Reducing Pressure in Emergency & Urgent Care – Your Trust’s Toolkit | *Registration now closed* 

Alongside our monthly webinars, we host quarterly thought-leadership workshops for healthcare leaders and NHS executives.

This webinar takes the format of a round-table discussion with NHS emergency and urgent care experts to explore strategies and resources required to manage demand all year-round across the urgent and emergency care system.

Agenda & learning outcomes

A live Q&A session is included with the panel – attendees are invited share learnings and submit questions to the team (questions can also be submitted prior to the event via


Dr Nick Jenkins, consultant in emergency medicine at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

Divyesh Gadhia, specialist in healthcare strategy, planning, reconfiguration and improvement at Archus.

Paul Sheldon, specialist in healthcare facility planning at Archus.

Health Spaces run an NHS executive leadership programme for healthcare leaders to access the latest thinking and resources in healthcare design and build.
The Health Spaces NHS executive leadership programme is hosted every quarter.

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust: A Model for Health & Healing

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Hosted on the 28th September, this practical, joint session between Beatrice Fraenkel, Chairman of Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, and Jaime Bishop, Co-Chair of Architects for Health, delivered ways for NHS executives to embed design into Trust strategy.

CPD certified event

Continuing Professional Development undertaken in this event will be recorded by a CPD Certificate of Attendance for all attendees.

The purpose of this workshop was to help equip NHS leaders with tried-and-tested strategies to gain strategic engagement in design.

  • The client’s expectations: as a client (“Corporate Client”) what should you expect from your design team? What does success look like? How can you ensure that the design process is an iterative process with your architects?
  • The bridge between the client and the architect is the design board: we will work through the construct and governance required to setting up the structure required in forming a design board.
  • The architect’s perspective: what is needed to create the ‘best possible client’ from an architect’s point of view? Here we look at the importance of creating processes that draw out the clients’ needs, so an architect can ensure everyone understands the full detail of the scope required.

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If you missed this webinar, you can access all recordings here.

“Long-gone are the days when design is led by a separate arm of the NHS. The evidence shows that by investing in design in a particular way, you are supporting and speeding up recovery, releasing bed capacity and creating happier staff – who are key to running the NHS – and service users are treated in a way which enhances their recovery. There is nothing new in this; it is just the way in which you encourage healing and happier staff.” – Beatrice Fraenkel.