The programme for HEFMA’s 2020 National Leadership Forum is almost complete and it promises to be a fantastic event with a selection of excellent speakers addressing issues that are both topical and challenging for all healthcare Estates and Facilities professionals.
The theme of our 2020 event, 'Managing the Best Patient Outcome’ reflects how the services provided by estates and facilities impacts the patient experience whilst they are being treated at, or visiting, our hospitals.
The Forum will hear from speakers representing a wide range of disciplines, including: •Cathy Winfield, Executive Chief Nurse from University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust will look at current drivers and challenges around the delivery of services
• Sullivan Beaver from the Department of Health and Craig Black, Director of Resources at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust will discuss capital solutions and asset transfers
• Dr Mel Bull, MBA Director at Sheffield Hallam University will talk about managing a multi-generational workforce
• Motivational speaker, Nigel Risner, will explain his ‘zoo keeping’ theory for better communication through understanding the personal needs of different individuals
• Simon Corben, our Head of Profession at NHS England & NHS Improvement will provide an update on policy direction for the coming year
• Peter Hancock, Chief Executive of Pride of Britain Hotels, returns as our Forum host.
As Estates & Facilities professionals prepare to tackle the challenges facing them in their own Trusts, which might include new building projects for the first time, will almost certainly include tackling backlog maintenance, reconfiguring the use of space and moving further into the provision of more integrated care, learning from others and sharing experiences is so important. HEFMA’s Leadership Forum is designed to facilitate that, with ample networking opportunities alongside the excellent speakers and an accompanying exhibition at which many leading suppliers to the sector will showcase their latest ideas and technologies to help meet those challenges.
For more information about the event, read Jacqui Grimwood's welcome column in the Jan/Feb issue of the Pulse Magazine - out now in print or digitally here.