in the work? Outline any partnership or collaborative structures.
  • What targets were set to enable better patient / population care and improved allocation of resources?


  • How have the initiatives employed in the sharing of data and information led to improved patient care and experience, positive impact on population health,improved outcomes and/or improved value for money.
  • Judges are looking specific quantitative evidence covering patient data, capacity and resource management.
  • Qualitative feedback from stakeholders across care systems and collaborations should be included in supporting information.
  • Describe the financial impact of implementation, including evidence relating outcomes to value for money.


  • Describe how the learnings from data and information sharing initiatives have been shared.
  • How has best practice been implemented in other organisations and localities?


  • How has the sharing of information through more efficient technologies, systems and processes been of benefit to patient experience and staff ability to deliver improved service?
  • Provide qualitative and quantitative evidence that efficiencies have been achieved and experience has improved.


  • Describe with evidence the engagement of staff in the development and implementation of information sharing initiatives.
  • How have patients been engaged in the planning and implementation of improvements and what feedback has been sought since?
  • If a third-party partner was involved in the work describe how they worked with stakeholders.

To find out more

Entries, attendance and sponsorship enquiries, contact Ryan Bessent  0207 608 9045;
Media and marketing enquiries, contact Honey de Gracia 0207 608 9002;
Judging and event management, contact Sheena Patel 0207 608 9039