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

We are now inviting submissions for 2020 healthcare buildings forum 19-20 March’s seminar programme on addressing the issues in healthcare estate development.

We welcome your suggestions on subjects affecting the design, build and management of the healthcare estates.

Please email a brief outline of your proposal to brittany@hb-forum.co.uk

Speakers at hbf 2020

Future of Healthcare design?

Sumita Singha, Director, Ecologic Architects.

In the 20th and 21st century, advances in medicine and care have resulted in the lengthening of lives. The ageing and growing populations, greater prevalence of chronic and lifestyle diseases, increasing mental health issues, with exponential advances in innovative, but costly, technologies—have also increased health care demand and expenditures. This has resulted in the neglect of the very buildings from which healthcare is delivered from. Further, the procurement of healthcare estates mired in bureaucracy and financial complexities that affect the work of architects and stifle creativity. This brings back the question of how to deliver good quality healthcare buildings that improve the health and wellbeing of all users- from patients to staff in the most economical and sustainable way. The answers could be surprisingly simple.

Public Sector Frameworks

Louise Matthews, Key Account Manager, Procure Partnerships Frameworks

The Procure Partnerships Framework pushes the boundaries of how procurement can support public sector bodies to deliver their strategic targets. The framework has been built to be flexible giving clients’ choice with single stage or two stage procurement options and up to 8 forms of call off contract. There is also no fee for public sector bodies across the UK to access the framework and clients are always in full control of each projects procurement process via their individual ‘Project Page’ hosted upon the ‘Procure Partnerships ePortal’

Alison Cann, Barts Health NHS

The Future Health Campus

Richard Darch, Chief Executive, Archus.

Richard Darch sets out a vision for the hospital of the future and introduces the idea of the health and wellness campus, describing it as something the public can really buy into and benefit from.

Simon Kydd, WSP 

Eradicating the stigma associated with Dementia design

Becky Smith, Architect, Leonard Design Architects

Our speech will focus on the common dissatisfactions associated with the UK standard of dementia design and how a ‘one size solution’ (as is commonly reflective of most UK nursing homes) does not fit all. Using inspiration from the world’s most recognised award winning dementia villages and homes, we assess how the stigma associated with nursing homes can be eradicated to provide purpose built care environments which speak about life and living not simply about the demand for nursing beds. We will touch upon Church Farm Care’s model of living and dementia care and reflect how this is comparable to some of the world’s best examples.

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