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At the heart of the event will be an event programme focused on Procurement, Finance, Technology and Facilities with a unique look at the NHS and how it could look in 10 to 15 years’ time

Hospital Innovations launch adds to Step and IHEEM event portfolio

The team responsible for the delivery and running of Healthcare Estates and Design in Mental Health; Step Exhibitions and IHEEM have released more details about their exciting new event, Hospital Innovations.

Taking place over two days at London’s Olympia, 26 & 27 April, the event promises to give visitors and delegates a unique experience.

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.

Steve Webb, Director of the event, commented; ‘we have been speaking with a number of leading NHS Trusts for some time about providing an event in London that addresses their needs. The simple solution was to sit and listen to their concerns, understand what exciting and innovative things they are currently doing and what could help provide solutions; the result, we hope is an event that matches their needs and will provide answers on improving governance, efficiency and productivity while not compromising patient safety.

At the heart of the event will be an event programme focused on Procurement, Finance, Technology and Facilities with a unique look at the NHS and how it could look in 10 to 15 years’ time.

Hospital Innovations will offer visitors and delegates the chance to hear from and interact with leading trusts in the UK. Additionally our supporting organisations and sponsors will showcase new technologies and solutions. “Jennie Horrocks said Static Systems is pleased to be supporting Hospital Innovations. We see the event as an excellent opportunity to meet with key decision makers to discuss patient services at the bedside and how we, as a manufacturer, can further develop our products to meet with the ever-changing demands of the healthcare environment.” While Richard Koszykowski, Development Director from Power Efficiency commented, “We have been working with our sister company Cofely to help identify key cost areas where significant savings can be achieved. In combination with several trusts Power Efficiency has been able to identify energy procurement strategies that can deliver significant cost savings through use of more effective energy trading strategies. Combined with Cofely, who are energy management specialists the combined energy savings over a 3 year contract are typically over 1 million pounds”. Visitors to the event will be able to talk to companies like Power Efficiency to see how they can help them with deliver similar costs savings through a series of workshops and presentations.

NHS Trusts supporting the event include: Barts Health NHS Trust, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Essentia Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust. Each of these are working with the organisers and deliver an event that addresses their needs while sharing best practice with other trusts who attend the event.

The organisers have also secured support from The Cumberland Initiative. The Cumberland Initiative aims to transform the quality and cost of NHS care delivery through simulation, modelling and systems thinking. ‘We believe that transforming the quality of care through radically better processes and systems will save money through step changes in provision that also produce much better outcomes. These savings should dwarf those available through better selection of drugs or technology alone and the impact should readily exceed 10 per cent of the total NHS budget.

The Government challenged the NHS to achieve efficiency savings on a scale never before seen here, or indeed in other countries.

The Government’s challenge calls for radical rethinking. It requires systematic remodelling of processes for every care pathway, at policy, commissioning and operational levels.

We appreciate the difficulty of that task – the NHS cannot stop work until we get everything right, central direction would be stifling and patients are not commodities. However, modelling and simulation offer tremendous benefits.

More information can be found at www.cumberland-initiative.org

Step also announced a brand new partnership with the Water Management Society at Hospital Innovations 2016. Steve Webb, Show Director said ‘Following research to potential visitors and delegates and exhibitors there is a significant interest in Infection Control and Waterborne Diseases. Working with the Water Management Society (WMSoc) and LCA (Legionella Control Association) the organisations will promote the event to their members.

The Water Management Society will have a stand on the exhibition floor for those with a focus on infection control in order to find out about the latest research and technological advances, discuss the challenges faced by the NHS on a day-to-day basis and view the latest products and discuss the latest services designed for healthcare facilities.

Elise Maynard, Vice Chair of The Water Management Society said ‘We (WMSoc) are delighted to have been invited to be involved in this new initiative at the 2016 Hospital Innovations. It is clear from all the new guidance documents e.g. ACoP L8 and HSG 274, CIBSE TM13 and HTM 04-01 addendum that waterborne disease in both domestic and healthcare water distribution systems is of great concern. The industry has responded with a variety of innovative new products and designs. For more information on our work visit www.wmsoc.org.uk or contact the team on 01827 289558.

So how does Hospital Innovations differ from other events?

Steve Webb said; ‘we aim to send visitors and delegates away with solutions and answers. Too many events are just ‘talking shops’ we want an event that offers interactive workshops, exhibitors with real solutions, innovation and interesting examples of working within the healthcare sector.

The conference is ‘free’ to attend for our first 200 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. Information on how to register and qualifying free places can be found at:

Email: lizosborne@stepex.com
Phone: +44(0)1892 518877