IHEEM President's Address Seminar, 30 November 2017, London

Start date: 30/11/17

Booking deadline: Thu 30 Nov 2017

Venue / location: Central Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate, London

Heritage, Innovation and The Membership Balance

DATE: Thursday 30 November 2017, 3pm - 9pm

VENUE: Central Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H 9NH

On Thursday 30th November 2017 at Central Hall Westminster in London, IHEEM will be hosting a Seminar and Evening Reception under the theme: ‘Heritage, Innovation and The Membership Balance’.

The event will comprise of a free to attend Seminar in the afternoon which will feature a series of presentations by guest presenters. There will be a focus on the recently published Royal Academy of Engineering report: ‘Engineering Better Care – A Systems Approach to Health and Care Design and Continuous Improvement’, which IHEEM was involved in producing. In addition to this, there are sessions showcasing innovation in the sector.

Following this, there will be an invitation only Evening Reception featuring the President’s Address and Awards Ceremony.

As part of event, there will be an exhibition area showcasing IHEEM Company Affiliate members enabling them to network and discuss opportunities with delegates.

The event timings have been summarised below:

Afternoon Seminar


Registration, refreshments and opportunity to visit exhibition stands


Welcome by Julian Amey, Chief Executive, IHEEM


Seminar presentations:


'Using Commercial Tools to Deliver the Five Year Vision of Capital and Revenue Efficiency' - Conor Ellis, Partner at Rider Levett Bucknall


'Engineering Better Care - The Academy's Work To Date and The Next Steps' - Dr Nicola Platt, Policy Advisor at Royal Academy of Engineering

The Royal Academy of Engineering has been exploring how a systems engineering approach can be applied to bring value to different fields of study and work. One of these areas is health and care design and delivery. In this session, the presentation will be delivered from the Academy's perspective, focusing on:

  • outlining how the report was co-produced with health and care leaders, transformation teams, and systems engineers, aiming to produce a framework that is rigorous, clear, and accessible across sectors
  • describing the key features of the systems framework for health and care design and delivery that has been developed, including the importance of considering design, people, systems, and risk perspectives
  • discussing the Academy and working group's proposed next steps for implementation and evaluation of the approach in practice (moving from the what to the how) 

How the 'Engineering Better Care' report can be applied to the wider construction industry - Dr Hywel Davies, Technical Director at The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)


'Design Engineering: Why it Matters to Healthcare' - Professor Terry Young BSc PhD FBCS, Professor of Healthcare Systems at Brunel University London

  • Its political and cultural heritage has created an NHS that builds on what it has, a strategy that has worked well for most of the last seven decades. However, the medical approach of treating disease is under pressure from demographic trends resulting in more people with combinations of diseases and complicated personal circumstances. At the same time, society is focusing more on the cost and quality of care and on providing better access for all.
  • A fresh look at how we design services and the attitude we take to constraints is now overdue.
  • The presentation will explore how engineering uses human agency and ingenuity to change the world

'Sustainable Project of the Year - Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT Energy Project' - Mark Bristow MRICS BSc Hons, Lead Project Manager at Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT

  • Something needed to change! With dilapidated plant and energy bills in excess of £6M per year for two sites, the Trust needed a new solution. The design was to link the two sites that are 2.2km apart, then share energy and resilience. There were problems along the way. The length of the journey was 5 years including 2 years on site. Results new have been efficient, resilient equipment and significantly lower energy bills.  

‘LinkThru – Using Innovation to Improve Water Safety & Legionella Control’ – David Meacock, Technical Director, Cistermiser Ltd 

  • David will describe how hurdles in developing an efficient, cost effective and reliable water temperature monitoring system were overcome with the use of innovation and adoption of new technology.

'Lets Collaborate to Improve Healthcare Outcomes!' - Phil Wade BA MCIM MIHEEM , Director of Marketing at Static Systems Group PLC

  • The recent development of the hugely successful Design and Innovation Centre at Static Systems head offices to now include a Concept Ward has given opportunity for client teams to try, test and innovate with manufacturers. The development of the Concept Ward has been backed by support, investment and the provision of technology from a number of leading industry suppliers including Tarkett Flooring, Armitage Shanks, Rockfon Ceilings, Thorlux Lighting, Akzo Nobel and KwickScreen.

  • The presentation will explain the vision for a facility that can be used industry wide to test, trial and develop innovative solutions and conceptual ideas. Phil will explain the benefit of collaborative working amongst equipment suppliers and specialists, clinical teams, design groups, constructors and other interested parties to enable the ongoing provision and delivery of world-class buildings and facilities and help improve healthcare outcomes for all. 


Questions and Answers


Speakers in afternoon


The event is being held at Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, London, SW1H 9NH. The venue is located directly opposite Westminster Abbey and adjacent to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Central Hall is a Grade II listed building and is one of the largest conference and exhibition venues in central London. The historic venue has Europe’s largest self-supporting concrete dome celling.

The Seminar and Evening Reception (IHEEM President’s Address and Awards Ceremony) will be held in the Aldersgate Room which is located on the lower ground floor.

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Event Exhibitors

We are delighted to have some of our IHEEM Company Affiliates exhibit at the event.

Salix Finance Drax Technology

Raising your profile with IHEEM

With key stakeholders from across the UK's healthcare estate sector attending this exclusive invitation only event, this provides you with the ideal platform to help you reach your target audience and key decision makers. 

Guests include IHEEM Past Presidents and Committee members, event sponsors, guests of the President, award winners, IHEEM company affiliates and members, and other specially invited guests from across the UK's healthcare estate sector.

For our IHEEM Company Affiliates we are offering the opportunity of sponsoring the event.

Whether you want to showcase a new product, develop new business leads and partnerships or raise your profile within the sector, have a look at our sponsorship packages.

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