Winter 2023

  • 1st January 2024

News: We round up the latest big stories, including new building projects, the ongoing RAAC crisis, and the rollout of community diagnostic clinics across England.

Policy: Political parties put health and care firmly on their agendas, the Chancellor reveals his Autumn Statement, and the NHS looks to cut waiting lists by offering patients the opportunity to travel for treatment.

Finance and Property Deals: We look at the latest market transactions and explore the benefit of B Corps within the financial sector. There is also insight into the state of the healthcare property investment market and details of a new pay deal for health workers.

Interview: Harry Hyman, founder and chief executive of Primary Health Properties and publisher of Healthcare Property Magazine’s owner, Nexus Media Group, explores the delays to new healthcare projects being caused by intransigence on rental levels from the NHS.

Market Analysis: Skills and labour shortages continue to impact healthcare construction activity, plus a new report from market analyst, Glenigan, predicts a rise in the number of healthcare projects over the next two years.

Building Design: Exploring the latest trends impacting the design of health and care buildings. Features include the latest guidance for mental health settings, lessons learned from the design of new psychiatric facilities at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, and how we can harness the benefits of regenerative design for greater resiliency.

Estates and Facilities Management: The role of smart technology in healthcare estates management and why chlorine is not the best cleaning solution for tackling superbugs.

Environmental: The health sector continues its net-zero carbon journey, with news of the latest projects and information on funding streams and the challenges and opportunities faced by the NHS and private providers.

Interview: Fiona Halstead and Alison Cann of Barts Health NHS Trust reveal why clinical input is critical to successful building projects.

People: Staffing and people news.

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