2017 Event Partner






Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM)

IHEEM is an international professional engineering institute and is the UK’s largest specialist Institute for the Healthcare Estates Sector. IHEEM’s primary purpose, as a professional development organisation, is to keep members up to date with developing technology and changing regulations. There are various types of membership available for individuals at various grades and for organisations. IHEEM is also licensed to register engineers as Eng Tech, IEng and CEng. With its partners, IHEEM delivers a programme of events including seminars, workshops, conferences and exhibitions. In addition to this, IHEEM produces a monthly journal for the healthcare estates sector.

Event Sponsors




Established in 1968, we began life as an alarm systems manufacturer for the fire, security and nurse call sectors.

Since 1990 however we have specialised solely in wireless nurse call technology and have grown to establish ourselves as the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer in the sector.

We remain a family owned company and now count NHS Trusts and private hospitals amongst our customers, along with local authority and privately owned care homes, ranging from small independents to multi-national care home groups.

Our mission is “to design, develop and deliver technology that protects and improves the lives of people who require care”.




Armitage Shanks is the most widely recognised sanitary-ware brand in the UK. It develops and offers the most comprehensive range of commercial bathroom and washroom products in the market today. In 2017 the company will celebrate the 200th year anniversary as a bathroom solutions provider.


Training Partner




PPL Training is a leading UK and International Healthcare Estates Training Provider, focusing on the delivery of Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) Installation and Safe Systems of Work (SSOW) training.

We have an extensive portfolio of over 100 accredited training courses which are held to the high standards of industry recognised awarding bodies such as City & Guilds, BPEC, CPD, IOSH, IHEEM, The LCA and WaterSafe.

We annually train delegates from over 70 NHS trusts in our two modern training facilities in York and Slough.

Our courses range from new entrant skills training, through to the up-skilling of existing qualifications in the areas of Electrical, Mechanical, Water Hygiene (Legionella), and Health and Safety.

We also offer specialist training courses for Authorised and Competent Persons in Mechanical, Electrical, disciplines.

All the courses we run deliver great value for money, but are in no way compromised. They are designed to effectively meet the requirements of a wide range of industries and sectors. We also provide the ability of being able to run courses at a location of your choice, including your very own premises.



Phone 0333 121 1215



Event Supporters

penine acute


The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the biggest in the North West of England and has some of the largest services by volume in the whole of England. The Trust operates from four main sites in North Manchester, Bury, Oldham and Rochdale, together with the Floyd Unit at Birch Hill Hospital and from community locations across Manchester, Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale.

The Trust has an annual operating budget of £600 million, employs over 9,000 staff and provides a wide range of acute, specialist and community services to 820,000 people across the north east of Greater Manchester.





WMSoc is a not-for-profit membership organisation that provides practical training in water management related subjects, including Legionella and Pseudomonas control and prevention. Its members consist of water treatment suppliers, scientists, engineers, manufacturers, consultants and facilities managers. The Society’s expertise in waterborne disease means it can provide the most up-to-date instruction on how to control opportunistic pathogens within various systems, including cooling towers, closed systems and hot and cold water systems.

The broad spectrum of WMSoc courses is aimed at a wide range of delegates and covers various skill levels from basic awareness to training for the Dutyholder. In addition, its Midlands based offices accommodate an on-site Practical Training Area for hands-on experience. All WMSoc courses are up to date with water industry legislation and guidance and are City & Guilds accredited.






The LCA is the UK’s leading membership organisation for companies that provide services and products for the control of Legionella bacteria in water systems. The purpose of the LCA is to continually raise industry standards and thus make an important contribution to keeping water systems safe. The LCA Recommended Code of Conduct requires its 330 members to draw up a Statement of Compliance addressing 9 Service Provider Commitments of the Code and to establish and maintain appropriate management systems for those services that they offer associated with the control of Legionella. Members are audited regularly by LCA assessors.





The Government has challenged the NHS to achieve efficiency savings on a scale never seen before. The Cumberland Initiative aims to address this challenge by transforming the quality and cost of NHS care delivery through simulation, modelling and systems thinking.




The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust runs New Cross Hospital, which was established in 1994 and is a major teaching hospital serving Wolverhampton, the wider Black Country, South Staffordshire, North Worcestershire and Shropshire. One of the largest acute providers in the West Midlands, the trust has an operating budget of £380 million, 850 beds, and a staff of 7,000 serving over 700,000 patients annually. It has been designated as a Cancer Centre, Regional Heart & Lung Centre and Bowel Screening Centre. Its affiliations include the University of Birmingham Medical School and the University of Wolverhampton.




NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts and NHS trusts, as well as independent providers that provide NHS-funded care. We offer the support these providers need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable. By holding providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, we help the NHS to meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.

From 1 April 2016, NHS Improvement is the operational name for an organisation that brings together:

  • Monitor
  • NHS Trust Development Authority
  • Patient Safety, including the National Reporting and Learning System
  • Advancing Change Team
  • Intensive Support Teams

We build on the best of what these organisations did, but with a change of emphasis. Our priority is to offer support to providers and local health systems to help them improve.



Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the UK with a national and international reputation for the excellence of its services and its role in education and research. Clinical care is delivered by experienced specialists. Our Trust is a designated major trauma centre, is one of four UK centres for craniofacial surgery and employs over 12,000 staff across its four hospitals: the John Radcliffe Hospital (which also includes the Children’s Hospital and West Wing), Churchill Hospital and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, all located in Oxford, and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

The Trust provides a wide range of both local and specialist clinical services (including cardiac, cancer, musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation, and specialist children’s and neonatal services) together with medical education, training and research.

On 1 October 2015 the Trust was awarded Foundation status and became Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.