“Make It Better” awards open for 2017

Published: 13 December 2016 Ezine

The British Institute of Radiology (BIR), in partnership with Bayer, invites applications for the BIR/Bayer “Make it Better” service award 2017.

The award will be given to the group of people who have demonstrated the best improvement in an aspect of service delivery by making it more effective, or have improved patient experience.

This might be an innovative design of a piece of kit or changes to a patient pathway that has improved patient comfort or made the pathway less invasive, reduced delays or improved the environment for the patient.

The award is open to individuals or groups of people from either an imaging department, radiotherapy, medical physics or from a multi-disciplinary team who may be either BIR members or non-members.

Applications must demonstrate that the delivery of a particular service or patient experience has improved.

This may be, for example, by reducing cost, increasing throughput, improving diagnostic quality leading to better outcomes, improving infection control, increasing staff or patient satisfaction, improving comfort or reducing motion of the patient.

The award is in the form of a plaque and funding to attend UKRC (where the award will be presented) of up to £1,000.

The deadline for applications is 28 February 2017.

The funding and sponsorship for this award is provided by Bayer.

Click here to apply