Building Better Healthcare Award Categories

Technology

Healthcare Software - Process or Admin Centred

This award will recognise a software product designed specifically for use by health and/or social care staff which helps to improve processes and bring about operational efficiencies, for example by improving back-office functions such as staff rotas, expenses, ID authentication etc; improving estates management; enhancing cyber security; 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 measurable benefits
  • Give details of the direct impact of the solution on staff and processes
  • Provide feedback from staff and other key stakeholders

Healthcare Software – Patient Centred

This award will recognise a software product specially designed for use by patients and/or social care service users which helps to enhance health and wellbeing or bring about efficiencies, for example by improving tracking of a disease, improving access to medical services, 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

Best Use of Technology (Primary/Community Care)

This award will recognise excellence in technology deployment within the primary and community care sectors, including, but not restricted to, GP clinics, specialist community services (physiotherapy, stroke rehabilitation etc), dental services, district nursing, community mental health services, antenatal/postnatal services, care homes etc.

The judges will be looking for entries which show how IT teams and their industry 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 measurable 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

Best Use of Technology (Acute Care)

This award will recognise excellence in technology deployment within the acute care sector.The judges will be looking for entries which show how IT teams and their industry 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 measurable 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

Best 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

Estates and Facilities Management

Best Example of Efficiencies

Sponsored by: P+HS logo

This award will be presented to a project in either the health or social care sector that can demonstrate service improvements, changes to working practices, or operational enhancements that are helping to make services more efficient and successful while reducing costs. This can include carbon reduction projects, estates rationalisation projects, privatisation or outsourcing of facilities services, or projects which help towards a paperless NHS etc.

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 without increasing cost
  • Show collaboration and consultation with stakeholders throughout

Best Recycle or Reuse Project

This new award will be presented to a project in either the health or social care sector that can demonstrate the adoption of novel waste reduction systems, including reuse and recycling efforts.

Entries must:

  • Provide an overview of the project and its aims
  • Show how the entry has had a significant impact on waste management and/or service enhancement
  • Give clear evidence of stakeholder engagement and/or training
  • Give evidence of how this makes services more efficient without increasing cost

Best Patient Safety Initiative

This new award reflects the current drive to improve patient safety across health and social care settings. It will be presented to a project in either the health or social care sector that can demonstrate measurable improvements in patient outcomes or a reduction in 'never events' and similar problems. This can include projects relating to key issues such as reducing pressure ulcers, cutting down on healthcare associated infections, reducing incidents of falls, addressing medication errors etc.

Entries must:

  • Provide an overview of the project and its aims
  • Show how the entry has had a significant impact on patient wellbeing and the costs associated with this
  • Give clear evidence of stakeholder engagement
  • Give evidence of how this makes services more efficient/successful
  • Provide feedback from patients and/or patient groups on the impact of the initiative

Estates and Facilities Team of the Year

Sponsored by: Treglown Logo class=

This award recognises the efforts of estates and facilities teams, both in-house and contractors and across both public and privately-operated health and social care organisations, including hard and soft services, such as laundry, catering, cleaning, infection control; and estates functions including refurbishment, repairs, utilities, carbon reduction etc.

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 practices 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

Best Furniture and Fixtures Product

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, hoists and transfer solutions, 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, dementia care, and carbon reduction.
  • Provide feedback from estates teams and other stakeholders

Patient Environment

Best Collaborative Arts Project (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

Best 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

Best Interior Design Project (Refurbishment)

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

Best Interior Design Project (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 repainting and refurbishment projects, 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
  • Show clear stakeholder engagement throughout the process
  • Give an overview of how it was delivered sustainably and within budget
  • Provide feedback from users

Best External Environment Project

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
  • Show clear stakeholder engagement throughout the process
  • Give an overview of how it was delivered sustainably and within budget
  • Provide feedback from users

Building Class

Best Healthcare Development (UK)

Sponsored by: Knightsbridge logo

This award will be presented to an exemplary new-build or refurbishment project of any size or value within the acute, primary, community, or private healthcare sector from anywhere in the UK that has been designed to create a positive, supportive and therapeutic environment for patients, visitors/carers and staff. The judges will not consider value as part of their deliberations, but will be looking for projects that show cleverness, innovation in design and thoughtfulness.

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, which enhances treatment or work pathways, both inside and outside the building
  • Show involvement of patients, staff and other key stakeholders throughout the design and construction 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 and other key primary care design goals
  • Provide clear evidence of post-occupancy evaluation and positive impact

Best Healthcare Development (International)

Sponsored by: P+HS logo

This award will be presented to an exemplary new-build or refurbishment project of any size or value within the acute, primary, community, or private healthcare sector from anywhere outside of the UK that has been designed to create a positive, supportive and therapeutic environment for patients, visitors/carers and staff. The judges will not consider value as part of their deliberations, but will be looking for projects that show cleverness, innovation in design and thoughtfulness.

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, which enhances treatment or work pathways, both inside and outside the building
  • Show involvement of patients, staff and other key stakeholders throughout the design and construction 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 and other key primary care design goals
  • Provide clear evidence of post-occupancy evaluation and positive impact

Best Modular/ Mobile Healthcare Facility

This new award will be presented to an exemplary healthcare development across all primary, acute, community and private care services that has been delivered using modern offsite construction methods. This covers modular and mobile building solutions developed in factory conditions.

Entries must:

  • Show how, through use of offsite construction methods, efficiencies have been achieved (i.e. through shorter construction times, less disruption, less waste, financial efficiencies)
  • 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, which enhances treatment or work pathways, both inside and outside the building
  • Show involvement of patients, staff and other key stakeholders throughout the design and construction process
  • Include a floorplan showing the adjacencies within the building
  • Show how the design could set a precedent for future developments within the healthcare sector
  • Show consideration of sustainability and carbon reduction and other key primary care design goals
  • Provide clear evidence of post-occupancy evaluation and positive impact

Best Dementia Care Development

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

Best 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

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
  • Include a full overview of cost, 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 clear and genuine feedback from estates teams and other users/stakeholders

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

Sponsored by: P+HS logo

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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