The Annual Innovation in Events Management Exposition

Innovation in Facilities Management Expo 2016

13 December 2016 - The Great Hall at Barts Hospital

IFM Expo, hosted by Barts Health NHS Trust, is now in its second year as the first innovation in FM event.

The concept for this event has been driven by a desire to challenge the norms in FM and find new and innovative solutions to issues faced by those working in FM, in healthcare and further afield. The event has been designed to explore five core components in which innovation can drive an improvement in patient care, while reducing cost and improving compliance, they are;

  • Estates Services - Buildings and estate rationalisation to support the current and future changes in clinical services
  • Facilities Services- Supporting the delivery of core patient care whilst actively improving the health and wellbeing of our patients and staff
  • PFI Services - How to get the most out of your PFI, innovative solutions for driving efficiencies and working towards value solutions for the NHS.
  • Sustainability - Delivering low carbon solutions, the benefits of partnerships and driving improvements in health and social inequalities, supporting clinical changes, water management, waste management.
  • Risk and Compliance - Driving improvements and innovation to reduce and manage risk and improve compliance across a broad estate.

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Why Bart’s Health?

Barts Health is the largest NHS trust in England with an annual turnover of £1.25bn. The trust employs over 14,000 staff who work to deliver world-class healthcare to more than 1.3 million patients a year. They operate across six main hospital sites, four community health centers and provide care at home to those who are vulnerable within their communities.

Barts Health's estates are diverse in both age and infrastructure; from their oldest site at St Bartholomew’s built in 1123 to their state of the are facilities still in construction as part of the £1.3bn Private Finance Initiative development. Covering 574,000m2 of real estate their buildings deliver specialist care in cardiac, cancer, stroke and trauma services to the 2.5 million residents of East London.

This range of estate and diverse integration of services mean that Barts Health face a multitude of complex challenges with our EFM services, ensuring we are fit for both now and for the future. We hope that the event will bring together the extensive knowledge found across the NHS in solving some of these complex challenges, encouraging knowledge sharing and introducing some state of the art technologies and services in one place.

We hope this will become an annual event where we can support managers across the NHS to challenge the FM industry to improve and help us deliver better care for all.

Register here IFM 2016 Agenda

For more information on Innovation in Facilities Management 2016

For more information on Innovation in Facilities Management 2016 please contact Guy Whiffen at Ascent Events.

Guy Whiffen:

t. +44 (0)1622 863448


t. +44 (0) 1892 530027