Best Emerging Solution for Patient Safety
There are thousands of innovators designing solutions to meet the demands of the health service. With varying degrees of realisation, funding and implement this category is designed to shine a light on the real promise of products and services which can’t supply reams of clinical evidence.
The products and services considered in this category will have demonstrable and positive consequences for patient safety. Though not necessarily supported by evidence from the field the potential for reductions in harm, changes in process or treatment resulting in better safer care must be intrinsic the to design and application of the innovation.
Any organisation, company or individual with a product or service which can demonstrate the obvious potential for improvements in the safe care of patients. Products already in wide circulation or which have been applied in existing circumstances may not be considered. Entities large and small are welcome to submit, but the solution must be at a testing or initial stage of application.
Describe the goals of the product or service including the primary purpose and how it can help make tangible enhancements to the safe care of patients or which can reduce harm.
In as much detail as possible provide evidence of success in the testing or limited application of the product or service. Supporting evidence can include quantitative or qualitative results. Judges are looking for potential and clear description of why this solution will improve patient safety.
Judges are looking for the potential of application in the wider health sector. What efforts have been made to engage variety of scenarios where this solution would demonstrably improve safety? How have the team involved patient safety leads in the design and potential roll out of the solution?
Considering the potential of the solution where might value be achieved? Judges will be looking for a solution which not only has the capacity to reduce harm but that has added to a positive experience for staff and patients.
Describe how the solution proposed has been designed in collaboration with end-users including patients and staff. Which other stakeholders have been considered and how were they engaged?