Designing for Cancer Care – Building for the future of cancer care

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Thursday 1st November 2001 at the RIBA, London

  • Chair: Dr Ann Noble, Chair, Architects for Health
    • Introduction: The recent Health Building Note
  • Speaker 1: Prof. Karol Sikora, Imperial College School of Medicine: Keynote address
    • Topic: Building for the future of Cancer Care
    • Focus: Clinical policy end practice, Role of the environment – an overview
  • Speaker 2: Prof. Jessica Comer, Director of the Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care, Institute of Cancer Research, Royal Marsden Hospital
    • Topic: Humanising the Technology
    • Focus: The patient experience of acute care, new values and visions
  • Speaker 3: Sue Francis, MARU (Medical Architecture Research Unit) with Simon Henderson, Head of Building, Macmillan Cancer Relief
    • Topic: Recent initiatives, Patients needs and briefing
    • Focus: Recent evaluations, best practice, patient focus groups
  • Speaker 4: Andrew Anderson, National Coordinator, Maggie’s Centre Edinburgh
    • Topic: Special needs, special places
    • Focus: Designing for care and the Maggie’s Centre vision and approach
  • Speaker 5: Mrs Gail Sharp, Caring Services Director, Marie Curie Cancer Care
    • Topic: Palliative Care
    • Focus: Current policy and practice: development strategies and initiatives
  • Panel discussion/ questions from the floor
    • Introductory comments from Dr Nigel Tomlinson, Chief Scientific Advisor, NHS Estates

An Architects for Health Event – 1 November 2001

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