Backlog seminar for HEFMA South West members this November

Members of HEFMA South West are invited to book their place on the next in the series of targeted seminars for estates & facilities team in healthcare delivered in partnership by the association and Eastwood Park Training.

Taking place on Thursday 21 November 2019 at Eastwood Park in Gloucestershire, the seminar will take a look at backlog maintenance in the NHS, a key issue for many Trusts across the UK currently.

Backlog maintenance in the NHS has been growing since 2013/14 reaching £6bn in 2017/18. Worryingly, most of this increase is associated with high and significant risk repairs and maintenance, and this trend is despite a growing investment to reduce the backlog liability.

But what do we mean by backlog maintenance, and why is it important?

This session will answer these questions, and will consider how we assess and measure backlog including recent case studies, how we procure 6 facet surveys to quantify the cost of backlog, and importantly how we can reduce backlog maintenance. NHS England and NHS Improvement will tell us how the backlog data that we report is used nationally, and we will also hear about some of the alternative funding routes that enable backlog maintenance issues to be tackled.

Alongside hearing from the speakers there will be time for panel Q&A sessions, so that you can build and test your knowledge. The day will feature contributions from

  • George Atkinson - Associate Director of Estates, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mark Batchelor - Associate Director (Engineering), Capitec
  • Tom Downing – Director, Oakleaf
  • Jo Dolby - Capital/Commercial Lead - NHSe/i
  • Adrian Eggleton - Director and EFM Operational Lead, NHS Estates and Facilities Efficiency and Productivity Division
  • Rob McNamara - Director (London Office Lead), Capitec

Places are limited and HEFMA South West members should contact Eastwood Park to book (£100 per person including lunch), call +44 (0)1454 262777 or email us.

View the agenda for the day here.