E&F Block 1 Seminars

11:00 am - 11:20 am

“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 and visitors, including Healthcare Associated Infection, Eddie will discuss how to balance the competing priorities of Time, Cost and Quality.  The development of NHS Scotland Assure will be described, including its evolution and purpose and efforts to implement its philosophy in live construction projects.  The importance of competence of staff and appropriate use of specialist expertise, including Authorising Engineers, and the work within IHEEM to develop and promote Authorising Engineers will be covered.

SPEAKER

11:00 am - 11:20 am

“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 and visitors, including Healthcare Associated Infection, Eddie will discuss how to balance the competing priorities of Time, Cost and Quality. The development of NHS Scotland Assure will be described, including its evolution and purpose and efforts to implement its philosophy in live construction projects. The importance of competence of staff and appropriate use of specialist expertise, including Authorising Engineers, and the work within IHEEM to develop and promote Authorising Engineers will be covered.

Chairman

  • Eddie McLaughlan Assistant Director (Engineering, Environment and Decontamination) NHS Scotland Assure - Monklands Replacement Project Team NHS Lanarkshire
11:20 am - 11:40 am

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust’s Digital Transformation

Dr Matt Shepherd present how dated, siloed digital solutions can be inefficient and affect the patient and staff experience.

Due to task overload, it has been recognised that a fully digital end-to-end communication and collaboration solution was required that integrates the process, the people and technology to close the information gaps and provide a complete digital solution to assist the patient's pathway.

Ascom was commissioned to deploy a scalable healthcare platform to include critical alarm management, secure clinical messaging, clinical information software and an integrated mobility solution using a healthcare-specific smartphone.

Therefore, the hospital is advancing its digital status and Dr Shepherd (I) will share the Trust's excitement with the go-ahead of a revolutionary, fully digital exemplar ward, which is due to be opened in early 2023. This digital exemplar ward will include the expansion of the Ascom Healthcare Platform to include its advanced nurse call system, Telligence, and clinical information software platform, Digistat, to provide a patient response nurse call system, which will include workflow task management, EPR integration, medical device integration and collaboration from the side of the bed or whilst mobile. The aim is to improve clinical workflow efficiencies and the overall patient experience.

The Trust's long-term ambition is to be fully paperless and digital as per the NHS directive. The digital exemplar ward, utilising the Ascom Healthcare Platform, is a major contribution towards achieving the hospital's digital transformation programme.

Dr Matt Shepherd, Clinical Lead for IT and Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust

Chairman

  • Dr Matt Shepherd Clinical Lead for IT and Deputy Chief Operating Officer - Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust