S&C Block 5 Seminars

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm

Cheshire and Mersyside Health Care Partnership Social Value Charter and Anchor journey

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.


  • Becky Jones Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability - Cheshire and Merseyside Health Care Partnership
2:50 pm - 3:10 pm

Designing for the Health of Coastal Communities

According to 2017 data, there were approximately 11.8 million people aged 65 and over in the UK, and by 2050 that number could reach 19 million. Hospital admissions are also steadily increasing year-on-year, a good proportion of these represented by elderly people who rely on continuing care.

In parallel to this trend, England's Chief Medical Officer has signalled that the country needs a national strategy to tackle health inequalities for seaside towns. Coastal towns often have older populations with more complex health needs, but historical planning has often underprovided for these areas.

This presentation will explore the changes that can be made to the way that health is managed and delivered to enable health and social care to operate together to support wellbeing, rather than responding to accident and illness. This integrated care model has a strong focus on patient wellness, with less-institutional community spaces and therapeutic environments that provide excellent daylighting, ventilation, views, comfortable acoustics, and access to outside space.

The presentations will explore forward-thinking projects where an integrated model of care has been used to address the complex health needs of coastal towns and discuss the design factors that are critical to their success.

One such project is the redevelopment of Whitby Hospital, which sees the adaptation of an outdated and under-utilised facility to create a health and social care hub, which supports the integrated delivery of primary care, secondary care, and community services.

Another is the pioneering Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre in Hull, which is the first of a new class of NHS facilities to cater for the needs of an increasingly elderly population without the recourse to hospital admission.

The presentation concludes by looking at the lessons that can be learnt from these examples and how the fundamental principles can be applied across the country.


  • Sonia Rafferty Service Manager  – Whitby Hospital & Community Services - Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lianne Knotts Director - Medical Architecture
3:10 pm - 3:30 pm

Realising the Benefits of MMC in Healthcare

Curtins are proud to have over 30 years' experience in the successful delivery of projects with innovative offsite manufactured structural solutions which are now often referred to as Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) for both Public and Private Sector clients and Manufacturers from early feasibility appraisals through to construction detailing in accordance with Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) workflows.

We have experience of working on major government pathfinder projects and programmes within healthcare (including New Hospitals Programme and other funding streams), Schools (including the Department for Education Schools MMC Framework), and MOJ (including the current Alliance for Prisons Programme.)

We have worked on numerous award winning MMC projects, including Offsite Awards Project of the Year and Winner of Winners over the past decade.

Our presentation would outline the industry and government drivers behind the requirement for MMC in healthcare and other sectors, how we have integrated MMC delivery with our BSI BIM Level 2 Kitemark accredited Digital Delivery processes, and how this links with other requirements such as reducing embodied carbon. We would provide real life examples from the healthcare sector, and learning from these for discussion with our peers in the audience and to stimulate a debate within the conference.

We have presented over recent years at Education Estates, AUDE, and other significant conferences, and would be delighted to bring this learning to IHEEM 2022.