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Flexibility and Adaptability: What are the Challenges and Opportunities for Estates? Insights Live

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As Amanda Pritchard, NHS Chief Executive, outlined in the NHSE 2022/23 business plan, the last two years have been the most challenging in the history of the NHS, and staff across the service – and many thousands of volunteers – have worked tirelessly to expand and flex services to meet the changing demands, rolling out new treatments, new services and new pathways.

We are on an ever evolving journey that requires flexibility and adaptability from staff, patients, services and infrastructure - Join our next Insights Live episode as we discuss the challenges, but also the opportunities, of creating flexible and adaptable estates that caters for new services and pathways.


Meet the panel

Laura Skaife-Knight

Deputy CEO, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust (QEH)

Laura joined QEH and moved to Norfolk in October 2019, after 12-years at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, where she was Director of Communications and External Relations. Laura brings to QEH 20 years of experience working at some of the largest acute teaching hospitals in the country, including in Nottingham, Derby and Leicester, and 13 years of Board-level experience, led several positive developments which have recognised as NHS leading achievements, and adopted as best practice.

In addition to deputising for the Chief Executive, Laura’s portfolio at QEH includes Trust strategy, digital and information, strategic estates (including leading on the Trust’s new hospital bid), communications, engagement and external stakeholder relationships, Governors and fundraising. At QEH, Laura has been part of the senior leadership team to turnaround the organisation and put in place sustainable change over the last 3 years, as evidenced by the Trust’s 2022 Care Quality Commission inspection report which rated the hospital ‘Good’ for Caring, Well-Led and Effective, and saw the Trust being recommended to exit special measures.

Nicola Clemo

Associate Director & Healthcare Planner, Archus

Nicola is an experienced health planning and business case development consultant with a previous background of 8 years construction project management. She brings a wholistic understanding of the full development journey of capital projects from investment justification through design to construction which is invaluable in ensuring all project elements and risks are clearly articulated and managed throughout a project.

Nicola is adept at managing diverse stakeholders at all levels of an organisation, facilitating workshops (e.g. clinical, benefits, risks), identifying the key factors which will underpin capital investment and driving projects through to completion, particularly where projects are time constrained.

Shane Barry

Concept Advisor at Spacestor Healthcare

Shane works with Spacestor clients to find solutions to the everchanging healthcare landscape. An experience in design and innovation makes problem solving a key trait Shane brings to clients, along with his passion for health, design and digital trends. Shane's work with Spacestor has focused on solving real estate problems with architectural, space defining furniture and redesigning workflows with NHS clients to help the Outpatient Transformation Programme.

Alex Harvey

VP Sales at Spacestor Healthcare

Experienced Vice President of Sales with a demonstrated history of building strong & lasting client relationships working in the workplace and healthcare industries for 25 years. With his extensive experience working with global clients such as Google, Amazon, JP Morgan and Fujitsu, Alex brings a wealth of knowledge to the table when problem-solving for real estate needs and user experience. He is especially interested in the opportunities available to many industries through digital transformation accelerated by Covid, and to this end has recently been involved in a number of projects cantered on remote consultations in healthcare with forward-thinking UK NHS trusts.



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