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Healthcare Estates Exhibition & Conference 2017 – Building Innovative and Productive Partnerships in Asset Management

The Healthcare Estates conference programme has been revealed for this year’s conference taking place in Manchester in October. Under the headline ‘Building innovative & productive partnerships in asset management’ the conference aims to tackle key topics in three streams: Strategy & Leadership; Engineering & Facilities Management, Planning, Design & Construction.

The ‘strategy and leadership’ stream looks at The Rationale behind Rationalisation, Would utilising all NHS estates and facilities as a shared resource enhance the delivery of patient care? And Hospital logistics as a driver for design and optimisation – just three of the key subjects being discussed at the event in October. ‘There has been little real attention given to how the NHS estate could help to improve efficiency, move more care out of hospitals and exploit new technologies. The discussions look at how models of care are still designed around buildings, and asks whether re-thinking the way that the NHS uses its estate could catalyse change’.

‘Engineering and Facilities Management’ sessions have sessions from Mott Macdonald and Arup looking at WELL certification for Healthcare projects – applicability and relevance and HE Sector Green Scorecard: Learning for Healthcare while The surgeon’s panel and Institute of Occupational Medicine focus on Operating Theatres – The surgeon’s panel and Benefits of additional tests carried out at annual verification of operating theatres.

The NHS is not unique in experiencing estates and property difficult to manage, and this task is increasingly being outsourced. While all of this means that there are unexploited opportunities for improving value for money, perhaps the most important concern is that opportunities for new models of care are not being maximised and that the existing estate is an obstacle to innovation. There needs to be more ambition in the way the NHS estate is used. The current model of ownership and operation needs to be challenged and new methods of financing need to be developed that avoid the very significant downsides of PFI, in particular, the associated intergenerational transfer of debt.

‘Planning, Design and Construction’ offers a packed programme focussing on Hopewood Park – An 11 Year Collaboration, Supportive healthcare design for older people, A&E Design: The Transition from Triage to Care Initiation to Maximise Capacity and Reduce Length of Stay, while IBI Group present two sessions on Refurbishment: Emergency or Planned Surgery? and Insights from NHS’s Healthy New Towns Programme, Community Care Hubs: Can they take the pressure off our creaking hospital-based care system? and Smart technology as part of care provision support in the built environment.

Attend the conference for just £70

The IHEEM conference at Healthcare Estates offers new modular pricing for the NHS this year with the option to book individual modules at just £70 per module with a maximum of 2 modules per day. “The new pricing is a reflection of the feedback we have received from NHS Trusts who want to be able to send more of their team but without the commitment of two days out of the office and the financial commitment” said Conference Director, Victoria Emerton. “We have many trusts who send their senior management team but are not able to justify sending large numbers to the conference as the price would be prohibitive; the new structure allows NHS teams to come along, attend the most relevant sessions and spend more time in the exhibition learning from exhibitors or sitting in one of the six free theatres on the exhibition floor”.

Victoria continued; “We are also offering an early bird rate up until 31st July”. For more information contact the organisers on 01892 518877 or email: healthcare@stepex.com

Strategy and Leadership

  • Efficiency in Workforce Development, Duane Passman, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Hospital logistics as a driver for design and optimisation, Dirk Joubert, Royal HaskoningDHV
  • NHS Estates: The Rationale Behind Rationalisation, Alison Evans, AHR
  • New Royal Liverpool Hospital Sustainable Communities, Ian Stenton, Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Is a 6 facet survey approach still relevant to the management of a modern NHS Estate?, Cliff Price, CPA Solutions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Lessons learnt, John Simpson
  • Would utilising all NHS estates and facilities as a shared resource enhance the delivery of patient care? Martin Clark, Arcadis

Engineering and Facilities Management

  • Operating Theatres – The surgeon’s panel, Malcolm Thomas
  • Benefits of additional tests carried out at annual verification of operating theatres, Jeremy Slann, Institute of Occupational Medicine
  • Overcoming Financial barriers to implementing Carbon Management Plans, Hannah Taylor, Salix Finance
  • Early Experiences of the Revised Approach Energy Efficiency in Healthcare NPD Procurement, Andrew Wholley, Mott Macdonald
  • WELL certification for Healthcare projects – applicability and relevance, Ester Gulacsy, Mott Macdonald
  • HE Sector Green Scorecard: Learning for Healthcare, Andy Shepphard, Arup
  • Identifying and correcting non-compliant electrical Infrastructure, Paul Harris, Harris Associates Ltd
  • Systems Engineering in Healthcare Estates – IHEEM

Planning, Design and Construction

  • Lessons Learned: Modular Installation of Laminar Theatres at Daisy Hill Hospital, Sean McKeever, Ecofund Partners
  • Hopewood Park – An 11 Year Collaboration, Paul Yeomans, Medical Architecture
  • Living With Dementia, Richard Mazuch, IBI Group
  • Supportive healthcare design for older people Andrea Harman, Saint Gobain Ecophon
  • A&E Design: The Transition from Triage to Care Initiation to Maximise Capacity and Reduce Length of Stay, John Huddy, Huddy Healthcare
  • Refurbishment: Emergency or Planned Surgery? Graham Harris, IBI Group
  • Community Care Hubs: Can they take the pressure off our creaking hospital-based care system?, Jonathan Wilson, Stantec
  • Insights from NHS’s Healthy New Towns Programme, Justin Harris, IBI Group
  • Smart technology as part of care provision support in the built environment – enabling ‘aging in place’ Paul Foulkes, IBT Group
  • Pressure stabilisers and airtightness guidance for isolation rooms, Blanca Beato Arribas, BSRIA

Healthcare Estates is attended by over 3,500 highly engaged, curious visitors with a passion for new solutions, technology and answers at the industry’s foremost event for the healthcare sector.  Meeting face-to face with industry colleagues, discussing the key issues within their sectors while finding out about latest technologies at this festival of ideas and discovery in the healthcare sector.

The show features 6 enlightening and challenging seminar theatres which focus on key areas in the healthcare sector – each zone offers free to attend theatres delivering specialist content and case studies, while exhibitors showcase a range of specialist products and services. Over 30 hours of FREE TO ATTEND sessions all of which are CPD Accredited by IHEEM.,

Unforgettable experiences, interactive sessions, meet with old colleagues make a whole host of new contacts – Healthcare Estates – helping shape the future. 

 Steve Webb May 2017

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