The Health Estates Conference: Foundations for the future

Estates & Facilities

09:00 am
28 Feb, 2024
15 Hatfields Conference Centre, London SE1 8DJ

The Health Estates Conference: Foundations for the future

Estates & Facilities

09:00 am
28 Feb, 2024
15 Hatfields Conference Centre, London SE1 8DJ

Job titles includes

Chief of Surgery Deputy Medical Director

Director of Estates & Facilities

Director of Operations

Head of Estates & Facilities Compliance

Head of Estates havering Essex and Kent

Head of Infection Prevention and Control Infection Prevention and Control Team

Delegates Registered

Organisations Involved

Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust

Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital

Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust

The Hillingdon Hospital's NHS Foundation

NHS Kent and Medway ICB

Royal Wolverhampton trust

West Hertfordshire Teaching trust

The Health Estates Conference: Foundations for the future

The Health Estates Conference: Foundations for the Future, is set to be a pivotal event that brings together healthcare leaders, facility directors and managers, industry experts, and policymakers to discuss strategies to improve the healthcare infrastructure within the NHS. With a focus on addressing critical challenges and seizing opportunities.

This conference is dedicated to delving into a variety of essential subjects pivotal in shaping the future of Health estates. These topics encompass workforce dynamics, the new hospital program, addressing maintenance backlogs, and more.

The Health Estates Conference: Foundations for the Future, promises to be a dynamic platform for learning, sharing, and shaping the future of healthcare infrastructure. Join us as we explore innovative solutions, exchange ideas, and collectively work towards building a more resilient, sustainable, and patient-centred healthcare environment.

Key Topics:

  1. New Hospital Programme: Exploring the latest advancements in hospital design, construction, and technology, and the innovative approaches to planning, designing, and commissioning state-of-the-art healthcare estates in the NHS.
  2. Sustainability and Net Zero Initiatives: The pressing need for sustainable healthcare practices and achieving net-zero emissions will take centre stage. Experts will share their experiences in integrating environmentally friendly practices into healthcare estates, reducing energy consumption, and implementing carbon-neutral initiatives.
  3. Capital Investment Strategies: A critical aspect of healthcare infrastructure development, discussions on capital investment will delve into funding mechanisms, financial models, and partnerships that drive the expansion and modernisation of NHS.
  4. Tackling Maintenance Backlog: Addressing the challenge of maintenance backlog will be a key theme, focusing on strategies to effectively manage and reduce backlog while ensuring uninterrupted patient care.
  5. Partnering with Integrated Care Systems (ICS): The collaboration between healthcare estates and Integrated Care Systems (ICS) can drive infrastructure strategies that align with the broader healthcare goals of the region, leading to enhanced patient care and outcomes.


  • New Hospital Programme
  • Sustainability and Net Zero Initiatives
  • Capital Investment Strategies
  • Tackling Maintenance Backlog
  • Partnering with Integrated Care Systems (ICS)

Key Subjects

  • New Hospital Programme
  • Sustainability and Net Zero Initiatives
  • Capital Investment Strategies
  • Tackling Maintenance Backlog
  • Partnering with Integrated Care Systems (ICS)

Who will Attend

  • Associate Directors of Estates & Facilities
  • Chair
  • Chief Executives
  • Clinical Directors/Leaders
  • Commercial Directors/Managers
  • Deputy Directors of Estates & IT
  • Directors/Heads of Estates & Capital
  • ProjectsDirectors/Heads of IT
  • Directors/Heads of Organisational Development
  • Director/Heads of Operations
  • Electrical Engineering Estates Managers
  • Energy Managers
  • Estates Compliance Managers
  • Head of Estates Compliance
  • Heads of Estates
  • Health & Safety Managers
  • Mechanical Engineering Estates Managers
  • Net Zero Managers
  • NHS Trust Directors and Senior Managers
  • Senior Estates Managers
  • Strategic Estates Advisors/managers
  • Sustainability Managers

The programme



Registration - Open from 9:00 am - Closes at 11:00 am

All delegates must complete their registration process before the 11:00 AM cut-off time. Please arrive in a timely manner to allow for registration and to avoid any inconvenience. Delegates who arrive after the registration deadline will be refused entry to the event.

We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain the event's schedule and ensuring that everyone can fully participate in the Estates Conference. If you have any questions or require assistance, our event staff will be available to assist you with the registration process.

Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to an insightful and productive event together!


Chairs Opening Address (Confirmed)

Mrs Nicola Theron
Director of Estates
North Central London Integrated Care Board

Chairs Opening Address (Confirmed)


Keynote presentation - New Hospital Programme (Confirmed)

Katie Gosling
Head of Delivery Integration, New Hospital Programme
NHS England

Within this presentation, we will look into the New Hospital Program and the plans put in place to deliver major healthcare projects in England through world-class healthcare facilities that incorporate innovation and collaboration.


Panel Discussion - Estates & Facilities Panel Discussion

Matthew Smith
Associate Director Operational Estates and Engineering
University Hospitals Leicester
Stephanie Rowe
Head of Facilities
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Warren Duffy
Head of Operations (Estates & Facilities)
Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
James Fee
Group Sales Director
First Response Group

Estates & Facilities Panel Debate focuses on strengthening the workforce responsible for NHS infrastructure management. Experts will explore recruitment, training, tech integration, safety, sustainability, collaboration, and future readiness.

Key Points:

  • Workforce Resourcing & Development
  • Technology Integration
  • Health & Safety Compliance
  • Sustainability & Environment
  • Collaboration & Communication
  • Future Trends & Preparedness
  • Patient-Centric Environments
  • Funding & Investment


  • Stephanie Rowe, Head of Facilities, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust (Confirmed)
  • Matthew Smith, Associate Director of operational Estates and Engineering, University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust (Confirmed)
  • James Fee, Group Sales Director, first Response (Confirmed)
  • Warren Duffy, Head of Operations (Estates & Facilities), Organisation: Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (Confirmed)


Case Study - Decarbonising PFI before Handback (Confirmed)

Simon Hayman
Regional Director
Equans UK & Ireland

Case Study - Equans

This presentation will highlight Equans collaborative approach assisting the NHS achieve its Net Zero objective by decarbonising our PFI contracts before handback; targeting decarbonisation, energy reduction and improved air quality.  Insights will be shared on how to tackle this through Equans’ step by step plan with a focus on stakeholder collaboration, Energy Focused FM, efficient use of lifecycle funds and the benefit of Sustainable FM to meet the priorities of our clients today and tomorrow.


Morning Break & Networking

Morning Break & Networking


Chairs Morning Reflection (Confirmed)

Mrs Nicola Theron
Director of Estates
North Central London Integrated Care Board

Chairs Morning Reflection (Confirmed)


Case Study - Reimagining Exterior Lighting: Product circularity and finance on a journey to net zero

Matt Murray
Sales & Marketing Director
CU Phosco Lighting
Paul Carter
Technical Manager
CU Phosco Lighting

Case Study - CU Phosco Lighting

In a world where lighting efficiency is ever more important, as well as products that are built to last or can be reused or repurposed, Matt and Paul will take the audience through the technical and commercial opportunities that are available for estates management professionals.  Matt and Paul will address the steps needed, and options available, to support your journey to net zero.


Case Study - Making security a trusted part of your team (Confirmed)

James Fee
Group Sales Director
First Response Group

Case Study - First Response

Exploring how First Response Group’s trusted security and facilities management solutions help ensure healthcare environments are welcoming, safe and accessible for patients, visitors and staff.


Keynote Presentation - Transition Planning (Confirmed)

Janet Smith
Head of Sustainability
Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Transition planning at Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

The NHS contributes around 4%-5% to the UK carbon emissions and has committed to achieving net zero in 2040 for its direct emissions and 2045 for indirect emissions. If this commitment is not turned into tangible actions to deliver actual progress towards decarbonising the NHS, it risks becoming a mere public relations exercise. A net zero transition plan provides a clear set of practical steps to turn net-zero ambition and commitments into concrete actions across a range of areas within an organisation and track its progress. In this session, Janet will focus on the Estates Transition Plan including:

  • Transition Plan:  Why? What? And How?
  • Role of data
  • Leadership and governance
  • Challenges and opportunities


Case Study - Digitised Accountability – The future of compliance (Confirmed)

Mike Parsons
Sales Director
Fire Division

Case Study - Scutum UK

With the NHS under pressure to achieve more with fewer resources yet provide a critical role, Scutum Digital Solutions offer a scalable digital building platform to digitalise, manage and optimise building operations with different lifespans and systems – on a single platform.

