Westminster Health Forum

Key issues for optimising the NHS estate: funding, planning and development, and next steps for the Health Infrastructure Plan

Morning, Tuesday, 28th January 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference will be a timely opportunity to discuss the key issues for optimising the NHS estate - looking at:


  • Priorities for utilising additional funding;
  • Moving forward with infrastructure plans, designs and developments; and
  • Next steps for the new Health Infrastructure Plan.

The conference comes as the government publishes its Health Infrastructure Plan: a new, strategic approach to improving our hospitals and health infrastructure, which announced an additional investment of £2.8bn capital funding for hospital infrastructure and committed to a multi-year settlement for DHSC at the next capital review.


Speakers


There will be keynote contributions from: Sir Robert Naylor, Author, NHS Property and Estates Review; Dr Sue O’Connell, Chief Executive, Community Health Partnerships and John Westwood, Director of Asset Management, NHS Property Services.


Further confirmed speakers include: Robert White, Director, Health Value for Money Audit, National Audit Office; James Atkins, Partner, Bevan Brittan; John Cooper, Director, John Cooper Architecture; Patrick Lowther, Head, Investment, Assura; Nick Smailes, Director, Modern Energy Partners and Ellen Vernon, Programme Director, One Public Estate, Local Government Association.


The agenda


  • Key issues and progress since the NHS Property and Estates Review;
  • The future for public-private partnerships;
  • Funding the estate - property disposals, the role of private finance, and the impact of additional government funding;
  • Optimising the NHS estate: improving utilisation, development, and disposals;
  • Planning and delivering infrastructure developments - regional variation, utilising technology, and estate strategies; and
  • Next steps for delivering the Health Infrastructure Plan.

Policymakers attending


Westminster Health Forum conferences typically attract strong interest from policymakers. This seminar will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places from: the Cabinet Office; Crown Commercial Service; DHSC; Hempsons; HM Treasury; HSE; MHCLG; NAO; Office of Government Property and the Valuation Office Agency.



Keynote Speakers

Sir Robert Naylor

Author, NHS Property and Estates Review

Dr Sue O’Connell

Chief Executive, Community Health Partnerships

Keynote Speakers

John Westwood

Director of Asset Management, NHS Property Services

Dr Sue O’Connell

Chief Executive, Community Health Partnerships

Sir Robert Naylor

Author, NHS Property and Estates Review

Chair

Karin Smyth

Speakers

James Atkins

Partner, Bevan Brittan

Ellen Vernon

Programme Director, One Public Estate, Local Government Association

Robert White

Director, Health Value for Money Audit, National Audit Office

Patrick Lowther

Head, Investment, Assura

John Cooper

Director, John Cooper Architecture

Nick Smailes

Director, Modern Energy Partners

Wayne Ashton

Head, Strategic Planning, Eric Wright Group