Impact of Procure21+ framework to be celebrated at 2015 Building Better Healthcare Awards

Innovation in P21+ Award recognises huge impact of framework on modernisation of the healthcare estate

P+HS Architects & partners won the award in 2015 for estates improvements at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

For the third consecutive year, the Building Better Healthcare Awards will include a category dedicated to recognising the huge impact the NHS ProCure21+ framework has had on the modernisation of the healthcare estate.

Eleven years after its launch, the procurement initiative is helping to find ways to significantly reduce the cost of construction within the healthcare sector, enhance energy-saving, and introduce standardisation through its ‘repeatable rooms’ initiative.

The impact of the resulting buildings on patients, staff, visitors and local communities will be showcased at the BBH Awards this year, with a special prize recognising the best overall design.

The Innovation in P21+ Award invites all six principal supply chain partners within the framework to put forward innovative schemes they have completed over the past 18 months.

The judges will be looking for a design that best enhances the experience for patients and staff, improves operating efficiencies, reduces hospital acquired infections, enhances the health and wellbeing of the local community, and marks a reduction in capital or operational costs. Additional consideration will be given where the benefits have been shared with other NHS clients.

The award is one of 26 up for grabs at this year’s ceremony. While only open to principal supply chain partners within the framework, it will be judged by the BBH Awards judging panel, which includes clinical staff, design experts, and interior design specialists.

Jo Makosinski, editor of Building Better Healthcare and organiser of the BBH Awards, said: “We are thrilled to have the ProCure21+ award back for a third year. It will highlight the innovative work being carried out across the country to create health and social care facilities that are modern, fit for purpose and sustainable via a framework agreement that helps to save time and reduce costs.”

Last year’s winner in this category was P+HS Architects & partners for estates improvements at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. IHP was also commended for the Bridgwater Community Hospital project. In 2013, the prize went to Tyne, a forensic learning disabilities development built by Laing O’Rourke for Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.

To find out more, or to enter this year’s competition, click here.

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