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Hospital Innovations

The clock is ticking for Hospital Innovations which will take place at UCL on 6 June.   Now is the time to book your place, as conference tickets are limited.  Take advantage of the IHEEM 75th Anniversary special offer:

IHEEM 75th Anniversary Booking – Special Offer

Limited places available – Buy One Delegate Place and get another 1/2 price

  • Full conference access for the duration of the event
  • Networking opportunities throughout the day to visit the sponsors and hear about the latest products and services available
  • Coffee/tea/biscuits on arrival, mid-morning break
  • Lunch and afternoon tea
  • Networking drinks reception in the evening after the conference
  • Lord Carter Awards Presentation


NHS Delegates £125.00 + VAT each, buy one get one half price – 2 places for just £187.50 + VAT
Non NHS Delegates £450.00 + VAT each, buy one get one 1/2 price for £675.00 + VAT.


Simon Corben, Director and Head of Profession NHS Estates and Facilities, NHS Improvement will give the keynote presentation at the event, followed by a panel discussion with sector experts discussing current challenges and solutions.  The conference programme will cover a range of topics, including innovation enabling significant savings in energy, technology facilitating new methods of patient care, sustainability practices in the NHS saving money, and technology enhancing the patient experience.


With top-level conference speakers, workshops from Thorlux Lighting and Static Systems, plus innovations from Drax Technology, PPL Training, Salto Systems, BOC Healthcare, Northgate Public Services, IDEXX, Pharmafilter and Stanburys, Hospital Innovations at UCL on 6 June is your London destination for contacts, networking and innovation in healthcare.


Other speakers on the day include: Emma Jane Roberts, Spirit Healthcare,  Emma-Jane has recently been appointed as Managing Director to Spirit Digital.  She see’s digital solutions as supporting forward-thinking care models and having a growing influence on increasing patient access to care and promoting greater provider-patient collaboration.

Jason Dawson, Director of Capital Estates & Facilities at The Christie NHS Trust will talk about The UK’s First NHS High Energy Proton Beam Therapy Unit. The £100m installation of the UK’s first NHS funded Proton Beam Therapy unit (PBT) will be completed, and the first patients treated, later this year. This remarkable scheme has many highly innovative aspects including:


  • The project management team’s ability to persuade NHS England to adopt a Procurement 21 framework facilitating it’s time and cost-efficient development (this was the largest value project of its kind at the time)
  • Exceptional engineering to effectively harness the high energy proton beam technology
  • Pioneering patient services provision
  • Considerable cost-efficiencies i.e. non-hospital accommodation contracts
  • World-leading PBT research facilities


The afternoon sessions start with a panel session looking at the Energy Centre Savings at Oxford University Trust. With savings of over £1.2m in six months. Speakers include Mark Bristow, Lead Project Manager for the Hospital Energy Project

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust


Mark is the lead project manager at Oxford University Hospitals’ £14.7 million Energy Project. This two-year upgrade of the John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals’ heating and energy infrastructure was delivered by Vital Energi with the Carbon Energy Fund providing contractual advice to the trust’s team. This large and complex project presented daily technical, communications, political, budgetary, legal and logistical challenges that Mark, his small team and the Operational Estates team had to resolve without interrupting patient care at either hospital.


Joining Mark are Claire Hennessey, Head of Operational Estates and Facilities Services at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Stephen Lowndes, Director

Carbon & Energy Fund


Fiona Daly, recently appointed as the National Sustainability Lead for NHS Improvement. Will address the audience on The National Programme for Sustainability. Fiona has worked in the health and social care system for over 16 years and has spent the past 8 years driving the sustainability programme at Barts Health NHS Trust. In her new role, Fiona is tasked with leading the national programme on Sustainability within the provider sector, driving innovation and engagement, and providing NHS trusts with critical support to implement their sustainability programmes. Fiona is passionate about reducing health and social inequalities, improving workforce capability and establishing an estate that supports the transition to sustainable models of care throughout the NHS.


Martin Jones, Co-Director of Art In Site presents on Taking the “OUCH!” Out of Emergency: The Children’s Emergency App for Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Art In Site have designed and developed an app for the Children’s Emergency Department at Evelina London Hospital, which is playable on tablets at the waiting area. It helps to reduce anxiety and increase trust in doctors, leading to wellbeing benefits for patients and increased service efficiency.


Other speakers include: Carl McKenzie, Manging Principle of Elementa Consulting, will be addressing Utilising Renewable Energy for Healthcare Estates,


Healthcare Estates

Set to be the biggest event in its history, Healthcare Estates takes place on 9-10 October at Manchester Central, with an expected 220+ exhibitors and over 4,500 attendees, this year see’s the event focus on Fund, Design, Build, Manage & Maintain and each day will open with a Keynote presentation, with Simon Corben leading the charge on 9 October, followed by a panel discussion with key representatives from the healthcare sector.  Day 2’s Keynote presentation will follow the lead of one of IHEEM’s initiatives, in discussing women in engineering, and a new initiative to enhance diversity and equality in healthcare engineering, and the role of the apprentice.


NHS Improvement will also be delivering an hour-long session at Healthcare Estates, covering best practice the NHSI’s action themes now, and for the future.

P22 and Architects for Health are also contributing conference sessions addressing the key NHSI themes.


Conference Streams

Within the three conference streams:

Strategy & Leadership; Engineering and Facilities Management; plus Planning Design and Construction, the sessions are organised into hour-long modules, available to book individually by NHS staff.  Topics addressed in these modules are:  Strategy, Sustainability, Procurement, Treatment Technology, Heritage, Energy, Light in Healthcare Environments, Design for Efficient Operation, Funding, Regeneration and Planning, Design for Clinical Service, and Safety and the Built Environment.  Well Buildings will be covered in a session on biophilic design, and fire prevention and management will also feature in this year’s conference.  With more NHS Trusts represented on the speaker panel than ever before, Healthcare Estates is pre-eminent opportunity for Estates professionals to learn from their peers, share ideas and solutions, and network across the profession.  Registration is now open, with a special ‘early bird booking rate available until 3oth August.

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