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Join the most dynamic online conference dedicated to enhancing healthcare infrastructure and uncovering cutting-edge innovations in NHS estate management. Network with top industry leaders, healthcare experts, and policymakers as we tackle critical challenges and unveil the future of health facilities.

Here’s what to expect at the National Health Executive’s Estates online conference:

  • Engaging discussions – dive into emerging trends, pressing issues, and actionable solutions for optimising NHS estates
  • Unlocking innovation – discover ground-breaking technologies and plans to shape the future of healthcare facilities
  • Shaping the landscape – collaborate with peers and thought leaders to carve out a more resilient and efficient NHS estate
  • Catalyse change – become a driving force in transforming healthcare delivery across the UK


With Chancellor Jeremy Hunt's announcement of substantial capital investments totalling £5.9 billion, including £3.4 billion earmarked for NHS technology, the time to act is now.


Do not miss out on securing your place at the forefront of change in healthcare facilities nationwide. Register today for the NHS Estates online conference and be a catalyst for transformative dialogue and impactful outcomes.



  • 08:55 AM - 09:25 AM

    Building the Hospitals of the Future

    Join our online conference as we reveal the blueprint for the hospitals of the future with Hospital 2.0, a standardised design revolutionising healthcare infrastructure. Explore the latest progress and insights into the New Hospital Programme, shaping the landscape of healthcare delivery. Engage with industry leaders and experts to understand the implications and advancements driving the evolution of hospital design and construction.


    Don't miss this opportunity to influence innovation in healthcare facilities!

     

     


    Janet Smith
    Janet Smith Head of Sustainability The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust & Walsall

    My personal motto is create, communicate, lead and inspire to achieve excellent outcomes. I have a track record of delivering successful results, engaging and getting the best out of others and developing a positive, innovative and solution-focused culture within a team.

    I have more than 30 years’ experience in project management. Fifteen years of which were spent in managing United Nations agencies funded health and other development projects in both urban and rural communities. I am highly skilled in conceptualising and developing programmes and projects which led to consultancies with among others the World Bank - Economic Development Institute. I have produced project proposals and business cases which were funded by both International and National funding agencies

    Forzana Nasir
    Forzana Nasir Lived Experience Partner

    Forzana is a lived experience partner for NHS England, actively involved as a member of the nutrition and hydration board and strategic coproduction group. She has garnered global recognition for her leadership as a patient advocate and her unwavering commitment to supporting patients and carers. Credited for her collaboration on a service directory aimed at enhancing patient experience in North Central London, Forzana is dedicated to improving healthcare delivery. Living with multiple chronic conditions served as the catalyst for her decision to pursue further education, resulting in the attainment of a Bachelor of Science in Health Science. Forzana is committed to championing inclusion and reducing health inequality. She focuses her efforts on community research and improving health literacy to create a more inclusive and accessible healthcare system.

    David Hemming
    David Hemming Service Delivery Lead - Major Programmes NHS Shared Business Services

    David has recently joined NHS Shared Business Service’s Consulting team as the Service Delivery Lead - Major Programmes.  He is a chartered Civil Engineer, with 30 years’ experience working in the construction and property sectors around the world.  The majority of his career he has been with the public sector working in Defence, Higher Education, Central Government, and Health.  He started his career in the Army serving with the Royal Engineers for over 20 years and he has been the Director of Estates and Facilities for a number of high-profile institutions, delivering a high number of major projects and programmes.  He holds Fellowships in both the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management.  He always looks to act as an ambassador to these two professions and help shape the future of the built environment industry.  He sits on a number of national and international committees and advisory groups. He has written a number of technical guides and standards in the areas of Facilities Management and published papers, articles and book chapters on the subject of Indoor Environmental Quality, health and wellbeing.

    John Welch
    John Welch Commercial Director - Estates Crown Commercial Services

    Commercial Director - Crown Commercial Service - Government Commercial Organisation and NEC Users Group Chair

  • 09:35 AM - 10:05 AM

    Refurbishment and Retrofitting

    This discussion will explore the future of healthcare infrastructure through refurbishment and retrofitting initiatives.


    Discover how an £11 million investment in net zero refurbishments is improving patient care efficiency. Learn about efforts to modernise and reduce the backlog, supported by a £329 million government boost for over 20 hospitals to enhance energy efficiency and reduce carbon footprint. Engage with experts to understand the transformative impact of these initiatives on healthcare facilities.


    Brett Hughes
    Brett Hughes Head of Space Utilisation Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

    Experienced Chartered Technologist & Architectural Team Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the Architecture & Planning. Skilled in AutoCAD, 3d Rendering using programs such as Archicad, Revit, Lumion. Comfortable with all Riba work stages.
    Project lead and main point of contact.

