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Former Health Secretary to ‘give evidence’ in cross-party inquiry into NHS estate’s future

The Mayor of Greater Manchester and former Health Secretary, the Rt Hon Andy Burnham, will appear before a cross-party inquiry into the future of healthcare infrastructure next month to provide his expert insight.

‘Inspire the next generation of engineers’, urges new CIBSE President

Inspiring and supporting the next generation of engineers ‘will help society solve the big technical and scientific challenges of today and tomorrow’, said Kevin Mitchell CEng, FCIBSE, the incoming President of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, in his Presidential Address on 5 May.

Encouraging more NHS EFM apprenticeships

NHS England and NHS Improvement and Health Education England (HEE) have launched an NHS ‘Estates and Facilities Apprenticeship Challenge’ to support the greater use of apprenticeships in estates and facilities.

Supporting ‘transformative approaches’ to Irish healthcare

Specialist healthcare infrastructure consultancy, Archus, has established a new Dublin office, to expand its provision of strategic and infrastructure advice to health and social care clients in the region.

Parliamentarians launch call for evidence on NHS infrastructure needs

A cross-party group of MPs and peers is seeking views on how the NHS estate and infrastructure can best meet patient needs.

M&E contractors happy to pay for longer lifespan products

With ambitious build plans for the UK’s New Hospital Programme set in motion, the latest report from polymer product specialist, REHAU, found that 98% of the M&E contractors and architects working in healthcare surveyed would be willing to pay extra for products with longer lifespans when constructing healthcare facilities.

Harnessing AI to save energy and improve user comfort

With buildings widely recognised as a major source of energy consumption – the global real estate market consumes 60% of the world’s electricity, and emits 28% of global carbon emissions – Arloid says its ‘innovative’ Artificial Intelligence (AI) ‘enables any building to cut energy bills amid the global fuel crisis’.

New Hospital Programme publishes Supplier Guide

A new ‘Supplier Guide’ which will be updated regularly as the New Hospital Programme progresses, highlights what those managing the programme say ‘is important to us and, what will be required from our supply chain’ was published on 14 April.

Better supporting those discharged from mental healthcare facilities

Experts at Northumbria University are supporting a £1 million research study, funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), which aims to improve the outcomes and experiences of those discharged from mental healthcare facilities.

May webinar on ‘Meeting the energy and carbon challenge in the NHS’

The energy market has certainly hit the news headlines in recent times, as the conflict in Ukraine has led to record market prices, and concerns about long-term continuity of supply.

‘Topping-out’ for £65 million Pears Maudsley Centre in Denmark Hill

The building of a centre that will provide world-class research and better mental health services for children and young people in London and beyond has reached a significant milestone.

Static Systems welcomes new Commercial director

Gareth Walsh, who has worked in the healthcare sector for 25 years, 18 of them with medical device specialist, Olympus, has been appointed as the new Commercial Director at Static Systems, the global provider of alarm and communication solutions for healthcare and secure establishments.

Mobile health clinic’ screening 10,000 vulnerable people annually

A high-tech, mobile health clinic is being used to improve screening, testing, and treatment, of around 10,000 vulnerable, homeless and high-risk people in London every year, says University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which has deployed it.

Cambridge Children’s Hospital will ‘take care of the whole child’

An international design team has helped secure another step forward for Cambridge Children’s Hospital as planning permission is granted for its early designs.

New research exposes ‘scale of healthcare inequalities’ in rural communities

A report commissioned by the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine has revealed the health inequalities experienced by people in the UK’s rural areas.

Garden ‘transformation’ filmed by BBC crew

When the North Mersey Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) decided to transform its outdoor space, it never dreamt the impact it would have, or that the journey would be supported, documented, and broadcast to millions, by BBC Two’s 'Your Garden Made Perfect' team.

ICS Cool Energy expands rental cooling and heating fleet

ICS Cool Energy, an international specialist in complete temperature control solutions for manufacturing process and facilities applications, is to expand and increase its investment in its rental fleet in Europe.

Landmark CEO appointment’ for BES

BES, the multidisciplinary design, engineering, and construction specialist serving the pharmaceutical, healthcare, biotechnology, and life sciences sectors, is to appoint Zeb Ahmed to the new role of CEO, ‘as part of a suite of leadership changes’.

Embodied Carbon Calculator launch welcomed

Actuate UK, the alliance of eight UK engineering services bodies, has welcomed CIBSE’s new Embodied Carbon Calculator tool, which, ‘for the first time’, enables engineers to easily estimate the embodied carbon associated with mechanical, electrical, and public health systems in buildings.

New dental clinic for special needs patients opens in Cheshunt

A new dental suite designed for people with special needs with input from an ‘expert-by-experience’ has opened at Cheshunt Community Hospital in Hertfordshire.

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