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Jonathan Stewart, National Chairman, Health Estates and Facilities Management Association (invited)

Gain the latest insights and thinking from Sir Robert Naylor as he assesses the current challenges facing the property and estates landscape and the next steps for estates professionals across the NHS

Sir Robert Naylor, National Advisor on NHS Property and Estates, Department of Health and Social Care (CONFIRMED)
Adam Wright, Senior Policy Officer, NHS Providers (CONFIRMED)

  • Tackling the NHS maintenance backlog, costing £6bn, which is now larger than the annual total capital budget of the Department of Health and Social Care, it would cost more than £3bn to eliminate only the high and significant risk backlog
  • Developing a long-term capital programme to improve capability and capacity within the NHS estate
  • Outlining strategies for NHS Estate management post Brexit and possible challenges that will arise
  • Sharing guidance on how healthcare providers can focus and improve key issues such as the workforce programme, standardisation and technology within the NHS estate

Senior Representative, NHS Improvement (invited)

  • Outlining what actions have been taken since the Government’s response to the Naylor Review to support the delivery of its recommendations to increase capital and funding
  • Exploring the implementation of the STP Capital Funding Programme, which is now in its 4th wave, and how this has transformed healthcare provision
  • Discussing the DoHSC Surplus Land Programme and its implementation to create new housing, generate capital and reduce running costs of the NHS Estate

Senior Representative, Department of Health and Social Care (DoHSC) (invited)

  • Enabling better use of technology and digital tools to allow for the delivery of better patient care in the NHS in the future
  • Supporting the delivery of the NHS Long-Term Plan and the Five Year Forward View
  • Creating an NHS estate for the future by ensuring the NHS makes the right property choices to help enable excellent patient care
  • Developing strategic estates planning services to improve the use of data for evidence-based decision making
  • Raising money and creating capital investment for the NHS through the disposal of surplus assets

Julie Whetton, Head of Property Management, NHS Property Services (CONFIRMED)

  • Outlining the core findings of the NHS Financial Sustainability Report 2017-2019 and the next steps for financial sustainability within the NHS and NHS Estates
  • Discussing strategies for managing and maintaining a financially sustainable estate
  • Exploring the impact of the NHS Long-Term plan on financial sustainability and the long-term stable growth of the NHS

Abdool Kara, Executive Leader, National Audit Office (CONFIRMED)

  • Exploring the inception of the LIFT project of the Dental Hospital in the Birmingham Community Health NHS Foundation Trust, the largest LIFT project in the country at the time of construction and the first dental hospital to be built in the last thirty years
  • Sharing the journey of the project from the start, through the construction phase and to financial close
  • Outlining the management strategies of a large scale Public Private Partnership (PPP) contract three years on

Claire Hennessy, Estates and Facilities Director, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (CONFIRMED)
Stephen Hinckes, Associate Director of Estates (Capital), Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (CONFIRMED)
Mike Clarke, Special Projects Manager, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (CONFIRMED)

  • Designing a future proof building using Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology which includes planning for additional space for the Trust to grow into
  • Ensuring extensive research is carried out in preparation for building efficient new developments through embedding international expertise, sharing best practice and capturing learning
  • Delivering the UKs first NHS high energy Proton Therapy Centre on time and under budget that fully delivers the economic and social benefits for the region
  • Using state of the art technology to meet the needs for providing the most advanced form of care for patients for the UK’s leading cancer care centre and research facility

Winner of Team of the Year in the Estates & Facilities Class at the Building Better Healthcare Awards 2018

Jason Dawson, director of Capital, Estates & Facilities, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (CONFIRMED)

  • Managing and maintaining a challenging Trust estate 24/7 and delivering the best possible service
  • Creating a more sustainable estate through environmental initiatives, such as the implementation of reusable coffee cups and water bottles, saving approximately 591,229 kg of CO2, 2502 trees and 16,000 bags of single-use cups
  • Outlining the success of the Carbon Energy Fund (CEF) in reducing fuel bills and creating a reliable heat and power system by reducing energy bills from £484,177 in October 2016 to £252,832 in October 2017

Winner IHEEM Award for Estates Team of the Year 2018

Winner IHEEM Award for Innovative Sustainable Energy Scheme 2017

Vall Rasaratnam, Energy & Sustainability Manager, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts (invited)

  • Summarising findings from the Nuffield Trusts Developing robust estates strategies: Challenges and opportunities briefing published in June 2018
  • Ensuring the estates strategy revolves around people so that people with the right skills and experience can work in the optimal environment to make their job as easy as possible
  • Enabling health and care staff to work together through partnerships and through efficient use of both the estate and other infrastructure to ensure the best possible patient outcomes
  • Outlining strategies for future proofing the NHS estate through new technologies, innovation and flexible designs

Helen Buckingham, Director of Strategy and Operations, Nuffield Trust (CONFIRMED)

*Programme subject to change