Award categories and criteria
The LaingBuisson Awards recognise and celebrate industry excellence and innovative services in the public, private and third sectors.
Leaders from across the sector come together to hear and celebrate each other’s successes. Already a fixed point in the calendar, the LaingBuisson Awards will be even bigger in 2019 as they provide further evidence of the growth and success of UK health and care services.
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Nominations for this year's Awards are open from 19th March until 28th June
Residential Care - Larger Organisation >1000 beds
Excellence in residential or nursing care for older people, with a focus on innovation and engagement with service users within a larger organisation
Residential Care - Smaller Organisation <1000 beds
Excellence in residential or nursing care for older people, with a focus on innovation and engagement with service users within a smaller organisation
Providers of specialist care for adults with physical or learning disabilities or mental health problems in a residential setting.
Excellence in looking after adults with physical or learning disabilities or mental health problems in a supported living setting.
Excellence in the provision of personal care or healthcare in a home setting with a focus on innovation and/or higher acuity services.
Housing with Care
Excellence in the provision and development of Retirement Villages or Extra Care.
Excellence in the delivery of children’s services in any setting (fostering, residential, school)
Private Hospital (Acute and Mental)
Excellence in the provision of acute or mental health services with a focus on innovation and differentiation as a result of an individual hospital initiative or investment.
Private Hospital Group (Acute and Mental)
Excellence, as a group, in the provision of acute or mental health services with a focus on innovation and differentiation as a result of a group initiative or investment.
Primary Care & Diagnostics
Excellence in the delivery of healthcare services in the primary care setting including GP practices, diagnostics, integration with acute care (Integrated Care Systems) and disease management.
Excellence in the delivery of better healthcare outcomes with a focus on ability to demonstrate those outcomes.
Excellence in the delivery of nursing services with a focus on innovation, patient management and engagement in the acute or mental health hospital setting across both the NHS and Independent Hospital providers.
Excellence in the provision of post operative rehabilitation services in any setting.
Innovators & Leaders
Public Private Partnership
Excellence in a strategic partnership between the public and independent sectors with a focus on outcomes, value for money and innovation.
Excellence in the management of a company which has delivered exceptional clinical or patient outcomes, financial results or employee engagement.
Innovation in Care
Innovation in the delivery of care in any setting.
Innovation in Technology
Innovation in technology in any setting, in the delivery of care as a service or clinical procedure.
Excellence in Training
Innovation in the delivery of training to healthcare and/or social care professionals.
A rising star in the world of healthcare and/or social care.
(Nominations are not open for this category. The recipient of this award is identified and chosen by LaingBuisson)
Investors & Finance
Excellence as an investor across either equity or debt, demonstrating a successful investment strategy and high returns.
Excellence in lending to the sector demonstrating good market knowledge, innovation and a distinctive/successful strategy or execution.
Excellence in the provision of corporate finance advice with a focus on successful transactions you have advised on.
Excellence in advising on valuation, consulting, acquisition, sale and financing of healthcare property assets.
Track record of property investment across healthcare.
Track record of site development in health or social care.
Excellence in the provision of strategic or commercial advice on a transaction or as a retained advisor with a focus on relevant case studies.
Excellence in the recruitment of professionals in the healthcare and social care sectors
Legal Advisor - Public
Excellence in the provision of legal services to the NHS, local authorities, regulators and other public sector organisations with a focus on relevant transactions, clients or matters (such as CMA investigations).
Legal Advisor - Independent
Excellence in the provision of legal services to the independent sector (both for profit and not for profit) with a focus on relevant transactions, clients or matters (such as CMA investigations).