How to get NHS estates fit for the future

Helen Buckingham looks at the importance of estates strategies and why healthcare infrastructure is the key enabler to the delivery of better care

Maximum value from capital spending project

How the new Construction Consultancy Services Framework is helping NHS trusts achieve maximum value from capital spending projects

Improving the patient waiting experience

Embracing a design-led approach can really improve outcomes for staff and patients in hospitals across the country, says the Design Council

Why design is integral to mental health services

Alex Caruso explains how designing facilities appropriately can improve safety and patient outcomes

Reducing overcrowding and waiting times

The Modular and Portable Building Association says that hospitals need to ‘act now’ to ensure that they can provide the best possible facilities

Helping hospitals overcome increased demand

Modular buildings are proving to be the healthy choice for hospitals looking to overcome peak-time demand, says the MPBA

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

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