Forthcoming EcoQUIP events

The EcoQUIP partners - including EuHPN - are planning a number of events over the coming months.  Find out more by following the links below.

The first EcoQUIP Webinar - IMI Pod: Collaboration and Replication - will take place 7th April at 12.30 (GMT).  The webinar focuses on the IMI Pod: patient centred ward environment incorporating ultra-efficient biodynamic lighting as an innovative solution.  More information and sign up details here.

Join the Leadership Programme for Efficiency, Quality and Sustainability in Healthcare through Innovation Procurement.  All the details can be found here.



Future Hospitals Journal

Recently launched by the UK's Royal College of Physicians (RCP), the Future Hospitals Journal builds on the work of the Future Hospital Commission, which was established in 2012 to address concerns about standards of care in hospitals and to develop a comprehensive model of care for the future.  The final report of the Commission, Future hospital: caring for medical patients, was published in September 2013.

Following the report, the RCP embarked on publishing a new journal, to provide "a sustainable long‐term forum for debate and innovation around the delivery of secondary healthcare, with a focus on improving patient care and management through process and system change."  You can find out more about the journal's aims and scope, and how to contribute, here.

For EuHPN members, and everyone interested in healthcare infrastructure development, this journal should provide a valuable forum for discussion and expert exchange of views with clinicians, managers and policy makers.  The most recent edition focuses on the heatlhcare built environment, with contributions from Blair Sadler, Robin Guenther, Spencer de Grey and Andy Black, among many other well-known scholars and commentators.  You should be able to access the February 2015 edition here.


European Healthcare Design Conference, 22-23 June 2015

A European Healthcare Design Conference will be held at the Royal College of Physicians, London, 22-23 June 2015.  This conference is being organised by Architects for Health and SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange, with a range of other organisations, including the European Health Property Network, involved in the programme and organising committees.

The proposed programme for the conference is wide-ranging in scope, and it tackles many of the key challenges facing healthcare systems across Europe, particularly in these areas:

Systems and service transformation: integrating workforce change, innovative technology and the built environment

Healthcare quality improvement: safety & value by design

Technology: horizon scanning for disruptive innovation

Arts and creativity: transforming the culture of care

Specialist care: designing for aged care, cancer care, mental health, complex conditions and chronic disease

Integrated care models: the hospital-community interface

Future fl exibility: plan for uncertainty, design for change

Sustainable development: procuring, planning and designing for environmental, social and economic value

Health promotion: designing healthy hospitals

Abstracts are now being invited for submission, for themed papers, posters, workshops or colloquia.  You can download the call for submission and other documentation here.