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European Healthcare Design 2023

12–14 June 2023
EHD 2023 Call for Papers

We are delighted to launch the Call for Papers for the 9th European Healthcare Design Congress 2023, the plenary theme for which is ‘Fault lines and front lines: Strengthening health system resilience’.

New webinar series – Health and life sciences

Future Health 2050: A new three-part webinar series on health and life sciences, organised in collaboration with Lexica

EHD 2023 Plenary theme

The impacts of climate change, a pandemic, active conflicts, economic volatility and inflation have laid bare global health inequalities, creating hunger, poverty, displacement and disease that are testing the resilience of our health systems and infrastructure.

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EHD2022 Keynote

Royal College of Physicians president Andrew Goddard began his EHD 2022 keynote talk with a sombre depiction of the current state of healthcare, which, he said, is currently being visited by the “four horsemen of the apocalypse” – conquest, war, pestilence, and death.

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EHD2022 Keynote

Maggie’s centres are designed to a considered and demanding architectural brief. Every architect and designer embraces this brief – a blueprint first created 25 years ago by its founder, Maggie Keswick Jencks. Through the design process, the charity ensures its environments cater to the needs of all its users, including people living with cancer, carers, NHS colleagues, visitors, and professional staff.

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EHD2022 Keynote

The Government has committed to build 40 new hospitals by 2030, which together with eight existing schemes will mean 48 hospitals delivered by the end of the decade – the biggest hospital building programme in a generation.

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The New Hospital Programme (NHP) delivery team is planning a major event in September where trust schemes and healthcare industry suppliers will gather for a day of “challenge and innovation”. It’s an example of the focus on partnership working that the team is keen to pursue in bringing the UK Government’s manifesto commitment to build 40 hospitals across England by 2030 – as well as a further eight already in construction – to fruition.

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In 2020, at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, the NHS England chief sustainability officer, Dr Nick Watts, turned around to the Board and asked them if some of the climate change actions they had been pursuing should be put on the backburner temporarily while attention was focused on the public health emergency.

Keynote talk

“You’re gonna need a bigger boat!” The famous line from the 1975 movie Jaws was the take-home message from Royal College of Physicians president Andrew Goddard’s EHD 2022 keynote talk, who began with a sombre depiction of the current state of healthcare, which, he said, is currently being visited by the “four horsemen of the apocalypse” – conquest, war, pestilence, and death.

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  • Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Australian Health Design Council
  • European Health Property Network
  • Design Council
  • The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
  • Sykehusbygg HF (Norwegian Hospital Construction Agency)
  • Healthcare Planning Academy
  • UIA-PHG
  • Velindre University NHS Trust
  • Chalmers University of Technology Centre for Healthcare Architecture
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