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European Healthcare Design 2016

Royal College of Physicians, London, UK,
27–28 June 2016
About European Healthcare Design

Providing an interdisciplinary forum for more than 350 senior level policy-advisors, researchers and practitioners from around the globe, the European Healthcare Design 2016 Congress & Exhibition is held annually at the Royal College of Physicians in London, UK.

EHD Awards 2016

The European Healthcare Design Congress 2016 reached a climax yesterday (28 June) with a ceremony to announce the winners of the first European Healthcare Design Awards.

System redesign

The old bastion of primary, secondary and tertiary care needs to be torn down to make way for a new concept – that of the hospitals without walls.

2015 Keynote address

The NHS badly needs integration. Our hospitals are struggling to cope with the challenge of an ageing population. The Royal College of Physician's report, 'Future hospital: caring for medical patients' sets out new models designed to encourage collective responsibility for the care of patients across professions, healthcare teams and the buildings in which care takes place.

2015 Keynote address

Hospitals are an important hub in a healthcare system. To be fit for purpose and to meet expectations of safety, comfort, compassion and sustainability, hospitals need to function differently from the way they have traditionally operated. This talk explores the hospital as part of a system of people and interventions, rather than as a collection of bricks and mortar. Such a discourse needs to consider both the national policy context and the global policy context of a changing climate.

2015 Keynote address

This talk sets our 10 new rules for healthcare that can bring about real change but which, until now, have been neglected.

2015 Keynote address

For many countries the hospital is the iconic emblem of the healthcare system – the home of healthcare – and, in the minds of many, the future of the hospital is a larger, shinier version of its current self. But, the hospital of the future can no longer be an independent island. It needs to be part of an interconnected web of care stretching from the patient’s home to the most specialist tertiary-level services.

2015 Keynote Address

When it comes to collecting patient-generated data, the NHS is a world leader. It was the one of the first health systems to launch national patient surveys and today we hear from over 1.5m patients per year. The greater challenge is to act on what people are telling us. The system must be smarter about how it uses insight. If services are truly to be designed around patients then we must understand what the data tells us not only about what needs to improve but how we make those improvements.

2015 Keynote address

Recent research in behavioural science have taught us that most of what we do simply comes about, rather than being thought about. We are influenced more by the context of our decisions than the cognitions of our minds. The subtle aspects of our immediate environment greatly affect us in ways in which we are not usually unaware. With a focus on the healthcare environment, this talk discusses the mechanisms that drive our behaviour and the interventions that can increase and sustain happiness.

EHD 2015 Poster Gallery
Presenters: Susie Hall et al.

There is a paradoxical relationship between hospitals and the environment, and to change it, the whole healthcare sector needs to be moved upstream.

Senior care

There is a choice to be made in the new paradigm of healthcare and design: do we choose to build a system that encourages despair or do we design one founded on hope?

System redesign

Our health economies suffer from “organisational Alzheimer’s”, where an obsession with activity drives up costs and dehumanises the whole system of care.

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Endorsing partners

  • Design Council
  • The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
  • RIBA Architecture
  • Medical Architecture Research Unit
  • Essentia at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
  • European Health Property Network
  • Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Construction Industry Council
  • University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sykehusbygg HF (Norwegian Hospital Construction Agency)
  • North Bristol NHS Trust
  • Landscape, Gardens & Health Network
  • Media partner: HealthManagement.org
  • Media partner: Healthcare design & management magazine
  • Health Care Without Harm Europe
Sponsors and exhibitors

  • HLM
  • Llewelyn Davies
  • Perkins+Will
  • Capita
  • WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Stantec
  • Design Quality Indicator
  • HDR
  • GBS Health
  • Veritas Medical Solutions
  • CRT Health
  • Samuel Heath
  • Vanguard Healthcare
  • Draeger Medical
  • V Guldmann
  • Nora Flooring Systems UK
  • Gold Medal Safety Padding
  • Art in Site
  • Knightsbridge Furniture
  • Gerflor
  • Pineapple Contracts
  • Korpinen
  • Treebox
  • Forta Medical
  • Delegate bag sponsor: Modulex
  • Bioquell
  • Axis Automatic Entrance Systems
  • KwickScreen
Award Sponsors

  • VINCI plc