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Healthcare Estates Exhibition & Conference – What impact has the Carter review had?

This year’s Healthcare Estates takes place a year after the Carter review. Following the review a ‘model hospital’ has been developed which advises NHS trusts on the most efficient allocation of resources and allows hospitals to measure performance against other trusts.

The model hospital examples should save hospitals £5 billion a year by 2020 to 2021 and put an end to the variations the review uncovered across the NHS, including:

As well as reviewing hospitals across England, Lord Carter’s review looked at healthcare systems abroad, including in the US, Germany, Australia, Italy and France where hospitals have a greater focus on efficiency because they have established the clear link it has with patient care.

Lord Carter comments ‘My experience of the NHS and hospitals internationally is that high quality patient care and sound financial management go hand in hand. To improve the quality of care hospitals must grasp resources more effectively, especially staff, which account for more than 60 pence of every pound hospitals spend.

Giving hospitals the tools and support to better manage resources will make it easier for boards to follow the example of the best trusts and mean every patient can receive the same world class care and taxpayers will also receive a fairer return on their significant investment in the NHS’.

The annual Healthcare Estates Exhibition and Conference will focus on key areas impacting on the design, build, managing and maintaining of healthcare facilities.

The organisers, Step Exhibitions in collaboration with the IHEEM Conference and Exhibition Committee are developing a compelling free programme that will look at a number of the key issues impacting on the estates departments responsible for maintaining and running our hospitals efficiently. Visitors to the exhibition are able to attend these presentations which are complimentary giving more compelling reasons to attend the event on the 4th & 5th October.

Six dedicated areas and theatres on the exhibition floor provide complimentary content over the two days of Healthcare Estates and are run in conjunction with our supporting partners. The details for each area will be finalised over the next two months and announced along with the full conference programme in June.

Water & Infection Control zone supported by Water Management Society and Legionella Control Association, sponsored by Armitage Shanks, ALS Environmental, Medi-Shower, Delabie and Idexx Water

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Mental Health & Dementia Theatre supported by the Design in Mental Health Network


New for 2016 is the Hospital Engineering Theatre, the area will feature key NHS Trusts work and real examples of engineering excellence with a full programme announced in June and curated by event partner IHEEM.

 The Energy & Efficiency Theatre

The zone will focus on ongoing work carried out in the NHS to reduce the carbon footprint of the largest single estate in the UK. A full two day programme delivered with partnering associations and exhibitors. The area is supported by CEF and BRE.


Specification & BIM Zone in conjunction with the Construction Industry Council and Architects for Health, P21+ and P22, the zone is sponsored by Delabie and will focus on the design, construction and specification of UK healthcare projects. Sessions will feature case studies, talks from leading specifiers and examples of innovative technologies from the supporting exhibitors.

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Registration now open – Reduced delegate rates

Healthcare Estates organiser Step have opened registration for visitors, the exhibition is free to attend for all qualifying attendees and allows access to the six dedicated areas. The conference delegate registration opens later this month (May) with a significant saving for delegates booking before 8th September and further benefits for IHEEM members, those working directly within the NHS and Private Hospitals. Steve Webb said: “the rates for a two day IHEEM member have been significantly reduced by nearly 40% for our ‘early bird’ rates on the full rate. Non IHEEM members can also save £100 on the standard two day rate by booking early”. For more information and details of the conference go to the web site http://www.healthcare-estates.com/

VIP Scheme

All NHS employees qualify as VIPs giving you access to:

  • Discounted delegate and dinner tickets
  • Complimentary parking validation for those driving to the conference
  • The VIP meeting lounge open throughout your visit
  • Complimentary refreshments throughout your visit

For more information about the VIP Scheme please contact Sarah Worwood on:

Tel: +44 (0)1892 518877
Email: Sarahworwood@stepex.com

Sponsored by

Wandsworth Healthcare

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