Virtual care, including remote monitoring and virtual ward models has shown to reduce hospital admissions, falls and encourages patient self-management and autonomy. Virtual care involves the patient in their care plan, presenting them with information and a broader understanding of their condition, making them better equipped to contribute to their own recovery.
This award will recognise digital innovations which have improved the safety of patients despite not being treated face-to-face and judges will look for strategies implemented to ensure patient safety is sustained in hybrid care models or at home.
Entries are welcomed from across NHS and public health and care sector. Private suppliers and partners may apply in collaboration with the NHS in the UK but are ineligible to enter alone. Please note the entry must provide a clear case study surrounding the implementation or use of the virtual or remote care model.