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Barema & Association Environment Award

The Barema & Association of Anaesthetists Environment Award for Anaesthesia

Background

In 2014, the Association of Anaesthetists linked with Barema, the Association for Anaesthetic and Respiratory Device Suppliers to establish the Barema & Association of Anaesthetists Environment award. This award recognises excellence in sustainability within the specialty and industry partners to champion a greener anaesthesia agenda.

The Barema & Association of Anaesthetists environment award is an annual award for the single best initiative or project related to anaesthesia, intensive care or pain management that has had and will continue to have a measurable beneficial effect on the environment.

Submission for the 2022 Barema & Association of Anaesthetists Environment Award for Anaesthesia has now closed

2021 award winner:

The nitrous oxide mitigation project: a lean systems approach to reducing nitrous oxide emissions. Submitted by Alifia Chakera, Sarah Cross, Andrew Grant, Chris Allen, Amarantha Fennell-Wells, Andrew Marchant, Alasdair Waite.

The winner received a cash prize and a grant for further support and development of the project and was invited to present their work at Annual Congress 23-24 September 2021.

Applications and criteria

Applicants must demonstrate how their activity, project, campaign or other work (including original research), related to anaesthesia, intensive care or pain management, has had (and will continue to have) a measurable beneficial effect on the environment. Applications should include details of educational activities that have been carried out as part of the project, and how other key stakeholders have or will be involved to gain optimum benefit from the initiative.

Application questions

  1. Name of initiative
  2. Please describe the aims of the project/activity/campaign/other work. (Max 1800 characters including spaces)
  3. Please describe how the project/activity/campaign/other work has had (and will continue to have) a measurable beneficial effect on the environment, including the outcome and how it is/was measured. (Max 1800 characters including spaces)
  4. Please provide details of how your idea can have wider applicability (e.g. to other departments, units, Trusts). (Max 1800 characters including spaces)
  5. Describe the involvement of other key stakeholders in your project to gain optimum benefit across the organisation, and provide details of any educational activities that have been delivered to support the project (Max 1800 characters including spaces)
  6. Please describe your plans for continuation of this project/activity/ campaign/other work and how it will be sustained over time. How will the award, if won, help to develop/sustain the project/initiative (Max 1800 characters including spaces)
  7. This award is co-sponsored by Barema. Please describe any role you see for industry in supporting and extending the benefits of your initiative in the future. (Max 1800 characters including spaces)
  8. If your application is successful, what are your plans for the grant money? What impact will this have on your initiative/project? (Max 1800 characters including spaces)

In assessing proposals, consideration will also be given to the following criteria (these are not weighted):

  1. Relevance: is what is proposed a distinctive contribution of the specialty to environmental sustainability in healthcare?
  2. Innovation: is what is proposed new or distinctive?
  3. Sustainability: can what is proposed be embedded in mainstream practice?
  4. Replicability: can what is proposed be delivered or adapted in other locations or settings?
  5. Scaleability: can what is proposed be delivered on a larger scale?
  6. Strategic priorities: does the proposal align with Association’s strategic priorities?

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