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The NHS Smart Estates Virtual Conference: Transforming the NHS Estate

Estates & Facilities

10:50 am
16 Nov, 2022
Virtual Event: GoTo

The NHS Smart Estates Virtual Conference: Transforming the NHS Estate

Estates & Facilities

10:50 am
16 Nov, 2022
Virtual Event: GoTo

The Convenzis Smart Estates Conference aims to provide a thought-provoking platform for the NHS Estates community to meet and listen to leading professionals deliver practical presentations based around the latest NHS estates innovation.

The NHS has recently launched a six-year National Framework Agreement for the provision of Smart Building Solutions.

The framework plans to bring the delivery of smart hospitals to the forefront, enabling local authorities and wider public bodies to procure smart building technologies more readily, resulting in both time and money saving improvement.

The development of smart hospitals represents a serious step change in the ambition to set a new standard in the UK’s ageing healthcare infrastructure through technical innovation.

The framework is being led by The Countess of Chester Hospital Commercial Procurement Services, and aims to drive the transformation of smart hospitals, creating world class facilities fit for the future and improving efficiency through data-enabled solutions that respond to the needs of patients, staff, and visitors.

In support of the NHS, we are happy to provide complimentary and CPD accredited delegates attendance to the sector.

Secure your complimentary place today!

Research sources: UK Construction Media, NHS England and Improvement, The Countess of Chester Hospital Commercial Procurement Services



Key Subjects

Our event aims to share examples of best practice and innovation from across the NHS and industry, we have identified 5 key areas of discussion:

  • A clear procurement pathway
  • Building the commercial case for digital
  • IoT for smart NHS buildings
  • Technology: Underpinning the NHS NetZero strategy
  • Training and educating the workforce

Who will Attend

  • Associate Directors of Estates & Facilities
  • Chairs
  • Chief Executives
  • Clinical Directors/Leaders
  • Commercial Directors/Managers
  • Deputy Directors of Estates, Facilities & IT
  • Directors/Heads of Estates & Capital Projects
  • Directors/Heads of IT
  • Directors/Heads of Organisational Development
  • Director/Heads of Operations
  • Electrical Engineering Estates Managers
  • Energy Managers
  • Estates Compliance Managers
  • Head of Estates Compliance
  • Heads of Estates & Facilities
  • Health & Safety Managers
  • Mechanical Engineering Estates Managers
  • Net Zero Managers
  • NHS Trust Directors and Senior Managers
  • Senior Estates Managers
  • Strategic Estates Advisors/managers
  • Sustainability Managers

Sponsors & Partners

The programme


New Hospital development

Sarah Thomas
New Hospital Programme Digital Director
NHS England

The role of digital transformation in new hospital design, delivery and operations.



Real world study and technology to change ventilation strategy and help reach Net Zero

Darren Sloof
Head of Research and Innovations
Air Purity Ltd

Case Study AirPurity (Confirmed) 

Real world study and technology to change ventilation strategy and help reach Net Zero


The human factors of designing a new build Urgent and Emergency Care Centre

Mrs Zoe Powell-Wiffen
Matron, Emergency Care
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

How do you make a new build department meet the needs of staff and patients, a million-dollar question? An overview of the journey we made in understanding and planning to meet the needs of both in our new build Emergency Department and Urgent Care Service.  ** 5 Minute Q&A included **


The challenges of hybrid working in a changing professional environment

Matt Etherington
Head of NHS and Corporate Sales
Matrix Booking
A short presentation from Matrix Booking regarding the challenges of hybrid working in a changing professional environment, covering:
  • Why organisations across all sectors are introducing hybrid working
  • Challenges specific to the NHS in doing so
  • How technology can help
  • Outcomes, benefits, the future
  • NHS Client Case Study


Comfort Break

Comfort Break


Transform NHS Estates with Digital Process Automation

Paul Stone
Product Strategist
  • The challenges NHS Estates encounter and how Digital Process Automation can help
  • NHS Estates Use Cases for Process Automation
  • Case Study: Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Process Automation for Facilities Maintenance
  • Case Study & Demo: Blackrock Clinic – Workflow Automation for Fire Safety Checks  
  • Q&A


The role of the Academic Health Science Network in supporting innovation into the NHS.

Pete Waddingham
Net Zero Lead
AHSN Network
  1. An overview of the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN)
  2. How the AHSN support Innovators
  3. The role of the AHSN in Net Zero
  4. Examples of Innovation themes which can contribute to Net Zero / NHS Smart Estates
  5. How Stakeholders can support the AHSN with Innovation

** 5 Minute Q&A included **


CNWL and the business case for digitisation

Joel Glover
Commercial Director
Quality Trusted Solutions

Case Study - QTS

Joel will discuss the CNWL and QTS journey towards digitisation, its impetus, the unexpected obstacles, and the key questions which drive the need for change in a large community and mental health trust.



Effective location management – benefits beyond NHS estates

Mark Songhurst
Programme Lead – Scan4Safety
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • How to accurately identify locations across the NHS estate
  • The benefits of using Global Location Numbers (GLNs) and when to use them
  • Using GLNs to maximise efficiencies and safety across the trust
  • The art of the possible using GLNs


Redlands – Building a purpose built GP premises for modern day primary care

Dr Joanna Harris
GP partner/ clinical director
Redlands Primary Care/ Mid Devon Healthcare

How we went from blue sky thinking to bricks and mortar in just seven years – tips and pitfalls.

** 5 Minute Q&A included **


Close of Conference

Close of Day

Your Pass Includes....

What you can expect from your complimentary delegate pass:

  • Multiple live keynote presentations
  • Live examples of both NHS and Commercial best practice
  • Meet the supplier sessions
  • Networking opportunity
  • Live Q&A sessions with all speakers
  • CPD accreditation
  • Prize draws

Tickets For NHS Senior Managers

We have an invite only option for NHS Senior Managers for our conference, to see if you qualify for a complimentary place please click the button below.

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Our accreditations

abpco 2021
Manchester Bee
CPD Member
Living Wage Member
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Armed Forces Covenant
Tech UK
Ban The Box
Faculty of Clinical Informatics
Stockport County