    Forzana Nasir
    Forzana Nasir Lived Experience Partner

    Forzana is a lived experience partner for NHS England, actively involved as a member of the nutrition and hydration board and strategic coproduction group. She has garnered global recognition for her leadership as a patient advocate and her unwavering commitment to supporting patients and carers. Credited for her collaboration on a service directory aimed at enhancing patient experience in North Central London, Forzana is dedicated to improving healthcare delivery. Living with multiple chronic conditions served as the catalyst for her decision to pursue further education, resulting in the attainment of a Bachelor of Science in Health Science. Forzana is committed to championing inclusion and reducing health inequality. She focuses her efforts on community research and improving health literacy to create a more inclusive and accessible healthcare system.

    Gary Hayes
    Gary Hayes Head of Estates & Capital Development Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

    Retired commissioned officer at HM Forces. Currently NHS Head of Estates & Capital Development.

    Stephanie Parker
    Stephanie Parker Senior Adviser Decarbonisation Energy Systems Catapult

    Stephanie Parker is a Senior Advisor at the Energy Systems Catapult.  She works in the Complex Sites team helping predominantly public sector organisations deliver Net Zero.  Most recently, Stephanie’s work has focused on the Public Sector Decarbonisation Guidance, a free to access suite of guidance, tools and checklists that makes it simpler and quicker for the public sector to decarbonise their buildings and estates.  Stephanie’s background is in the Civil Service, where she worked on policy and strategy across a number of departments over ten plus years.  Latterly she worked on decarbonising commercial and industrial buildings in the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, now the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero.

  • 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

    Strategic Keynote - Dr Jane Fitch, Regional Director for North East, Community Health Partnerships


    Dr Jane Fitch
    Dr Jane Fitch Regional Director North East Community Health Partnerships (CHP)

    Jane is the North East Regional Director at Community Health Partnerships and leads the CHP team across the North East and Yorkshire. Within this role, Jane is a Board member of six LIFTCos and the CHP representative on the North East ICS Estates and Capital Boards.


    Jane is a qualified GP and has worked in health and social care for over 25 years. Jane’s ethos is about helping people, and constantly striving for better outcomes.


    Jane has been leading System transformation initiatives for around 15 years, which has included a variety of roles across acute major capital developments and primary care / community programmes. Jane’s past experience also includes working as part of the NHS England Estates Delivery Team.


    When Jane’s not working, she loves to get out and about in the countryside surrounding where she lives (Peak District). Jane’s favourite activities are fell running, mountain biking or hiking with friends and family.

  • 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM

    Sustainability

    This panel will address the pressing issue of sustainability in NHS estates. Discover how building energy contributes to carbon emissions and why it is crucial for achieving a net zero NHS estate by 2040. Explore the latest strategies and projects aimed at decarbonisation and sustainable practice.


    Do not miss the chance to be part of this vital conversation. Register now to learn about actionable strategies for a sustainable future in healthcare.

     


    Benjamin Agbasi
    Benjamin Agbasi Sustainability & Property Manager Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

    Carol Munt
    Carol Munt Patient Partner & Advocate

    Lived Experience Partner, Advocate, Public speaker
    Doubleday Affiliate Manchester School
    NHS England Experience of Care Team - Co-Production
    NHS Leadership Academy Experience of Care partner,
    National Steering Group: Maximising Leadership Learning in the Pre-Registration Healthcare Curricula
    HQIP Service User Network,
    Q community,
    Beryl Institute Global Experience Measuring Team

    Previous experience
    Co-Chair NHS Thames Valley Patient Experience Operation Group and member of,
    NHS Thames Valley SCN Oversight Group,
    Health Education England Thames Valley Partnership Council,
    Oxford AHSN Clinical Innovation Adoption Group & Oversight Group
    National AHSN Network of Networks.
    Physician Associate Joint Project Team (University of Reading),
    Reading Borough Council Carers Group.
    Dementia Handbook for Carers and Care Providers editorial team

    Carl-Magnus Von Behr
    Carl-Magnus Von Behr Doctoral Researcher Institute for Manufacturing, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

    Carl-Magnus von Behr is an industrial engineer with a focus on interdisciplinary problem-solving within healthcare management. His academic and practical work aims to enhance healthcare systems through innovation and operational efficiency.

    In collaboration with AI specialists from the University of Cambridge, von Behr co-founded innex.ai. This venture introduces an AI-driven platform designed to streamline information retrieval and facilitate knowledge sharing among NHS Estates and Facilities Management staff.

  • 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

    Technology and Innovation

    Join our discussion on technology and innovation in healthcare to explore the impact of Chancellor Jeremy Hunt's £3.4 billion investment in NHS digital transformation. Learn how outdated IT systems hinder productivity and incur costs in the NHS. Discover strategies to overcome technological barriers and achieve the promised 2% annual productivity growth.


    Grasp this opportunity to uncover the latest advancements shaping the future of healthcare delivery. Register now to be part of this vital discussion driving positive change in the healthcare sector.

