Archives: Seminars.

Decarbonisation of an NHS Estate – From The Small to the Vast

In response to the climate crisis, the NHS has set a target to decarbonise its estate by 2040. A key part of the decarbonisation will be achieved through the transition away from fossil fuels to all-electric heating solutions utilising efficient electric heat pumps for the existing estate. The ongoing decarbonisation of the national grid over… Read more »

“Right First Time” Maximising Safety in Investment in the Estate

Following a number of high profile and costly faults in construction projects both within and outwith the health service, Eddie McLaughlan will discuss developments in NHS Scotland designed to ensure that future projects and the existing estate have much less risk of significant problems. Mainly concentrating on engineering services and their implications for patients, staff… Read more »

“Right First Time” Maximising Safety in Investment in the Estate

Following a number of high profile and costly faults in construction projects both within and outwith the health service, Eddie McLaughlan will discuss developments in NHS Scotland designed to ensure that future projects and the existing estate have much less risk of significant problems.  Mainly concentrating on engineering services and their implications for patients, staff… Read more »

NHP – “The Biggest Hospital Building Programme in a Generation”

The unique circumstances surrounding the completion of the new Royal Hospital makes this scheme an exemplar project for lesson learned. In 2018, when close to completion, the initial PFI contractor Carillion entered administration, leaving the NHS and Trust with a significant financial challenge and complex structural, building fabric and various other defect related issues. Extensive… Read more »

Apprenticeships and Positive Action for Diversity

There are many reasons why prioritising diversity in NHS apprenticeship schemes can greatly benefit the organisation. The NHS people plan focuses on the importance of diversity and all will be familiar with the proposition that a trust should mirror the community it serves. The more a workforce mirrors the community it serves the better the… Read more »