Leadership Forum

Join us for HEFMA's 2024 Forum
Accompanying exhibition

All Change

As E&F services across the NHS continue to experience unprecedented change, our 2024 Leadership Forum focuses on how that is being managed and channelled for constant improvement to patient care, through the system approach, personal and system resilience, and an openness to new thinking. Jump on board and join us on this journey. 



Welcome to the 2024 Forum

Cliff Howell, Chair of HEFMA’s North West Branch

Peter Emmett, Forum Chair 

A warm welcome from the organising Branch before Cliff hands over to our Forum Chair, in-demand compere Peter Emmett who will introduce an exciting and informative line-up of speakers over the two days.

How I Ruined Medicine

Dr Phil Hammond, Forum Keynote Address 

NHS doctor, journalist, broadcaster, speaker, campaigner and comedian. Among his claims to fame, Phil is Private Eye’s medical correspondent, and alongside Andrew Bousfield he was shortlisted for the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism in 2012 for ‘Shoot the Messenger’, a Private Eye investigation into the shocking treatment of NHS whistle-blowers.

The Patient Experience

Peter Handforth, Authorising Engineer & Tutor, Peter Handforth Associates

Simon Corben, Director & Head of Profession, NHS Estates & Facilities Commercial Directorate of NHS England


Every day, Estates & Facilities professionals at every level work to improve and enhance patient care, and therefore outcomes. Passionate about delivering quality training, Peter will start this session, and delegates should expect a different perspective from Simon, who will share his experiences as a non-Executive Director within the NHS. 

The ICB Perspective





Nick Armstrong, Head of Estates, NHS Cheshire & Merseyside

Alistair Rose, Director of Strategic Estates, Infrastructure and Sustainability, Lancashire & South Cumbria Integrated Care Board

Jonathan Wood, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Finance Officer, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

The transformative potential of the integrated care approach has been widely discussed. In this session our three experienced NHS leaders will explore how ICBs are changing the way Estates & Facilities services are provided.  

HEFMA National Strategy Update & Workstreams





Kay Mulcahy, Current/Outgoing National Chair

Liam Casey, Compliance Workstream Lead

Penny Gilyard, Workforce Workstream Lead

Cliff Howell, Digitalisation Workstream Lead

Nick Phillips, Sustainability Workstream Lead

Kay will provide an update on HEFMA’s national work programmes, achievements and ongoing objectives, with an update on specific progress made by each of the core Workstream groups in this panel discussion.

When the Clouds Come

Drew Povey, Motivational Speaker

Drew has over 25 years’ professional experience in leadership across multiple sectors, from elite sport to corporate and government, and now works with leaders to empower and prepare individuals, teams and entire organisations to flourish in the ever-changing world.



Legal Aspects of E&F Services

Nichola Halpin, General Counsel, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 




E&F Matrons: Changing the Dynamic





Sifo Dlamini, Clinical and Operational Project Manager, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Claire Gibson, E&F Matron, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Laura McConnell, E&F Matron, Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

Exploring the relationship between Estates & Facilities teams and their clinical colleagues and how to improve it at an operational level, with a particular focus on the growing role of the E&F Matron. 

The Digital Future

Steven Hipwell, Digital Lead, Lancashire and South Cumbria New Hospitals Programme

Dr Matthew Marson, Managing Director, EMEA – JLLT Advisory

Digitalisation has the potential to provide solutions to many challenges faced by the NHS, but what does it mean, and with restrictions over funding and skilled staff to deliver digital transformation, how do NHS organisations aspire to a digital future? 

Why Media Matters

Jane Renton, Executive Editor, H2O Publishing/HEFMA Pulse Magazine

Readers of our Pulse magazine will be familiar with Jane’s incisive writing style in her regular Big Interview/Big Issue feature. A media expert, Jane will highlight why media matters, especially for NHS organisations in the public eye, where reputation can mean everything. 


Closing Remarks

Geoff Neild, Interim National Chair

Geoff will draw the programme to a close, and pick out his own highlights from the two days.



Early bird delegate bookings are now being taken. Scroll down to book your place.

Book your stand at the HEFMA Leadership Forum

Stands are still on sale for the 2024 HEFMA Leadership Forum in Telford.

The exhibition will be on one level so delegates will have a simple route to take in all stands and the conference room will be positioned in the centre of the exhibition too.

The HEFMA Leadership Forum provides a perfect foundation for suppliers to NHS Estates and Facilities to promote their organisation and showcase their latest products, services and solutions to senior buyers and decision makers from their target market.

For more information and to book your stand, please contact Louise Fuller on 01474 520240 or email [email protected] 


Book your delegate place at the 2024 HEFMA Forum

We are now open for early-bird bookings for the 2024 HEFMA Forum.
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