Virtual Series

The HEFMA Virtual Series

Our exciting new digital webinar series.
Each event will be a fast-paced 90-minute power session tackling a single topic. 

Our programme includes:

  • JUN - Hospital Food Review in association with the Hospital Caterers Association
  • JUL - Sustainability
  • SEP - Digitisation
  • OCT - Workforce
  • NOV - Construction & Compliance


Our Third session: Digitisation - September 14, 2021 at 12 noon

Digitisation of the healthcare estate, and estates & facilities services is the topic for the third in our Virtual Series.

This 90-minute session is presented by HEFMA National Chair, Jonathan Stewart, who will introduce four speakers. 

Sponsored by mpro5.


This session is free of charge to HEFMA members - book your place at the bottom of this page.

Our speakers:

Sarah Davidson

Eddie Murphy
Founder, Ollio Consultancy

Virtual Reality with Agile in Buildings

Eddie will explain Agile Methodology in relation to building design, which involves starting with the groups who will eventually occupy the space and designing around their wishes and requirements. In this approach, the architect and technical teams can be sure they are delivering a solution that the users will love, that is verified in the design phase using virtual reality prototyping.


Sarah Davidson

Sarah Davidson
Associate Professor & UK BIM Alliance Implementation Lead, University of Nottingham

Managing Digital Information: Strategy and Vision

This session will explore the standards and processes (current and planned) for the management of digital information and the benefits these can bring to capital delivery projects and asset operation.


Claire Orchard

Claire Orchard
Digital & Information Manager - Strategic Estates, Milton Keynes University NHS Foundation Trust

BIM and the Digital Twin in the NHS

Claire leads digital projects for the New Hospital Programme at MKUH and is working to shape and promote a digital strategy that strengthens the effective use of data, information and technology throughout the estate. Understanding the importance of BIM and asset management is key, and Claire is working closely with clinical teams and technical departments to support in the successful development of a digital twin.


Dan Teare
Sector Director, mpro 5, Crimson Tide

Why the NHS is still getting software wrong

Dan will discuss the reasons for the NHS's difficult relationship with Computer Assisted Facilities Management (CAFM) and how a new approach to procurement will help to remedy this.

Exciting new Virtual Series for 2021

The first two events in HEFMA's series of digital seminars, focusing on the recommendations of the Independent Review of NHS Hospital Food and Sustainability were both hugely successful. 

Logged-in members can watch recordings of both of these events in the My Region section of this website.

The remaining three events will focus on the other key workstreams identified in the Strategy to 2025: Compliance, Digitisation and Workforce. 

Details about future seminars will be available shortly. The programme for these is:

Digitalisation: September 14

Workforce: October 7

Construction & Compliance: Nov 17

Bookings now open, please use the form below to book your place for any of these events.

Speaker & Sponsorship Opportunities

We have a limited number of sponsorship opportunities for companies wanting to engage with our delegates, including a coveted speaking opportunity.

For details of how your company can be involved, please call Louise Fuller on 01474 520240 or email [email protected]


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