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HEFMA South West & Eastwood Park training events

November 2015 - The air that we breathe

The first HEFMA SW and Eastwood Park event aimed to improve understanding of the importance of air quality and the part it plays in patient and staff welfare.

April 2016 - CQC inspections, before, during and after

This seminar was an opportunity to learn how best to prepare for CQC inspections and hear the shared experiences of other Trusts.

October 2016 - The paperwork we live and breathe – your essential guide to HTMs

With a myriad of regulation and guidance, HEFMA SW members were invited stay on top of the challenge with this one-day essential seminar on Health Technical Memorandums (HTMs).

Adrian Eggleton, Chair of HEFMA SW, also planted a tree to mark six decades of the South West branch.

April 2017 - Burning issues – everyone’s business

This non-technical seminar provided a unique overview of fire safety issues and responsibilities whether as an employer; manager; member of staff; specialist fire or general contractor.

October 2017 - See something, say something – managing risk

We all live with risk everyday. This seminar discussed how to put strategies in place to ensure uncertainty does not deflect the endeavour, with a focus on compliance and H&S risks within estates and facilities.

July 2017 - Leadership & innovation conference

Eastwood Park was pleased to assist in the delivery of the HEFMA South West 2017 conference, with numbers doubling from previous years.

April 2018 - Collaboration is king – Performance & productivity

This seminar focused on improving efficiencies through performance and productivity, in light of the response to Sir Robert Naylor’s report, with a review of the report and a presentation on workforce, a close look at ERIC and an insight into work carried out over the past 2 years in terms of improving the quality of estates & facilities bench marking information

October 2018 - Quality matters – catering and cleaning in healthcare

This seminar was the first of our focused soft FM training seminars in conjunction with the Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (AHCP) and the Hospital Caterers Association (HCA).

April 2019 - Building for the future – a whole new world

In recent times NHS FTs have achieved less, if any, surplus capital. PFI has been removed as a funding option and backlog has grown as depreciation funds have been used for development and IT instead of life cycle.

In the context of this emergent landscape we put together a two part seminar on capital projects.

July 2019 - Competition to collaboration conference

Eastwood Park was pleased to assist once again in the delivery of the HEFMA South West Branch annual conference in Taunton, a forum for the debate of key issues facing estates teams within the NHS.

November 2019 - November 2019 - Backlog maintenance

This session addressed the issue of what exactly is backlog in the NHS and why is it important?

Using recent case students, a range of speakers considered how we assess and measure backlog, how we procure 6 facet surveys to quantify the cost of backlog, and importantly how we can reduce backlog maintenance. 

November 2015 - The air that we breathe

Topics covered included:

  • Air quality H&S issue - your legal commitments
  • Ventilation systems minimising infections
  • Key safety guidelines within Health Technical Memorandum (HTM 03-01) & other relevant NHS Guidance
  • Effectively managing monitoring & maintenance
  • Roles of Competent & Authorised Persons
  • Managing works on theatre ventilation & other specialist systems
  • A basic introduction to hospital ventilation systems & key components

April 2016 - CQC inspections, before, during and after

As part of the day, we were pleased to welcome Anthony Fletcher, CQC Inspection Manager, as well as hearing from those whose Trusts are at different stages of the CQC process, including:

• 2gether NHS Foundation Trust
• Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
• Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
• Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

October 2016 - The paperwork we live and breathe – your essential guide to HTMs

Led by Mervyn Phipps, Authorising Engineer and Eastwood Park Trainer, the day included:

  • an overview of HTM guidance and how it relates to the provision of healthcare premises
  • how HTMs relate to legislative and CQC requirements
  • an overview of HTM 00 and the responsibilities of designated roles
  • the operational requirements of each HTM and the design impacts
  • the purpose of a compliance audit and its vital role in a fully compliant organisation

April 2017 - Burning issues – everyone’s business

Led by fire safety expert Paul Beech, topics included:

  • Fire safety management policies
  • Local fire response strategies
  • Where are your fire precautions?
  • How our actions can increase risk
  • Communicating with staff
  • The inconvenience of false alarms

October 2017 - See something, say something – managing risk

Led by health & safety expert and Eastwood Park Trainer Alan Hambidge, sessions included:

  • What is risk management? Assessing risk and creating a plan
  • Risk management from an NHS perspective Competence & the role of advisors
  • Managing the risk register
  • Using a risk matrix
  • Efficiency & quality of the Estate Practical systems and guidance on the tools available: six facet surveys, PAMS, PLACE and ERIC

July 2017 - Leadership & innovation conference

With the focus on ‘Leadership & Innovation’ HEFMA SW branch Chair Adrian Eggleton, introduced and led the day.  The sessions were both inspirational and informative with case studies providing examples of successful new initiatives and on-going change. 

April 2018 - Collaboration is king – Performance & productivity

We were pleased to have Simon Corben, Director of NHS Estates & Facilities and Head of Profession attend the day, with topics including:

  • The Government’s response to the Robert Naylor report
  • South West acute trusts and ERIC data review
  • The mental health & community model hospital
  • Quality & understanding the unwanted variances in maintenance

October 2018 - Quality matters – catering and cleaning in healthcare

  • Is the quality of food high enough on your hospital agenda?
  • How are the new cleanliness standards fitting into your healthcare environment?
  • What can be derived from the ERIC and PLACE 2018 data?
  • The power of 4 collaborative working and the latest campaigns -#endpjparaylsis + #last1000days

These were some of the topics discussed with patient and retail catering and food waste.

April 2019 - Building for the future – a whole new world

Part one: describes the landscape in which we operate from the system leaders at NHS Improvement

Part two: presents case studies on business case writing and project delivery from successful branch members operating within this new regime.

July 2019 -

In addition to updates from HEFMA National Council and NHSi, topics covered included

  • a wholly owned subsidiary
  • repatriation of outsourced services
  • intergrated pathways & partnerships - in a changing NHS
  • Q&A panels

November 2019 - November 2019 - Backlog maintenance

NHS England and NHS Improvement also gave an update on how the backlog data that we report is used nationally, and and some of the alternative funding routes that enable backlog maintenance issues to be tackled.