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,
Risk and Compliance - Driving improvements and innovation to reduce and manage
risk and improve compliance across a broad estate.
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.