The aim of Architects for Health is to promote and campaign for better healthcare environments through bringing together organisations and individuals who share an interest in excellence in the planning and design of healthcare facilities. Find out who we are and view our sponsors.
AfH 20X2 Members Event on Nov 27 2014 at 6-9pm
Have you got an exciting project, a bright idea or a provocative commentary you’d like to share? Can you present it in an entertaining way in 2 minutes flat? Ready to give it a go?
Procurement of design services – the good, the bad and the future
The AfH session explored the evolution of the relationship between those who commission designers and those who provide those services, and rounded off with some challenges to take forward. A proposal emerged to bring professional interests from within the NHS and from the private sector as well as professional bodies to a national forum to explore the perceived stumbling blocks in current systems and focus on a more relevant set of guidelines. AfH sees this topic as very poignant as the NHS continues to come under an assortment of pressures and will pick it up in our 2015 programme.
Our Sponsors Events
AFH MEMBERS are invited by one of our sponsors to a special evening event on 16 October.
Copper Development Association
AfH members are also invited to log on to an online RIBA accredited CPD session from Antimicrobial Copper.
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Opening Access to Health Research
A consortium of charities has created a new fund to make research more accessible. The Charity Open Access Fund is designed to enable researchers gain access to articles which require subscriptions in an attempt to share research and promote innovation.
ART AND ARCHITECTURE
Nearly 50 of our members gathered in the consultants’ car park at Guys Hospital under the watchful gaze of Thomas Guy, former governor of St Thomas’s Hospital and patron of Guys Hospital.