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Professor Michail Kagioglou, Dean of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield (CONFIRMED)

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)

  • What does the provider sector need from a new capital settlement?
  • Where do the investment priorities lie?
  • What are the opportunities and what are the risks?

Adam Wright, Senior Policy Officer, NHS Providers (CONFIRMED)

  • Understanding the system – what to do and when to act
  • Reducing rate liabilities – including prior agreement, appeals and assessments while building works are being carried out
  • How to save money on empty or unusable space
  • Integrating business rates and estates strategy – how to maximise the opportunities for savings

Mark Higgin, Partner, Rating, Montagu Evans (CONFIRMED)

  • 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 (invited)

  • Discussing the sale of surplus land at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital and how it paved the way for local healthcare improvements
  • Providing new affordable homes for the local community and helping to deal with the housing shortage
  • Investing money raised from sale of surplus land into improving services and facilities at the hospital and modernising staff accommodation
  • Outlining Ashford and St Peter’s transformational plans which include new urgent and emergency care facilities, a redeveloped main hospital entrance, integrated assessment areas and more ward space

Andrew Grimes, Assistant Director of Property and Capital Development, Ashford and St Peters NHS Foundation Trust (CONFIRMED)

  • 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