Architects for Health IHEEM Conference Session 7th October 2014
Procurement of design services – the good, the bad and the future
With the greater majority of design services for the NHS – architects, engineers, cost consultants and the like – employed in the private sector; and the parallel rise of procurement specialists and hubs associated with the NHS, the position could be portrayed as an increasing divide. The Architects for Health session on 7th October explored the evolution of the relationship between those who commission designers and those who provide those services, and rounded off with a pair of challenges to take forward.
Chaired by Paul Mercer, former AfH Secretary and aided and abetted by Claudia Bloom of Avanti Architects and Malcolm Aiston, Director of Estates and Facilities for Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, the session opened up a difficult topic which seemed to strike a chord with the audience who could be heard recounting the topic throughout the rest of the day. Continue reading
Healthcare Estates Conference, Exhibition & Dinner. 7-8 October 2014
The Annual IHEEM Conference and Exhibition will take place on the 7th & 8th October at Manchester Central. The foremost event of its type in the UK, Healthcare Estates provides an essential opportunity for delegates to receive quality CPD and hear from leading industry figures within a concentrated 1 or 2 day period. IHEEM has issued a “Call for Papers” and welcomes submissions from healthcare estates professionals in all disciplines. This is your opportunity to be involved in shaping the conference. In order to maximise the benefit to delegates, IHEEM is seeking submissions that fall under the following categories: Continue reading
Architects for Health (AfH) organised an excellent ‘conference within a conference’ at IHEEM in Manchester Central.
Entitled Designs on Health, AfH ran 4 sessions as part of the main conference programme. Three showcased good practice examples encompassing international, UK and interdisciplinary perspectives. A panel of experts from trusts and design practice further discussed how to encourage and achieve good design in the future.