Building Better Healthcare Award Categories

Building Class

Best ProCure Project awarded by ProCure22

ProCure22 (P22) is a Construction Procurement Framework administrated by the Department of Health (DH) for the development and delivery of NHS and Social Care capital schemes in England.In recognition of this groundbreaking platform, the ‘Best ProCure Project’ will be awarded to the best P21+ project. The project will be proven to deliver efficiency and productivity within the built environment.

To qualify entrants must demonstrate key elements within the following criteria:

  • Be completed under the ProCure framework.
  • Show the implementation of building information modelling (BIM).
  • Highlight the development of standardised products and repeatable rooms.
  • Show efficiency within the project including cost, sustainability and carbon reduction.
  • how a level of understanding of the specific needs of those who will be using the building.

Social Care Development

This award will be presented to an exemplary new-build or refurbishment project within the social care sector. This can include, but is not restricted to, community elderly daycare facilities; extra care, retirement and supportive housing developments; and nursing and care homes.

The judges reserve the right to award two separate trophies for new-build and refurbishment projects and for small and large-scale projects.

Entries must:

  • Show a level of understanding of the specific needs of the residents/service users, staff and visitors who will be using the building
  • Show that, through design, a therapeutic environment has been created for all users, both inside and outside the building, which enhances treatment or work pathways
  • Show involvement of residents/service users, staff and other key stakeholders throughout the design and delivery process
  • Include a floor plan showing the adjacencies within the building
  • Show how the design could set a precedent for future developments
  • Show consideration of sustainability and carbon reduction
  • Provide clear evidence of post-occupancy evaluation and positive impact

Acute Hospital Development (value < £10million)

Sponsored by: knightsbridge-furniture logo

This award will be presented to an exemplary new-build or refurbishment project within the acute hospital sector where the value of the project is £10million or less. Entries must have been designed to create a positive, supportive and therapeutic environment for patients, visitors/carers and staff.

The judges reserve the right to award two separate trophies for new-build and refurbishment projects and for small and large-scale projects

Entries must:

  • Show a level of understanding of the specific needs of the patients, staff and visitors who will be using the building
  • Show that, through design, a therapeutic environment has been created for all users, both inside and outside the building, which enhances treatment or work pathways
  • Show involvement of patients, staff and other key stakeholders throughout
  • Include a floorplan showing the adjacencies within the building
  • Show how the design could set a precedent for future developments
  • Show consideration of sustainability and carbon reduction
  • Provide clear evidence of post-occupancy evaluation and positive impact

Primary Care (Refurbishment)

This award will be presented to an exemplary refurbishment project, of any scale, within the primary care sector that has been designed to create a positive, supportive and therapeutic environment for patients, visitors/carers and staff. Primary care covers dental surgeries, GP clinics, health centres, community physiotherapy units, community mental health clinics, rehabilitation facilities and community endoscopy clinics

Entries must:

  • Show a level of understanding of the specific needs of the patients, staff and visitors who will be using the building
  • Show that, through design, a therapeutic environment has been created for all users, both inside and outside the building, which enhances treatment or work pathways
  • Show involvement of patients, staff and other key stakeholders throughout
  • Include a floor plan showing the adjacencies within the building
  • Show how the design could set a precedent for future developments
  • Show consideration of sustainability and carbon reduction and other key primary care design goals
  • Provide clear evidence of post-occupancy evaluation and positive impact

Dementia Care

This award will be presented to an exemplary new-build or refurbishment project for a dementia care facility designed to support the day-to-day living of people with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. This can include hospital-based ward refurbishments, both private and public; the creation of dementia-friendly public facilities; or dedicated dementia homes within community settings. The judges reserve the right to award two separate trophies for new-build and refurbishment projects and for small and large-scale projects.