     


    Daniel Mziray
    Daniel Mziray Senior Project Manager Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

    I have been practicing as a leader adding value and wealth to businesses and managing change in an agile approach since 2019. I have been involved in introducing digital transformation to smart and digital estates asset management including estate strategy alignment and sustainability championing equality, diversity and inclusivity agenda in the forefront. As a chartered Architect and qualified manager, I have practiced Architect duties since 1999 working as part of design team and leading teams of 2 to 15 direct reports including multidisciplinary project teams from inception to completion and beyond to facilities management and decommissioning using various manual and digital CAFM tools and and agile project management. I have been involved, also in stakeholder relations internally and externally as well as business growth of my team and employer in strategy development and implementation of change and decision making to grow wealth and creating value optimizing smart analytics and predictions applying digital construction best practices.
    I am a member of Trustee to a local Charity board of trustees since 2018 and the charity serving a catchment area with population of 29,000 providing service to the disadvantaged families from parents groups to back to work programmes and young and toddler groups.
    A Chartered Architect with International experience of over 20 years in the industry. Daniel has been involved in projects from inception to completion and beyond to facility management. The projects he has been involved are of wide spectrum in cost, magnitude and sectors including but not limited to Education, Office blocks and parks, Retail, Healthcare buildings and developments, Ecclesiastical buildings, Commercial, Residential (villas and apartments), Mixed use developments and Satellite cities master planning. Daniel has always encouraged sustainability in development as a whole from environment to financial project sustainability through creative solutions.


    Membership in Professional Societies:
    Member of Architects Registration Board of Britain (ARB No. 069427D)
    Member of Royal Institute of British Architects, UK (RIBA No. 11191084)
    Registered Architect with the Architects and Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Tanzania (AQRB No. AL 265.505.11/09)
    Project Management by Tanzania Institute of Project Management (TIPM) and TenStep Inc. – USA.
    Health and safety accreditation for CSCS professional person card, Registration no. 05590561.
    Principal Design in accordance with CDM 2015 and by RIBA training.

    Carol Munt
    Carol Munt Patient Partner & Advocate

    Lived Experience Partner, Advocate, Public speaker
    Doubleday Affiliate Manchester School
    NHS England Experience of Care Team - Co-Production
    NHS Leadership Academy Experience of Care partner,
    National Steering Group: Maximising Leadership Learning in the Pre-Registration Healthcare Curricula
    HQIP Service User Network,
    Q community,
    Beryl Institute Global Experience Measuring Team

    Previous experience
    Co-Chair NHS Thames Valley Patient Experience Operation Group and member of,
    NHS Thames Valley SCN Oversight Group,
    Health Education England Thames Valley Partnership Council,
    Oxford AHSN Clinical Innovation Adoption Group & Oversight Group
    National AHSN Network of Networks.
    Physician Associate Joint Project Team (University of Reading),
    Reading Borough Council Carers Group.
    Dementia Handbook for Carers and Care Providers editorial team

    Robert Salter
    Robert Salter Consultant Innovation Scientist Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

    Saghar Missaghian-Cully
    Saghar Missaghian-Cully Managing Director North West London Pathology

    A highly accomplished and competent executive leader with over 20 years experience in healthcare and management. Seamlessly combining scientific training with strategic and commercial acumen to transform and deliver.
    Extensive experience combining success, operating in complex, cross system and matrix organisations. Possessing high emotional intelligence, with an energetic and positive outlook which inspires others.
    An approach to management with collaboration and communication as key.

  • 12:50 PM - 13:20 PM

    Facilities Management

    Join this panel discussion to explore the critical role of facilities management in ensuring quality healthcare delivery within the NHS. Discover how effective management of infrastructure optimises operational efficiency and safety in hospitals. Explore the direct impact of facilities management on healthcare services, emphasising resource optimisation and cost-effectiveness.


    Learn about best practices for maintaining a safe and compliant environment for patients, staff, and visitors, including risk management strategies. Engage with experts to understand how facilities management teams collaborate with clinical staff to achieve operational excellence across the NHS.


    Edward Payne
    Edward Payne Chief Engineer Kettering General Hospital NHS FT

    Experienced Facilities Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Performance Improvement, Operations Management, Procurement, Facility Management (FM), and Stakeholder Management. Strong operations professional graduated from Dover Grammar School For Boys.

    Brett Hughes
    Brett Hughes Head of Space Utilisation Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

    Experienced Chartered Technologist & Architectural Team Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the Architecture & Planning. Skilled in AutoCAD, 3d Rendering using programs such as Archicad, Revit, Lumion. Comfortable with all Riba work stages.
    Project lead and main point of contact.

    Gary Hayes
    Gary Hayes Head of Estates & Capital Development Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

    Retired commissioned officer at HM Forces. Currently NHS Head of Estates & Capital Development.

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