S&C Block 1 Seminars

11:00 am - 11:20 am

Cheshire and Merseyside Health Care Partnership Sustainability and Innovation Project

The HCPs approach to sustainability, is a collaborative approach to ensure the principles of sustainability and social value are embedded across the Partnership.
• As a social value accelerator site, C&M are keen to harness the positives that came as a result of COVID and build back better, reducing reliance on the healthcare, and wider public services, by putting sustainability principles at the heart of all decision-making processes.
• The aim is to deliver an ethical framework of behaviours, resulting in long term behavioural changes as to how people use and view the NHS, and wider public sector Through working with colleagues across the Partnership we are aiming to ensure behavioural change can occur and people can change the way they currently access NHS (and wider) services and see an increase in community resilience.
• Our Social Value Charter launched in 2019, since then 35 organisations across Cheshire and Merseyside have signed up to the Charter. The Charter describes our local vision and principles for maximising the potential of social value locally, our principles include building on the strengths of people and our communities, enabling people to live a 'valued and dignified life'.
• Working together across sectors to achieve social value outcomes, foster innovation and reduce avoidable inequalities linked to the Marmot Principles: Protecting health and social care services for future generations; Giving a voice to local communities; Social Value will be embedded as core practice, behaviours and the way that we operate.
• The ICS is working with partners and the public to establish an Anchor Institute Charter with an agreed set of principles, anchored in local communities, for organisations across the region to adopt. The charter will be reflective of local needs and determine the organisational behaviour required to deliver them.e in Merseyside.


  • Dave Sweeney Executive Director - Cheshire and Merseyside Health Care Partnership
11:20 am - 11:40 am

A New Wave of Community Hospitals

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust's new community hospital will efficiently alleviate pressure on acute hospitals and provide integrated care systems that will transform local health provision.

The new hospital in the Forest of Dean will replace two older buildings (Dilke Memorial Hospital and Lydney Community Hospital) and will modernise the infrastructure to allow the NHS to provide sustainable high-quality in-patient and outpatient services for many years to come.

The design brings together a range of services: local urgent care/minor injury units and out of hours service, x-ray, radiology and ultrasound services, consulting and treatment rooms for outpatient clinics, a children's clinic area, endoscopy suite, clinic space for dentistry and/or podiatry and a purpose-built therapy gym for rehabilitation. As well as community areas within the hospital e.g. a group room and shop, the skate park (currently on the land) is being relocated nearby with other local improvements making the new hospital a central focus within the community.

Kevin Adams from Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust will outline the extensive consultation and business case for replacing the two outdated hospitals with one new build using innovative features for the best possible sustainable local care, efficiency and cost control.

Abz Randera, Architect from ONE Creative environments (ONE) that received Architectural Practice of the Year at last year's Healthcare Estates awards, will share details of the design which creatively overcomes site challenges and includes a range of measures following the Pandemic to maintain infection control standards. Abz will also outline how sustainability is central to the design supporting the NHS' ambition of net zero carbon emissions with the design aiming for an Excellent BREEAM rating to help reduce energy consumption, carbon and ongoing costs.


  • Abz Randera Architect - ONE Creative environments (ONE)
  • Ben King Head of Estates Operations - Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
11:40 am - 12:00 pm

Modern Methods of Construction: Looking Back to See Ahead

The Government has repeatedly stated its commitment to Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) and specifically a platform-based approach. Both the Department of Health & Social Care and the New Hospital Programme have echoed this philosophy, the latter expressing a commitment to embracing a holistic approach to MMC and driving a platform-led kit of parts approach to achieve a step-change in productivity, cost-effectiveness, timeliness of delivery and carbon efficiencies. Whilst this trajectory has been clearly cast in policy, the implications and practicalities at an organisational and project level are somewhat less clear.

This presentation therefore demystifies the subject of MMC, outlining what a platform-based approach is, and its potential compatibility with the healthcare sector. We will review the profile of both the historical pipeline (commissioned by NHS Trusts) and the supply market over the past decade, to provide insight regarding the scale of adaptation required. Informed by data analysis of over 1,800 projects (equal to £20bn investment), we look backwards to see ahead the potential opportunities and challenges presented by this new way of working.