Entries must:

  • Show a level of understanding of the specific needs of the patients, staff and visitors who will be using the building
  • Show that, through design, a therapeutic environment has been created for all users, both inside and outside the building, which enhances treatment or work pathways
  • Show involvement of patients, staff and other key stakeholders throughout the design and delivery process
  • Include a floorplan showing the adjacencies within the building
  • Show how the design could set a precedent for future developments
  • Show consideration of sustainability and carbon reduction
  • Provide clear evidence of post-occupancy evaluation and positive impact

Mental Health

Sponsored by: Interserve logo

This award will be presented to an exemplary new-build or refurbishment project within the mental health sector – including specialist units such as eating disorder clinics, autism facilities etc – that has been designed to create a positive, supportive and therapeutic environment for patients, visitors/carers and staff. The judges reserve the right to award two separate trophies for new-build and refurbishment projects and for small and large-scale projects

Entries must:

  • Show a level of understanding of the specific needs of the patients, staff and visitors who will be using the building
  • Show that, through design, a therapeutic environment has been created for all users, both inside and outside the building, which enhances treatment or work pathways
  • Show involvement of patients, staff and other key stakeholders throughout
  • Include a floorplan showing the adjacencies within the building
  • Show how the design could set a precedent for future developments
  • Show consideration of sustainability and carbon reduction
  • Provide clear evidence of post-occupancy evaluation and positive impact

International Design

This award will be presented to an exemplary new-build or refurbishment healthcare building project of any type and any size that is located outside of the UK and creates a positive, supportive and therapeutic environment for patients, visitors/carers and staff.

The judges reserve the right to award two separate trophies for new-build and refurbishment projects and for small and large-scale projects.

Entries must:

  • Show a level of understanding of the specific needs of the patients, staff and visitors who will be using the building
  • Show that, through design, a therapeutic environment has been created for all users, both inside and outside the building, which enhances treatment or work pathways

  • Show involvement of patients, staff and other key stakeholders throughout
  • Include a floorplan showing the adjacencies within the building
  • Show how the design could set a precedent for future developments around the world
  • Show consideration of sustainability and carbon reduction
  • Provide clear evidence of post-occupancy evaluation and positive impact

Primary Care (New Build)

This award will be presented to an exemplary new-build project within the primary care sector that has been designed to create a positive, supportive and therapeutic environment for patients, visitors/carers and staff. Primary care covers dental surgeries, GP clinics, health centres, community physiotherapy units, community mental health clinics etc, rehabilitation facilities, community endoscopy clinics etc

Entries must:

  • Show a level of understanding of the specific needs of the patients, staff and visitors who will be using the building
  • Show that, through design, a therapeutic environment has been created for all users, both inside and outside the building, which enhances treatment or work pathways
  • Show involvement of patients, staff and other key stakeholders throughout
  • Include a floor plan showing the adjacencies within the building
  • Show how the design could set a precedent for future developments
  • Show consideration of sustainability and carbon reduction
  • Provide clear evidence of post-occupancy evaluation and positive impact

Acute Hospital Development (value > £10million)

Sponsored by: knightsbridge-furniture logo

This award will be presented to an exemplary new-build or refurbishment project within the acute hospital sector where the value of the project is over £10m. Entries must have been designed to create a positive, supportive and therapeutic environment for patients, visitors/carers and staff.

The judges reserve the right to award two separate trophies for new-build and refurbishment projects and for small and large-scale projects

Entries must:

  • Show a level of understanding of the specific needs of the patients, staff and visitors who will be using the building
  • Show that, through design, a therapeutic environment has been created for all users, both inside and outside the building, which enhances treatment or work pathways
  • Show involvement of patients, staff and other key stakeholders throughout
  • Include a floorplan showing the adjacencies within the building
  • Show how the design could set a precedent for future developments
  • Show consideration of sustainability and carbon reduction
  • Provide clear evidence of post-occupancy evaluation and positive impact

Technology

Healthcare Software - Process Centred

This award will recognise a digital health or care service designed for use by health and/or social care staff which helps to improve processes and bring about efficiencies, for example by providing access to specialist consultants; improving back-office functions such as staff rotas, expenses, ID authentication or improving knowledge and training

Entries must:

  • Provide an overview of the technology and why it is different from existing products
  • Give a full overview of cost savings, time efficiencies and other benefits
  • Give details of the direct impact of the solution on staff and processes
  • Provide feedback from staff and other key stakeholders

Best Use of Technology

Sponsored by: Wardray logo

This award will recognise excellence in technology deployment within the health and care sectors The judges will be looking for entries which show how IT teams and their partners have worked together to seamlessly deploy technology so as to achieve measurable efficiencies; and how those deployments have been integrated for the benefit of staff and other users.

Entries must:

  • Provide an overview of the technologies and how they were deployed
  • Give a full overview of cost savings, time efficiencies and other benefits
  • Give details of the direct impact of the deployment on staff and patients or other service users
  • Provide feedback from staff, patients and other service users

Communications System

This award will recognise a digital application that enhances communications within health and social care environments. This can include, but is not restricted to, nurse call systems, sensors and alarms, way-finding solutions, paging systems, digital appointment reminders and telecoms systems.

Entries must:

  • Provide an overview of the technology or product and why it is different from existing solutions
  • Give a full overview of cost savings, time efficiencies and other benefits
  • Give details of the direct impact of the solution on staff and patients or other service users
  • Provide feedback from staff, patients and other service users

Administrative System

This award will recognise a digital application that is helping to drive a paperless NHS. The solutions must enhance back-office functions, improve administration, or collect or store information which can be used to further improve services

Entries must:

  • Provide an overview of the technology and why it is different from existing products
  • Give a full overview of cost savings, time efficiencies and other benefits
  • Give details of the direct impact of the solution on services and adminstration
  • Provide feedback from staff

Healthcare Software - Patient Centred

This award will recognise a digital health or care service designed for use by patients and/or social care service users that can be accessed from a browser or an app.

It should help to enhance health and wellbeing or bring about efficiencies, for example by improving tracking of a disease, medication adherence, general health and wellbeing, exercise or smoking cessation.

Entries must

  • Provide an overview of the technology and why it is different from existing products
  • Give a full overview of cost savings, time efficiencies and other benefits
  • Give details of the direct impact of the solution on user health and wellbeing
  • Provide feedback from staff and patients

Estates and Facilities Management

Interior Building Product

This award will recognise an internal/interior building product that is helping to enhance the health and/or social care estate. Products can include, but are not restricted to, wall, door, window and flooring solutions; cladding; acoustic panels; roofing and ceilings; and radiation panels.

Entries must

  • Provide an overview of the product and why it is different from existing products
  • Give a full overview of cost savings and other efficiencies
  • Explain how it meets current design drivers, including infection control, cost control, privacy and dignity, ease of maintenance, and carbon reduction
  • Provide feedback from estates teams and other users/stakeholders

Best Example of Efficiencies - Technology

This award will be presented to an individual or team of health and social care estates and facilities managers or private contractors that can demonstrate specifically how they are using technology to improve working practices in order to make services more efficient or to reduce cost.

This can include, but is not restricted to, the use of sensors within building management systems, nurse call deployments or IT system deployments.

Entries must:

  • Provide an overview of the project and its aims
  • Give evidence of the positive impact on services
  • Give evidence of how this makes services more efficient
  • Show collaboration and consultation with stakeholders throughout

Best Example of Efficiencies - Operational

This award will be presented to an individual or team of health and social care estates and facilities managers or private contractors that can demonstrate service improvements and/or changes to working practices that are helping to make services more efficient or are reducing costs. This can include carbon reduction projects, estates rationalisation projects or projects which help towards a paperless NHS

Entries must:

  • Provide an overview of the project and its aims
  • Give evidence of the positive impact on services
  • Give evidence of how this makes services more efficient
  • Show collaboration and consultation with stakeholders throughout

Facilities Team of the Year

This award recognises the efforts of facilities teams in both public and privately-operated health and social care organisations, including both hard and soft services, such as laundry, catering, cleaning or infection control.

