BIR/Bayer Make it Better Service Award

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The BIR/Bayer Make it Better Service Award

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.

This award is funded by Bayer who have kindly pledged to support it until at least 2024. Bayer has not been involved in the administration of this award.   

Apply for the 2024 Award - closing date  31 May 2024

Flyer 2024

Download the Application form

Winner of the 2023 Award

Awarded to Dr Louis Dwyer-Hemmings for their application based on the introduction of a short MRI protocol for the detection of joint inflammation.  

 Bayer Make it Better Award 2023

Above (left to right): Fiona Spaziani, Business Development Manager (Bayer), Dr Louis Dwyer, Dr Natasha Thorley and Professor Stephen Keevil.

Previous winners and why they won

General criteria

  • The award is open to groups of people from either an imaging department, radiotherapy department or from a medical physics department 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 by reducing cost, increasing throughput, by improving diagnostic quality leading to better outcomes, better infection control, higher staff or patient satisfaction or has improved comfort, or reduced motion of the patient as examples. This list is not exhaustive but is given as examples.
  • The award is in the form of a plaque and sponsorship to attend the BIR Annual Congress of up to £1,000.

Application criteria

  • Applications must be made via the BIR’s application form and include supporting documentation which MUST include the following:
  • Identification of the need
  • What was developed
  • Resources used
  • Evidence of feedback from patients and/or staff
  • Evaluation of success of project
  • Closing date 31 May 2024

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