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A CPD-certified seminar programme addressing the most current and pressing subjects in healthcare estates

Speakers at hbf 2018

Stephanie Williamson

Procuring through a hybrid of RIBA design competition and competitive dialogue for a contractor led team

Stephanie Williamson, Deputy Director of Development – Gt Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS FT

After procuring two complex projects via a two stage design and build contract with separate procurement of design team and contractor and encountering significant deliverability issues coupled with late engineering of design quality Gt Ormond St developed a new model for procuring Phase 4. The presentation will describe the model and how it was developed and give some indication of the outcome that played out during 2017.

John Kelly

Follow the Money – Releasing value from the NHS Estate

John Kelly, Director Healthcare Planning – Essentia

At first sight, Mark Twain’s exhortation, “Buy land they’ve stopped making it!” may seem at odds with the headlines about the continued drive within the NHS to dispose of surplus land and property to reduce outgoings and fund new developments. From a more careful reading of initiatives such as the Carter and Naylor reviews it is clear that this is not always the case. Sometimes, better value may be achieved through retaining and redeveloping or repurposing a site or building rather than simply disposing of it. That of course is the point, disposal is relatively simple while establishing which of a number of development options will achieve the best risk-reward balance can be complex, requiring new partnerships and a wide range of skills. Based on Essentia’s experience of developing estate strategies for a number of NHS organisations, this presentation will consider the critical success factors to achieving best value, not only in terms of direct financial return but also with regard to quality and efficiency in healthcare delivery.

Simon Corben

An overview of how we see the estates and facilities team at NHSI assisting you in delivering efficient, fit for purpose and affordable estates and facilities for today and tomorrow

Simon Corben, Director and Head of Profession NHS Estates and Facilities, NHS Improvement

After some 14 years in the private sector, advising the NHS and successfully growing and managing a team of property, clinical planning consultants and analysts, Simon has returned to the Public Sector to head up the Estates and Facilities across the NHS.  The role at NHS Improvement is one that he relishes, building on the good work that Peter Sellars has done with regard to the Carter Implementation Programme, he is keen to now take the team forward to provide the toolkit and expertise to assist the NHS in the next stage of delivering the improvements as set out in the Five Year Forward View next steps document and the Naylor Report.

Martha McSweeney

Pioneering Efficiency – Repeatable Design

Martha McSweeney, Design director – Interserve Construction

The use of repeatable design saves significant money and offers greater cost certainty while maintaining quality.  My presentation will look at how these and other benefits are now being realised with examples taken from a number of projects. The repeatable designs include room layouts as well as standard components that have been developed by the Department of Health on P21+ and P22 frameworks to achieve Government Construction Strategy targets.

Further benefits include tangible savings in clinical time at the design stage with reduced input required in the signing off process. This is helping deliver time pressured programmes and allows for faster handover processes with training being able to start earlier for systems, operation and maintenance.

The presentation will show how these standards are also driving innovation and providing operational efficiencies, whilst reducing healthcare associated infections. These standards are being further developed using feedback from a range of project delivery professionals

Paul Price

NHFML, the journey so far – an alternative delivery model

Paul Price, Head of Commercial Consulting Advisory – Northumbria Healthcare Facilities Management Ltd (NHFML)

Northumbria Healthcare Facilities Management Ltd. (NHFML) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHCT).

Like its parent, NHFML’s service, balances safety, with cutting edge features, and a positive atmosphere for patients and customers alike. NHFML’s delivery model has improved efficiency, reduced unit cost base, expanded into new markets inc local authority, education and private sectors, increased profitability and turnover which in turn will reduce costs for the Trust as a whole.

There are a number of ways that we seek recompense for our services ranging from simple fee structures for consultancy, through to capital payments and also unitary PFI type payment for hard and soft services. Economies of scale allow us to offer these services at no more than existing cost/price levels and make a surplus.

Burkhard Musselmann

Shoring up the foundations: Can private public partnership (PPP) healthcare schemes be better by design?

Burkhard Musselmann, Managing Principal, Stantec

Since the 80’s public-private partnership (PPP) procurement models emerged as the dominant form of procurement for large NHS projects. However, the funding model came at a high price with PPP hospitals costing the NHS approximately £2 billion every year in maintenance and operational costs.

Much of this onerous legacy is the result of an approach which prioritised commercial considerations in the design and construction of the built asset. Unitary charges are high and any profit from revenue streams has gone back to the PPP vehicle rather than the trust.

But can PPP healthcare schemes ever make financial sense?

As new transformative PPP models emerge in the UK and overseas, significant technological advances have been made in the way design consultants develop, manage and document building design. With reference to international case studies, Burkhard will look at how PPP healthcare schemes can be better by design.

Elizabeth Devas & Guy Barlow

Quality and Design in Cancer Care, what does good practice look like?

Elizabeth Devas & Guy Barlow, Design and Commissioning Officer – MacMillan Cancer Support and Guy Barlow, Director – The Manser Practice

Elizabeth Devas, Interim Design Lead at Macmillan Cancer Environments and architect Guy Barlow, Director at The Manser Practice, will give a joint presentation outlining what ‘quality’ means in the context of cancer care environments, and investigating the ways in which quality can be evaluated and improved during the design process to ensure it is delivered in the final building. 

Using examples from recent UK projects including the new NGS Macmillan Unit at Chesterfield Royal Hospital and based on Macmillan’s extensive evidence-based research, the presentation will illustrate what ‘quality’ means for patients and staff; whilst showing what implications this can have on the design process, and how ‘quality’ can substantially affect the way cancer buildings operate and feel. The presentation will include a look at the design tools developed during these investigations, and consider how art and branding can be integrated into buildings, using built examples to show the audience what ‘good practice’ looks like.

Rosemary Jenssen

ProCure 22 Innovation and Collaboration delivering on Efficiency and Productivity Targets

Rosemary Jenssen, Jenssen Architecture Ltd – Director 

Brief overview and update 18 months into ProCure 22 Framework and the Efficiency and Productivity Programme (EPP), closer working with NHS England, NHS Improvement, Department of Health and Social Care, NHS Trusts, PSCPs and PSCMs

The Working Group collaboration platform, under a single Partnership Group EPP Board are 6 Working Groups leading on: GSL/POE/Repeatable Rooms (RR); Standard Components and Assemblies; Data; BIM; Training; Marketing  & EPP POE/GSL/RR Working Group outputs. 

Jerome Baddley

Anchor organisations-pollution, staff engagement and the role of the estate in the publics health

Jerome Baddley, The Sustainable Development Unit (SDU) – Acting Director

NHS estates as ‘anchor organisations’. How do we leverage the added health and social value of the health estate. We have an imminent national Clean Air Strategy, the Chief Medical Officers report this year focussed on NHS pollution and there is an increasing appreciation of the importance of health estates as a catalysts for population health in their communities. How do NHS organisations account for and address their own contribution to issues like air pollution and climate change to deliver the environmental leadership expected by staff, patients and local communities.   

Limited complimentary places available