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

€Many hospitals are turning to the modular building industry for a fast and cost effective way of gaining much needed hospital space, reports Jackie Maginnis from the MPBA

Susan Francis and James Chapman of the Design council’s Cabe Team explain how high-quality care environments can be delivered with tight budgets through expertise and leadership

Aggression towards staff poses a significant problem in A&E. Catherine Pratt of the Design Council outlines a recent project which used design solutions to make A&E departments calmer and safer for patients and staff

Early intervention is currently being praised as a key method in encouraging healthier lifestyles among children and their parents.

As part of a comprehensive re-think, new hospital patient bedside space designs are now available to the market as a result of a national design challenge

A new health centre will transform healthcare provision in Kirkby, providing one dental and two GP practices, midwifery clinics, mental health services and much more in an energy efficient building

Given the critical nature of healthcare, being able to add a modular building without the day-to-day disruption of onsite construction is a great benefit, writes Jackie Maginnis of the MPBA

Today’s modular buildings are made of the highest specification materials that comply with new building regulations, writes Jackie Maginnis, chief executive of the Modular & Portable Building Association

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