This award recognises innovation in and development of existing treatment pathways in improving the patient experience and keeping patients in treatment as well as the development of new treatment pathways.
Submissions may include initiatives that promote/improve the HCV treatment pathway in primary care, in prisons and in the wider community to identify the presence of hepatitis C; increase in adherence; reduced number of appointments; improved waiting times; prompt testing and results more quickly; communication of effective pathways with other high-risk areas; monitoring.
Entries should demonstrate evidence of the following:
- Clearly defined project scope
- Engagement, analysis and understanding of the local community
- Patient centricity - improved patient care and outcomes
- Assessment of quality improvement before and after the change initiative
- Impact on staff and/or the organisation
- Change through innovation
- Transferability to other areas/organisations/departments and sectors
- Linkage back to care