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Lord Carter Innovation Award

It’s no secret that the demands on the NHS are constantly evolving. Life expectancy is increasing and an ageing population puts greater pressure on both NHS and private healthcare services. Resources are stretched and, while the battle to increase NHS funding is fought in the House of Commons, those who manage hospitals across the UK are looking for new ways of increasing efficiency, reducing running costs and improving the delivery of patient services. Innovation is the key.

Hospital Innovations has been launched to foster joined up thinking. This is an event that will bring together key decision makers in hospital management teams who are collectively responsible for the delivery of patient services in the UK. Most importantly, we are working with the direction of representatives from over 20 NHS hospitals across the country.

For more information about the event and for exhibiting please contact Liz Osborne or Steve Webb on 01892 518877.

Press release: Lord Carter to give opening keynote

IHEEM & Step Exhibitions, the team responsible for the delivery and running of Healthcare Estates and Design in Mental Health, have released more details about Hospital Innovations 2017.

Taking place over two days at London’s Olympia on the 25 & 26 April, the event theme is ‘Innovative Technology in Support of Healthcare’ and promises to give visitors and delegates a unique experience.  Lord Carter spoke last year at the launch of HI and promised to return to give delegates and visitors an update on Carter report one year on, Lord Carter will also present the  Carter Innovation Award.

The review of operational efficiency in acute hospitals chaired by Lord Carter published its final report in February 2016, following nearly two years of work with Trusts across England. A co-ordinated programme to oversee the NHS-wide response to the recommendations of this review began in June 2015 and has, since September 2016, become the responsibility of a new operational productivity directorate within NHS Improvement (NHSI). The basis for Lord Carter’s recommendations was the analysis of metrics and benchmarks that identified significant unwarranted variation across organisations. This was quantified as representing a £5bn efficiency opportunity, or 9% of the £55.6bn spend on acute hospitals in England.

In response to Carter, organisers Step Exhibitions are working with some of the country’s leading NHS Trusts and organisations to provide a programme of interactive workshops and CPD sessions. Trusts will talk about efficiencies made, while key organisations providing latest technologies to help deliver greater efficiencies will both exhibit and present key initiatives. We will also look at the Model Hospital with particular reference to Digital & Technology, how these are being utilised and how they  support clinical processes and empower patients.

Hospital Innovations 2017 is sponsored by PPL Training who are the event ‘training partner’, Armitage Shanks who join as Event & Lanyard sponsors and Courtney Thorne who return as Event Sponsors. Armitage Shanks said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Hospital Innovations Exhibition and Conference in 2017. Innovation needs to be at the forefront of providing equipment that helps improve infection control, and Armitage Shanks will be unveiling its most advanced hospital and healthcare solutions range yet during 2017.”

Steve Webb, Director of the event, commented; ‘we are working with a number of leading NHS Trusts to develop the content for 2017 in response to their needs, we have also issued a call for presentations in key areas of Procurement, Finance, Facilities, Technology, Governance, Efficiency and Productivity.

The deadline for submissions is 16 January submissions should be made at the HI web site: Call for presentations

The conference is ‘free’ to attend for our first 50 NHS and private hospital personnel to attend. Teams from NHS Trusts will be able to attend individual workshops, CPD sessions and half day conference presentations while those that want to make the most of the event and book for both days can, completely free.

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