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    Healthy places for people: conference and exhibition

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    3 December 2014

    This booking page is for public sector and charity organisations only. If you are a commercial organisation please visit https://www.bre.co.uk/eventdetails.jsp?id=8488 

    We are moving into a new health care era with a greater impetus on keeping people healthy rather than focusing on making them better after they become ill. #healthyplaces4people


    Creating healthy places is fundamental to peoples’ good health and wellbeing at home and in the community, and in delivering better and more efficient patient recovery from  healthcare. This will require the joining up of many parts of the healthcare, social care and local government system, the creation of new partnerships, policies, strategies, matrixes and information.

    This conference will bring together leaders from housing, public health and NHS sectors to discuss their priorities and explore why we should and how we can work together more closely.

    The performance of buildings and the impact of them on people’s health is a key component in keeping people healthy. Two areas where BRE has some of the answers and has expertise are related to health outcomes in housing and healthcare buildings which will form the focus of the conference, creating a better understanding of the impact of buildings and homes on people.

    Delegates should attend this conference to: 


    • Improve their understanding of the relationships between buildings and people
    • Gain an understanding of how the NHS can engage with local authorities to improve local health including housing
    • Hear case studies from across the country where this agenda has successfully been embraced
    • Gain an understanding of how indoor environments improve clinical and health productivity and deliver better health outcomes
    • Hear from other NHS trusts - Delivering more sustainable outcomes through community engagement
    • Engage with NHS trusts, health and well-being boards clinical commissioning groups, facility managers directors of estates and projects, housing associations, fuel poverty charities
    • Gain 5½ hours CPD points 

    BRE is an independent, impartial, research-based, organisation owned by the BRE Trust; a registered charity. We collaborate with others to provide expertise and training on virtually every aspect of the built environment; helping clients create better, safer and more sustainable, buildings and communities. See what we are doing on healthcare here and housing here.

    Event programme



    09:30 Welcome: Niall Trafford, Chief Operating Officer, BRE Group  
    09:35 Keynote 1 - David Pencheon, NHS Sustainable Development Unit  
    10:00 Keynote 2 - Carl Petrokofsky, Public Health England  
    10:25 Question Time session to enable you to put your questions to leading policy makers with Carl Petrokofsky, PHE and David Pencheon SDU. Chair Gill Leng, PHE.  
    10:50 Refreshments/exhibition/networking  
      Parallel seminar sessions on:  
      Housing - reducing NHS admission costs though better housing NHS -Impact of health buildings on care outcomes 

    Durham’s Warm and Healthy Homes Project, a housing, public health and CCG initiative – Cliff Duff Senior Housing Development and Delivery Officer, Durham County Council

    Overheating is becoming an increasing problem in hospitals. What is its impact on patients and staff health and well-being, and what passive/active measures can be taken to minimise its impact, before mechanical cooling becomes a necessity? Mindy Hadi, Occupational Psychologist and Michael Swainson Principal Engineer, BRE.

    11:45 Working with health professionals to improve and adapt housing - David Arkle, Housing Manager Amber Valley Borough Council 

    Strategy for successfully creating healing environment for patients in the hospital and wider community. A case study on Alder Hey Children’s hospital - David Houghton, Project manager Alder Hey Hospital 

    12:15 Accessing the most vulnerable Households – Thurrock Council’s Well Homes Programme - Louisa Moss, Housing Enforcement Manager Thurrock Council

    Engaging staff and patients to create healthier places: Three case studies from Bart’s Health Trust - Andy Deacon, Global Action Plan

    12:45 Boilers on prescription – Paul Burns, Green Futures Manager Gentoo  Resilience looking at a number of health impacts and how they can be ameliorated from flooding to overheating – Stephen Garvin, Director Centre for Resilience BRE
    13:15 Lunch/Exhibtion/Networking  
    14:00 The Real Cost of Poor Housing – update on the impact housing in England has on health and the cost to the NHS, wider society and QALYs - Mike Roys, BRE  
    14:25 Examples of success – David Law Chief Executive and Diane Brent Interim Strategic Estates and Contract Manager, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust  
    14:50 NHS Sustainability Day Campaign or affordable warmth – Trevor Payne Director of Estates, Bart’s Healthcare NHS Trust  
    15:15 NICE – Excess winter deaths and cold homes - Hugo Crombie, NICE  
    15:40 Procure 21 + Repeatable room concepts of delivering better healthcare through better buildings - David  Kershaw, Director Balfour Beatty on behalf of P21+    
    16:05 Closing address – Summing up cultural change, the need to learn from good practice and make new partners to deliver the common goal – Gill Leng, Public Health England  
    16:15  Exhibition, refreshments and networking  

    Intended audience

    Policy makers and health and housing practitioners in both local housing authorities and public health teams, Senior environmental health practitioners, Private sector housing managers, NHS trusts and private health including care homes ; Directors of estates, projects , operation , CEOs , Sustainability managers , Housing providers, Council leaders and councilors with portfolio for housing or health, CCG representatives, Health and wellbeing boards , NICE, DoH

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    For more information:

    Laura Cox
    0333 321 88 11

    This booking page is for public sector and charity organisations only. If you are a commercial organisation please visit https://www.bre.co.uk/eventdetails.jsp?id=8488

    For more information

    Laura Cox
    0333 321 88 11

    This booking page is for public sector and charity organisations only. If you are a commercial organisation please visit https://www.bre.co.uk/eventdetails.jsp?id=8488