Building Better Healthcare Award Categories

COVID-19

Best COVID-19 Project Team

People have been at the very forefront of the response to coronavirus, and this award will recognise those efforts. The trophy will be presented to the team, covering both in-house and contractors and across both public and privately-operated health and social care organisations, whose efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic have had a measurable positive impact on health and care services. This can include, but is not restricted to IT teams, cleaners, infection prevention and control professionals, estates and facilities teams, caterers, laundry professionals, parking contractors etc.

Entries must:

  • Show a novel approach that has proved successful in helping to overcome some of the specific issues associated with service continuity and the control of infection during COVID-19
  • 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 and/or measurable impact

Best COVID-19 Building Design Project

This award will be presented to a building project within the health and/or social care sector that has directly helped to enhance services during the COVID-19 pandemic. This can include the refurbishment and expansion of existing facilities to create additional space, or the creation of new permanent or temporary facilities across the UK

Entries must:

  • Show that the project was designed to address a very-specific issue associated with the health sector’s response to the coronavirus outbreak
  • Show a level of understanding of the specific needs of the patients/service users, staff and visitors who will be using the facility
  • Show innovation in the approach to the design and execution of the project
  • Show how social distancing rules were adhered to throughout the project
  • Show how the design could set a precedent for future developments
  • Provide clear evidence of positive impact

Best COVID-19 Technology Solution

This award will recognise technologies designed specifically for use by health and/or social care operators to address some of the issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. These can include, but are not restricted to, phone and video conferencing solutions, medical monitoring equipment, remote communications, back-office administration systems, education and diagnostic programmes, healthcare apps etc.

Entries must:

  • Provide an overview of the technology and how it has specifically helped to improve services or back-office functions during the coronavirus outbreak
  • 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
  • Show how the technology could remain operational to continually improve services moving forward

Patient Environment

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 be 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 on the market
  • 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

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, sculptures etc – 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 and/or patient experience, particularly if meant for a specific patient or resident group (i.e. dementia, paediatrics etc.)
  • Explain how it was produced in close collaboration with staff and patients
  • Give an overview of how it was delivered sustainably and within budget
  • Provide feedback from stakeholders

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 car parks 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

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, art workshops either delivered by arts groups or involving patients and residents themselves.

Entries must:

  • Provide an overview of the project
  • Explain how it improves the lives of those taking part
  • Explain how it was produced in close collaboration with staff and patients
  • Give an overview of how it was delivered
  • Provide feedback from stakeholders

Estates and Facilities Management

Best Carbon Reduction Initiative

This new award reflects the challenge set by the Government for the NHS to become carbon neutral by 2050. The judges will be looking for a single initiative, or series of initiatives, which are helping to reduce energy use and an organisation’s overall carbon footprint, including, but not restricted to, energy-efficient heating and lighting solutions; waste management and recycling projects; and green transport plans. Entries can come from health or social care organisations and their industry partners.

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
  • Show how it will impact on wider carbon reduction efforts within the organisation and more widely across the health and care sector

Best Example of Efficiencies

This award will be presented to a project in either the health or social care sector that can demonstrate service improvements, changes to working practises, or operational enhancements that are helping to make services more efficient and successful while reducing costs. This can include 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

Estates and Facilities Team of the Year

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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 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

Best Patient Safety Initiative

This 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

Building Class

Best Healthcare Development (UK - value <£10m)

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This award will be presented to an exemplary new-build or refurbishment project valued at less than £10m from the acute, primary, community, or private healthcare sector anywhere in the UK. The judges will be looking for projects that show cleverness, innovation in design and thoughtfulness and which create a positive, supportive and therapeutic environment for patients, visitors/carers and staff.

Entries must:

  • Show a level of understanding of the specific needs of the patients, staff and visitors who will be using the building and/or ward and unit in question
  • 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 or unit
  • Show how the design could set a precedent for future developments both in the UK and overseas
  • Show consideration of sustainability and carbon reduction and other key service goals
  • Provide clear evidence of positive impact
  • Images of the project must not be artists’ impressions, but photographs of the actual building

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 knowledge and understanding of the very-specific design issues impacting on older people
  • Show involvement of residents/service users, 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 positive impact

Best Healthcare Development (UK - value >£10m)

This award will be presented to an exemplary new-build or refurbishment project valued in excess of £10m from the acute, primary, community, or private healthcare sector anywhere in the UK. The judges will be looking for projects that show cleverness, innovation in design and thoughtfulness and which create a positive, supportive and therapeutic environment for patients, visitors/carers and staff.

Entries must:

  • Show a level of understanding of the specific needs of the patients, staff and visitors who will be using the building and/or ward and unit in question
  • 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 or unit
  • Show how the design could set a precedent for future developments both in the UK and overseas
  • Show consideration of sustainability and carbon reduction and other key service goals
  • Provide clear evidence of positive impact
  • Images of the project must not be artists’ impressions, but photographs of the actual building

Best Dementia Care Development

This award will be presented to an exemplary new-build or refurbishment project for a dementia care facility which is 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 care 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, residents, 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 knowledge and understanding of the very-specific design issues impacting on people living with dementia
  • 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 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 on the market
  • 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

Best Modular/ Mobile Healthcare Facility

This 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 etc.)
  • 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 positive impact

Best Healthcare Development (International)

This award will be presented to an exemplary new-build or refurbishment project of any value from the acute, primary, community, or private healthcare sector anywhere outside of the UK. The judges will be looking for projects that show cleverness, innovation in design and thoughtfulness and which create a positive, supportive and therapeutic environment for patients, visitors/carers and staff.

Entries must:

  • Show a level of understanding of the specific needs of the patients, staff and visitors who will be using the building and/or ward and unit in question
  • 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 or unit
  • Show how the design could set a precedent for future developments around the world
  • Show consideration of sustainability and carbon reduction and other key service goals
  • Provide clear evidence of positive impact
  • Images of the project must not be artists’ impressions, but photographs of the actual building

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 on the market
  • 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 on the market
  • Give a full overview of cost savings, time efficiencies and other measurable 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
  • Explain how they are helping to overcome issues with interoperability
  • 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)

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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
  • Explain how they are helping to overcome issues with interoperability
  • 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, electronic wayfinding 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 on the market
  • 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 patients or other service users
  • Provide feedback from staff, patients and other service users

Special Awards

Grand Prix Design

Sponsored by: P+HS logo class=

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

Patient's Choice

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.

Clinician's Choice

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


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