Tuesday 10th September 2024

The National Conference Centre, Birmingham

Soft Facilities Management Within UK Healthcare

Tuesday 10th September 2024 | The National Conference Centre, Birmingham

Join Us at the Forefront of Transformation

Waste and Net Zero

Explore the latest advancements in Packaging, Separation, and Waste to Energy solutions, and learn how the Carbon Cost is implemented through cutting-edge practices.

Cleaning and Hygiene

Delve into the core of Workforce management, Cleaning Standards, Disinfection, and the role of Automation in establishing new benchmarks.

Digital Optimisation

Witness the integration of Workforce management, Portering, Asset Tracking, Automation, and Logistics to streamline operations and enhance efficiency.

Engage With Our Diverse Audience:

From FM Officers to Senior Facilities Managers, our attendees represent the full spectrum of healthcare facilities management. Connect with peers, thought leaders, and influencers across various domains, including:

Strategic Leadership

Facilities Managers, Support Service Managers, Planning Coordinators.

Operational Excellence

Capital Projects Estates Managers, Business Improvement Managers, Operational Services Improvement Managers.

Specialised Expertise

IP+C Specialist Lead Nurses, Compliance Managers, Environmental Sustainability Managers.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Alaster Yoxhall

Alaster Yoxhall

Principle Research Fellow in Human Centred Engineering - Sheffield Hallam University

Invited

Stephanie Rowe

Stephanie Rowe

Head of Facilities, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Invited

Tom Purcell

Tom Purcell

Business Development - Purcell Radio Systems

Emma Brookes MSc

Emma Brookes MSc

Senior Strategy and Policy Lead, Soft FM - NHS Improvement

Invited

Matthew Robinson

Matthew Robinson

Facilities Manager Domestic Services Capital, Estates and Facilities, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS FT

Invited

Mark Edell

Mark Edell

Managing Director - Synbiotix

Paul Barritt

Paul Barritt

Senior Waste Manager, Northampton General Hospital

Invited

Katie Laird

Katie Laird

Professor of Microbiology, Head of the Infectious Disease Research Group - De Monfort University

Invited

Julie Dennis

Julie Dennis

Senior Soft FM Manager, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Invited

Kelsey Hargeaves

Kelsey Hargeaves

Technical Specialist - The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc)

Invited

Graham Taylor

Graham Taylor

Facilities Service Manager (Logistics) - Hull University Teaching Hospitals

Invited

Shawn Foster

Shawn Foster

Technical Director - Purcell Radio Systems

Agenda

Time

Stream 1

Stream 2

Stream 3

08:00

Registration Coffee and Networking

09:20

Chairs Introduction

Chairs Introduction

Chairs Introduction

09:30

Net Zero – Are we Getting There?

Liam Hogg - Head of Net Zero Waste & Resource - NHS England

Cleaning – The First Line of Infection Control

Emma Brookes - Senior Strategy and Policy Lead, Soft FM - NHS Improvement

Leadership in a Healthcare Setting

Matthew Robinson - Facilities Manager Domestic Services Capital, Estates and Facilities, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS FT

09:50

Delivery of a Net Zero Waste Strategy

Paul Barritt - Senior Waste Manager - Northampton General Hospital

Case Study – Robotics for Cleaning

Julie Dennis - Senior Soft FM Manager, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Technology and Optimising the Food Service

Tim Radcliffe - Net Zero Food Programme Manager - NHS England

10:10

Food Packaging – Reusables vs Single-Use

Alaster Yoxhall - Principle Research Fellow in Human Centred Engineering - Sheffield Hallam University

Laundry – A Crucial Part of Infection Prevention

Katie Laird - Professor of Microbiology, Head of the Infectious Disease Research Group - De Monfort University

Launch of the 2024 Portering Guidelines

10:30

Waste is a Resource

Modernising for Productivity – Efficiency and Compliance

Soft FM Workforce, Challenges in Recruitment and Retention, Can Automation Close the Gap?

Stephanie Rowe - Head of Facilities, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

10:50

Morning Coffee and Networking

11:20

Advancing Excellence: Innovations in Waste Management

Advancing Excellence: Innovations in Cleaning

Challenges of Implementing Electronic Meal Ordering Systems on a National Basis

Having won the national contract to supply NHS Scotland and Wales in 2019, Synbiotix undertook an ambitious roll out plan to implement electronic catering information systems in all sites in Scotland and Wales. During this workshop Synbiotix will share their experiences, discussing their unique incites into the challenges faced and the learning gained in the last five years and giving advice to all the Health Trusts who may be about to go through a similar process. We will have some guest speakers who have been along the journey with us.

Mark Edell - Managing Director - Synbiotix

12:00

Advancing Excellence: Innovations in Waste to Energy

Advancing Excellence: Innovations in Hygiene

Task Management in ED

Emergency Departments in hospitals are typically the most challenging environment to implement effective, technology enabled Soft FM task management solutions. Often, task demand and the efficiency of resource allocation is not measured effectively, making it impossible to drive improvements in service delivery.
Through real-world examples from our years of experience in the industry, we explore different ways in which the barriers to implementing fit-for-purpose technology enabled processes in ED can be overcome, and the benefits that can be gained.

Shawn Foster - Technical Director - Purcell Radio Systems

Tom Purcell - Business Development - Purcell Radio Systems

12:40

Afternoon Lunch and Networking

13:50

Advancing Excellence: Innovations in Soft FM

Advancing Excellence: Innovations in Infection Control

Food System Efficiency

14:20

Maximising Recycling Benefits

Cleaning and Disinfectant Quality in a Healthcare Environment

Kelsey Hargeaves - Technical Specialist - The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc)

Why Must we Modernise?

Graham Taylor - Facilities Service Manager (Logistics) - Hull University Teaching Hospitals.

14:40

Internet-of-Things (IOT) in Hospital Waste Management

Ergonomics and Absenteeism

Improving Portering Efficiency

15:00

Afternoon Coffee and Networking

15:30

Driving Efficiency in Soft Facilities Management

15:50

Motivating the Workforce Through Change

16:10

Questions and Answers

16:30

Close of Conference

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