WINNER: Empowering a digital social care workforce: Accenture, NHS Digital and Healthy London Partnership

An initiative to help care homes to get an NHSmail address, to add speedy communication with hospitals and GPs, led to a 14-fold increase in the number of homes with one within six months.

This offered cost savings for the NHS through better co-ordination of care, time savings for care homes as staff no longer had to chase nurses and doctors by phone but could email them instead – and crucially expect to get a response, and ultimately helped to drive a more integrated health and social care system.


  • Clinical Productivity and Efficiency Improvement Programme: Four Eyes Insight and Northern Care Alliance NHS Group
  • Darwin Transformation Programme: Royal Brompton & Harefield FT and Boston Consulting Group
  • Development of 10-year strategy for surgical services: CF and Barts Health Trust
  • Gloucestershire ICS Outpatients’ Services Project: Attain Health Management and One Gloucestershire ICS.
  • Norfolk and Waveney Children and Young People’s Mental Health Transformation Programme: RETHINK Partners, Norfolk County Council and NHS CCGs and providers for Norfolk and Waveney
  • Providing consultancy to set up a shared Radiology Technology Platform across the North West London (NWL) STP: NHS London Procurement Partnership (NHS LPP) a voluntary membership collaborative NHS hub
  • Staff Bank: Litmus Workforce Solutions and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals FT
  • Urgent Care Transformation: 2020 Delivery and Hampshire Hospitals FT

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