Health Procurement in Scotland
Mike Baxter, Deputy Director of the Scottish Futures Trust
Opening the debate on a sunny Glasgow afternoon to a 70 strong audience at the Lighthouse Gallery, Mike Baxter, an accountant by training, immediately made the audience at ease by relinquishing his tie in an effort to blend in with “a room full of architects”.
Mike outlined the context for the procurement of health buildings in Scotland, drawing interesting comparisons with the English system, and explained the key organizational difference in Scotland ie that Government policy is delivered through 14 health boards, who are responsible for all services from primary, community through to acute healthcare services. He pointed out that there are no equivalent PCT’s or Commissioning bodies and this is with the expressed aim of being to provide an integrated healthcare service across the full range of services.
Barrhead Health and Social Care Centre
Lead designers – Avanti Architect
We started our tour of four recently completed or under-construction health buildings at Barrhead. It was a grey and rainy day and we dodged the torrential showers to find shelter.
The new £18 million Barrhead Health and Social Care Centre was opened in 2011. It provides a wide range of health services, including GP, dental, physiotherapy and older adult day services, alongside community services such as district nursing, health visiting and home care. The centre is run in partnership between NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and East Renfrewshire Council, with both organisations sharing ownership of the building.
Mike is the Deputy Director (Capital and Facilities) within the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates. Mike’s role covers asset management, the distribution and control of the capital budget for NHS Scotland as well as the development of capital investment policy within the Scottish Health sector. Mike is an accountant by background and spent 11 years in local government before joining the then Scottish Executive in January 2000. Mike was Head of the Private Finance and Capital Unit between 2002 and 2008 before taking up his current role. Mike is Chair of the Health Directorate’s Capital Investment Group, Chair of the European Health Property Network and a member of CIPFA’s Executive Committee in Scotland.
10 and 11 September – at The Lighthouse, Glasgow
2.00 – Registration and refreshments
2.20 – Welcome from AfH
2.30 – Health Procurement in Scotland: Mike Baxter, Deputy Director, Finance, eHealth and Pharmaceuticals, Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates
2.50 – Southern General Hospital: Neil Murphy, IBI Nightingale and Paul Serkis, Brookfield Multiplex Construction Europe
3.10 – Lessons from Small to Large: Dennis O’Keeffe NHS Dumfries & Galloway with Graeme Armet, Richard Murphy Architects and Colin Carrie, Keppie Design
3.30 – Discussion
3.45 – Primary Care Reference Design: Heather Chapple A+D Scotland
4.05 – Design Policy in Practice, a Client Perspective: Steve Shon, NHS Lothian
4.25 – Design for Primary and Community Care: Clare Kemsley, Gareth Hoskins Architects
4.45 – Discussion
5.00 – 6.00 – Networking Reception
9.00 – 5.00 – Visits by coach – Fully booked
Programme subject to change