The range of easy-to-use self-service reporting applications such as ‘Energy Manager’ which will provide amongst other features GHG Scope 1 & 2 reports and ‘Fire Manager’ that provides easy access to life safety fire system maintenance progress and real-time condition data, are essential tools to support NHS Estates in their statutory and regulatory compliance duties.


Lunch & Networking

Lunch & Networking


Chairs Afternoon Address (Confirmed)

Mrs Nicola Theron
Director of Estates
North Central London Integrated Care Board

Chairs Afternoon Address (Confirmed)


Case Study - Driving Change: Implementing EV Charging at NHS Sites (Confirmed)

Tom Davies
Business Development Director
PoGo Charge

Case Study - Pogo charge

In this presentation, we'll delve into the practicalities of introducing EV charging infrastructure to NHS sites in the UK. Common challenges such as funding limitations and space constraints will be discussed, with a focus on creative solutions that are both accessible and forward-thinking. The presentation aims to highlight the transformative benefits of integrating EV charging solutions within the NHS, envisioning a future where sustainability meets healthcare.


Keynote Presentation - Leveraging the NHS estate to deliver social value (Confirmed)

Becky Jones
Social Value Specialist

For the past decade, the Social Value Act has given public authorities a legal responsibility to contribute to the social, environmental and economic sustainability of their communities and society as a whole.

The need to adhere to recent legislative shifts in procurement, combined with the NHS’s ambition to become the world’s first net zero health system, has placed social value high on the list of ‘must dos’ for those working in and with health and care systems.

In this session, Becky will focus on the integral role that estates can play in a partnership approach to social value including:

  • The opportunity of using the NHS estate to fully enable the integration of Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) organisations.
  • Balancing the need to bring in revenue against operating more sustainably.
  • Carbon currency and how the estate is key to delivering this.


Natural foundations: How green and blue infrastructure standards are key to improving healthcare infrastructure and accelerating the NHS pathway to Net Zero (Confirmed)

Dr Gemma Jerome FLI
Building with Nature

Introducing the functions and benefits of green-blue infrastructure (GBI) in a healthcare and health estate setting. 

Introducing the BwN GBI quality standards to support decision making from outline proposals through to management and maintenance of estates. 

Case studies illustrate the value of Building with Nature (BwN) accreditation for health-care facilities, demonstrating how GBI is helping to deliver climate resilience and biodiversity gains across health estates, ensuring new infrastructure is climate-positive and nature-positive.  

Additional benefits of GBI, including supporting patient-centred design and community health and wellbeing by delivering better access to nature. 


Keynote Presentation - Delivering a Neighbourhood Hub in York (Confirmed)

Karina Dare
Primary Care Estates Strategy Lead
NHS Property Services Ltd

This project demonstrates the delivery of some of the key recommendations of the Fuller Report from an estates perspective.

NHS Property Services partnered with ICB, GP Federation, PCNs, and Acute and Mental Health Trusts to reuse underutilised healthcare space and to support the creation of a neighbourhood hub.

The facilities benefit 22,000 patients who will receive an enhanced range of services near where they live. Social prescribing and the community café are being used by a wide range of services and charities and allow local people to create support networks and potentially reduce loneliness and social isolation.

The range of services offered continues to expand and a second site development is now being considered.

Key Learning Points:

  1. Strategic Engagement and Agreement - Agreeing a joint strategic objective at the beginning and Senior engagement and leadership at CCG/ICB, Provider and NHSPS.
  2. Neighbourhood Services – development of facilities for local services, re-use of existing assets, system collaboration.
  3. Effective Communication - Good communication is maintained throughout the development and delivery phase.
  4. Partnering - Trust between teams meant an acceptance of some risk and the ability to proceed with construction and this resulted in earlier delivery.
  5. Using scarce capital – Minimising capital costs, using proceeds from NHSPS disposals.


Canapés, Drinks and Networking

Canapés, Drinks and Networking


End of day

End of day


Your Pass Includes....

  • Multiple live keynote presentations
  • Live examples of both NHS and Commercial best practice
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Refreshments included 
  • Meet the supplier sessions.
  • Networking opportunity
  • Live Q&A sessions with all speakers on the day
  • Drinks receptions (subject to event)
  • CPD accreditation
  • Prize draws

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