As children and young people represent over a third of our country, it is no wonder that child health was placed front and centre of the NHS Long Term Plan. Designing systems around the needs of young people, increasing the use of technology and finding ways to empower patients and carers to keep children at home where they feel safest are just some of the ways that the NHS are ensuring the best interests of children and young people are met.
Our judges will be looking for work that increases the quality as well as the safety of patient experience, perhaps by making it easier for multiple healthcare professionals to feed into an individual’s care or ensuring children (and not just their parents) are involved in decisions around their care. This award will celebrate and recognise those organisations acting to provide consistently safe, high-quality care to children and young people.
Entries are welcomed from all parts of the NHS and public sector health and social care system. Judges are looking for projects which can demonstrate patient safety at their core but have experience, care, staff morale, training and awareness as drivers.