AfH @ IHEEM 2018 Conference Stream
9 & 10 October
This year at IHEEM Health Estates conference 2018 AfH will have a dedicated Module within the Planning, Design & Construction Stream as well as the Design and Construction Theatre in the Exhibition Hall on Tues 9 Oct (day 1). More information…
DiMHN 2019 – Call for Presentations Open
The Design in Mental Health Network is looking for abstracts for its May 2019 conference.
The closing date is 15 Oct 2018. More details – https://www.designinmentalhealth.com/call-for-presentations-2019/
- Clinical, Design and Patient Partnerships
- Inclusive Access: local or global
- Designing for particular groups
- Helping people get home from hospital
- Provision of mental health in the community
Transforming Healthcare Planning, Design and Construction Symposium
Friday 16th November 2018, 09:30 – 16:00
The Bartlett Real Estate Institute, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
This is a free event open to those interested in the future of healthcare planning, design and construction.
Following the establishment of the Bartlett Real Estate Institute (BREI) at Here East Stratford and the acquisition of the former MARU (Medical Architectural Research Unit) Library, University College London (UCL) are hosting a symposium to discuss the future of healthcare planning, design and construction. You are invited to attend a free symposium on the future of healthcare planning, design and construction.
The event is being hosted by UCL at the Bartlett Real Estate Institute (BREI) and is an inaugural event. The flyer gives more details of this event.
If you wish to register then please respond back to Bandana Rehncy at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 9 November 2018.
20 presentations of no more than 2 minutes. Any subject matter. Any art form. Prizes galore and all delivered by YOU!
Do you have something to say about the state of the world at the moment? You do? Then come and present at the 20×2, a fun way to finish our events of 2018.
It can be about a current issue, a dream or an experience and it must relate to health and wellbeing in some way. Be as witty and whimsical or as mischievous as you like – but not defamatory or slanderous please!
Booking now open….
AGM 2019 – Thursday 28 February, 6-9pm
Put this date in your diary. Huge announcement coming soon!
European Health Property Network
The European Health Property Network has a membership of professionals from a wide range of disciplines and meets annually for a workshop, this year in Gothenburg. The EuHPN website https://euhpn.eu/ includes extensive documentation on workshops from 2011 onwards including access to speakers’ slides.
The sessions from Turin 2017 includes presentations by Carole Crane and Paul Mercer on the thorny topic of “guidance” as applied to healthcare developments.
Visit the EuHPN website again soon when the slides from Gothenburg will be available.
Architects for Health Study Tour – Northern Ireland 4-6 July, 2018
Health Infrastructure for the NHS in Northern Ireland has followed a distinctive path from the rest of the UK. Under the control of the Northern Ireland Department of Health for much of the last 30 years, buildings have been commissioned placing a high value on quality and local partnerships. As a result, the province has some of the best recent health buildings developed to provide NHS services. The Architects for Health 2018 study tour organised with the generous support of sponsors Axis Entrance Systems and contractors, McLaughlin & Harvey Construction visited a range of Acute, Sub-acute and Community Health Facilities.
3rd March 1952 – 29th April 2017
B.A., A.A. Dip., MARCA, AfH Programme Director
It is with great sadness and a huge sense of loss that we announce the peaceful death of Susan Francis on Saturday 29th April 2017.
Susan has been involved with Architects for Health since its beginnings, and more recently has been its Programme Director. Her contribution to the great success that AfH, the AfH Student Awards and the European Healthcare Design Congress currently have has been profound. She will be so greatly missed.
Student Design Awards & Seminar – 2018
Thursday 28 June 2-8pm
The AfH Student Design Awards challenge students of architecture and design to explore innovative and compassionate design for health and social care settings.
Architects for Health (AfH) believes that the spaces of healthcare have an important effect on the well-being of patients, their friends and families, and that good design can positively influence patient outcomes.
We work to bring about well-designed and restorative health facilities, through enabling conditions for this change, both through our membership and with wider health institutions and communities.
By sharing ideas, experiences and examples, we are building knowledge networks that inform and support the future design of high-quality healthcare environments.
Find out more about us.
AfH has a current membership of about 500 people who share our values across healthcare planning, design, and delivery. Become a member and get access to this expanding network.
Other benefits include early-bird access to events, information exchange and collaboration, CPD opportunities and support for ideas for AfH activities and projects.
Healthcare design guidance – mainly Health Building Notes and Health Technical Memoranda – are a vital part of health facility design but this guidance is now increasingly out of date and suffering from lack of recent investment.
Architects for Health have taken the initiative and held an industry-wide Round Table in late 2016 to debate the future of guidance.
- The conclusions and recommendations from the Round Table were wide-ranging and the full report can be viewed here
- AfH were also asked to conduct a survey across the industry and all who use or have used design guidance are invited to take the survey here
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY research study: Ward Design
Architects for Health members to contribute to a study being carried out by Andrew Livesey of Cundall. The paper aims to understand how ward design impacts occupant comfort during periods of strain in peak winter and peak summer, and to make recommendations for future developments. He already has some involvement from Public Health England, IHEEM and Nursing Times. Members are asked to complete a simple questionnaire using the link below.
Questionnaire – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/86T86CT
Explainer video – https://youtu.be/fNymAsGVtiU
Living with Buildings | Wellcome Collection
This major exhibition about health and architecture will examine the positive and negative influence buildings have on our health and wellbeing. Opens 4 October 2018.
Senses and Hospitals
I am a historian of medicine working on the sensory history of hospitals. I am hoping to develop a funding application for the Wellcome Trust in 2018, at to that end will be organising two two-day workshops (most likely in April and June) on the senses and hospitals to develop hopefully a collaborative bid involving architects, artists, academics and others. If you are interested please contact Victoria Bates at email@example.com
British Medical Auctions
For Project Teams involved in refurbishment or redesign. A service that will take old equipment or medical devices and send them to developing healthcare economies around the world. Proceeds from the sale of such equipment returns to the hospital Trust/Hospital Group for re-investment. Go to http://www.britishmedicalauctions.co.uk/ for additional information. Or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
A platform organised by British Gypsum social media to share knowledge from Evidence Based Design academics, researchers, designers, clients and building users. Contributions from members of AfH would be welcome for publication on the website. Please go to http://www.british-gypsum.com/evidence-space/heal/evidence-based-design-in-healthcare for more information. Or write to Carly Lunt at email@example.com to discuss articles/research you may have written.