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A presentation and discussion session based on recent research on dementia friendly buildings leading to the creation of a dementia friendly home concept and future demonstrator to assist healthcare and housing sectors deliver a built environment that fully meets the expectations and requirements of those with dementia, their carers and the healthcare system.

 

An overview of the data captured by Wireless Nurse Call Systems and give an insight into how it can be used within the NHS to enhance management insight into ward performance and patient safety.

Over the past 5 years the wholesale cost of electricity and gas has fallen consistently and dramatically.  Much of the Public Sector has adopted a season ahead and/or fixed yearly cost procurement strategy set well in advance of the contract start date.  The consequence of this has been that unit prices paid have been well above that which could have been achieved with a more flexible and innovative approach and without the addition of significant “risk.” This paper will  briefly review the past 5 years and illustrate how today’s alternative procurement and risk management strategies can deliver substantial savings to the Health sector.

As the NHS future of care landscape continues to evolve healthcare estates and facilities need the flexibility to adapt to changing clinical needs.  Chris Needham, Schneider Electric Healthcare Solutions Lead, will discuss the latest technology innovations to help trusts plan for the future by ensuring healthcare estates and facilities are flexible, scalable, and connected.  By adopting these innovations trusts can achieve greater operational efficiency freeing up valuable resources to dedicate to patient care and at the same time improve the staff and patient experience by providing a working environment that is safe and reliable.