Cheaper and greener building solutions

NHS Shared Business Services discuss the Modular Buildings Framework and outline its benefits for the healthcare sector

Helping hospitals overcome increased demand

Hospitals should consider an alternative to traditional construction to help ease the pressure on health services, says Jackie Maginnis

Embracing a design-led approach can improve outcomes says Haidee Bell of the Design Council, who shares the success of better A&E design which has been diffused across the health service.

Effectively managing the NHS estate

Property companies, Community Health Partnerships (CHP) and NHS Property Services (NHS PS) are playing an important role in supporting the service transformation and system improvements agenda highlighted in the Five Year Forward View (5YFV), says Clive Shore, Community Health Partnerships’ executive director.

Choosing the right venue for your event

Rachel Parker, director of the Association of Event Venues, offers advice on how to choose the right venue to match your needs.

How design can shape the future of healthcare

There are three trends that seem set to transform healthcare in 2016. With the aid of ‘design thinking’, Jessi Pervola looks at each and how design can revolutionise the UK health system.

Design in hospitals can be utilised to ease patient experience. Christopher Shaw, senior director of Medical Architecture, outlines what measures should be practiced to aid wayfinding.

The Modular and Portable Building Association discusses why temporary or modular buildings are proving to be the healthy choice for hospitals looking to quickly overcome
problems relating to peak-time demand

Hospitals are struggling with high patient demand and a severe lack of bed space. The MPBA’s Jackie Maginnis examines how the modular and portable building industry can help the situation

€Many hospitals are turning to the modular building industry for a fast and cost effective way of gaining much needed hospital space, reports Jackie Maginnis from the MPBA

Susan Francis and James Chapman of the Design council’s Cabe Team explain how high-quality care environments can be delivered with tight budgets through expertise and leadership

Aggression towards staff poses a significant problem in A&E. Catherine Pratt of the Design Council outlines a recent project which used design solutions to make A&E departments calmer and safer for patients and staff

Early intervention is currently being praised as a key method in encouraging healthier lifestyles among children and their parents.

As part of a comprehensive re-think, new hospital patient bedside space designs are now available to the market as a result of a national design challenge

A new health centre will transform healthcare provision in Kirkby, providing one dental and two GP practices, midwifery clinics, mental health services and much more in an energy efficient building

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Organised by the Infection Prevention Society, the conference aims to bring together infection prevention and control professionals from across the UK and further afield to share and debate best practice, research and discuss the latest issues within the infection prevention field.

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