Victoria Plaza, London
12 March 2019


The 2019 programme is being developed and will be published in September 2018 - click here to make sure that you receive the latest agenda once it has been finalised. 

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Whilst we are working on constructing an exciting new agenda for 2019 please see our 2018 programme below to see what content of the day. 

HSJ Strategic Estates Forum - 2018 Agenda
Transform the estate to make efficiencies and improve clinical outcomes


Registration & Refreshments


Chair’s Opening Remarks
Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ


Keynote Session: From inspiration to implementation: Delivering Naylor when capital is constrained

Simon Corben, Director and Head of Profession, NHS Estates and Facilities Efficiency & Productivity Division, NHS Improvement

Sir Robert Naylor, National Adviser NHS Property and Estates

David Williams, Director General Finance, Department of Health & Social Care


Morning Refreshments & Networking


Keynote Session: The role of estates in transforming services 

Lord O’Shaughnessy, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health

12:00 Session Change  

Session A:

Assessing the future opportunities for public-private partnerships

  • Achievements and lessons learnt from Local Improvement Finance Trusts (LIFT)
  • Find out about PPPs that specifically assists financing of projects up to the value of £100m
  • Unlocking the potential benefits of next generation PPPs

Mark Day, Chief Operating Officer, Community Health Partnerships

Graham Spence, Executive Director, Community Health Partnerships

Session B:

Improving productivity and efficiency through estates – Becoming the model hospital

  • Receive guidance on the functionality and capability of the model hospital tool
  • Find out how the tool can be used alongside ERIC to improve the data accuracy for your trust
  • Learn how the tool has already been applied by trust estates teams to make financial savings

Chetan Tailor, Principal Analyst, NHS Improvement


Networking Lunch


Session A:

Maximising the value of your estate: Determining the right delivery vehicle for you

  • Access legal knowledge on how best to tackle your estates masterplan
  • What are the benefits of various estates vehicles in terms of efficiency savings and capital investment
  • Assess issues surrounding land disposals used to generate capital receipts
  • Find out who the funding sources for capital development are in the private sector

Gill Stafford, Director of Estates and Facilities, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Hardev Virdee, Chief Finance Officer, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Session B:

STPs: A vehicle for collaborative estates strategies or just another talking shop?

  • Gain insight from the STPs who are motoring with their estates strategies
  • Discover how STPs are collaborating effectively to improve clinical outcomes and drive efficiencies
  • Uncover the benefits of operating at scale: How are STPs accessing capital?
  • What would they do differently? What pitfalls should you avoid? Understand the risks and limitations of close alignment with your STP


14:25 Session Change

Session A:

Transforming your estate to drive positive change: delivering your vision through strategic estates partnering

  • Hear from CCG and Trust perspectives how partnerships can work in practice to improve patient, visitor and staff experience and maximise utilisation.
  • Discover the benefits and expertise derived from long-term joint venture partnerships.
  • Learn how you can take a more commercial approach to developing your estate - ensuring value-for-money, while retaining control over your assets and service delivery.
  • Understand how you can access the right investment solutions to deliver shared benefits and improved outcomes.

Leighton Chumbley, Chief Executive, Prime Plc

Ewan Forsyth, Director of Birmingham and Solihull LIFT (BaS LIFT)

Jonathan Higman, Director of Strategic Development, Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust                                             

Session B:

Making the Capital Investment business case – ‘Right First Time’

  • Hear how the NHS is responding to the recommendations made in Sir Robert Naylor’s review;
  • Find out how to develop staff to better understand and employ HM Treasury best practice business case principles in the course of their work;
  • The importance of high quality business cases to support the approval decision making process

Robert Gregory, Head of Project Appraisal Unit, ‎NHS England


Afternoon Refreshments & Networking


Session A:

Developing an estate strategy: a fruitful or fruitless task?

  • Understand why estates strategy preparation is encouraged
  • Get a brief overview of prevailing guidance and its validity
  • Find out what ‘good’ looks like in terms of estate strategy lifespan and content
  • Consider the issues encountered in developing the strategy, and potential solutions.
  • Manage key stakeholder relationships by better understanding the crucial lines of internal and external engagement

Robert Hearle, Director, GVA

Iain Lock, Head of Health, GVA

Laura Stamboulieh, Senior Director Public Sector Strategic Advisory, GVA

Session B:

Is your estates function fit for purpose? How to achieve the right outcomes for your organisation

  • Learn about the innovative approach taken by University Hospitals of North Midlands
  • Find out how the trust have aligned their estates and clinical strategies
  • Understand how they have engaged clinical teams and private sector partners to deliver improved patient outcomes

Neal Gisborne, Business Director, Sodexo

Lorraine Whitehead, Director of Estate, Facilities and PFI​​, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust ​

16:15 Session Change

Keynote Session: The delivery vehicle for Naylor - what comes next?

Dr Sue O’Connell, Chief Executive, Community Health Partnerships

Simon Corben, Director and Head of Profession, NHS Estates and Facilities Efficiency & Productivity Division, NHS Improvement

Elaine Hewitt, Chief Executive, NHS Property Services


Chair’s Closing Remarks
Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ


Networking Reception

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