Entries must:

  • Show a novel approach that has proved successful and which could be replicated across the sector
  • Show clear proof of improvement on existing practises or services
  • Show teamwork and collaboration with key stakeholders
  • Explain how the work enhances the lives of staff, patients and visitors
  • Provide clear evidence of ongoing evaluation

Estates Team of the Year

This award recognises the efforts of both NHS and private-sector estates management teams, including those in charge of new-build and refurbishment projects and ongoing maintenance

Entries must:

  • Show a novel approach that has proved successful and which could be replicated across the sector
  • Show clear proof of improvement on existing practises or services
  • Show teamwork and collaboration with key stakeholders
  • Provide clear evidence of ongoing evaluation
  • Explain how the work improves the environment for staff, patients and visitors

Staff and Patient Experience

Best Collaborative Arts (Static)

This award will recognise a traditional fine arts project that has had a measurable positive impact on the patient and staff experience within a healthcare environment. Entries can include paintings, murals, light installations or sculptures – anything that is produced and displayed in its final state.

Entries must:

  • Provide an overview of the item or collection
  • Explain how it improves the environment
  • Explain how it was produced in close collaboration with staff and patients
  • Give an overview of how it was delivered sustainably and within budget

Internal Environment - Refurbishment

Sponsored by: Collins logo

This award will be presented for an outstanding internal space within a refurbishment project that enhances the overall experience of patients, staff and visitors. This can include repainting, artwork, interior design, and internal alterations.

Entries must:

  • Provide an overview of the project or intervention
  • Explain how it improves on the previous environment
  • Explain how it positively impacts staff, patients and visitors
  • Give an overview of how it was delivered sustainably and within budget

Furniture and Fixtures

This award will recognise an internal product that is helping to enhance the health and social care estate. Products can include any fixture or fitting including, but not restricted to, furniture including seating, tables, office furniture, beds and storage solutions; door handles, window restrictors, anti-ligature products, and curtain rails and grab rails.

Entries must

  • Provide an overview of the product and why it is different from existing products
  • Give a full overview of cost savings and other efficiencies
  • Explain how it meets current design drivers, including infection control, privacy and dignity, and carbon reduction
  • Provide feedback from estates teams and other stakeholders

Internal Environment - New Build

This award will be presented for an outstanding internal space within a new-build project that enhances the overall experience of patients, staff and visitors. This can include artwork and interior design.

Entries must:

  • Provide an overview of the project
  • Explain how it improves on the previous environment
  • Explain how it positively impacts staff, patients and visitors
  • Give an overview of how it was delivered sustainably and within budget

External Environment

This award will be presented for an outstanding external space that enhances the overall experience of patients, staff and visitors. This can include external building works, landscaping, artwork, and the improvement and creation of external areas such as carparks and public access points

Entries must:

  • Provide an overview of the project or intervention
  • Explain how it improves on the previous environment
  • Explain how it positively impacts staff, patients and visitors
  • Give an overview of how it was delivered sustainably and within budget

Collaborative Arts Project (Performance)

This award will recognise a collaborative participatory arts project that has had a measurable positive impact on the patient and staff experience within a healthcare environment. Entries can include performance art, poetry writing, music workshops etc.

Entries must:

  • Provide an overview of the project
  • Explain how it improves the lives of staff and patients
  • Explain how it was organised in close collaboration with staff and patients
  • Give an overview of how it can be expanded or extended in the future

Special Awards

Grand Prix Design

Sponsored by: P+HS logo

This special award will be presented to the entry (across all nominations in the Building Design Category) that our judging panel deems has the biggest impact on the patient experience

Patient's Choice

Sponsored by: Kier logo

This special award will be presented to the entry (across all categories) that our patient representative deems has the biggest impact on the patient experience and outcomes

Clinicians Choice

This special award will be presented to the entry (across all categories) that our GP representative deems has the biggest impact on the patient experience and outcomes

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