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European Healthcare Design 2023

12–14 June 2023
Keynote talk

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.

Keynote talk

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.

Climate-smart healthcare

This keynote session featured three leading experts discussing many of today’s big healthcare and design challenges, including an emphasis on environmentally sustainable healthcare and regenerative architecture.

New Hospital Programme

This keynote session was dedicated to UK health infrastructure and the New Hospital Programme – the UK Government’s commitment to build 40 new hospitals by 2030.

Pandemic response

This session introduced the opening keynote plenary of the COVID-19 Global Summit, a ‘conference within a conference’.

Keynote panel

Valuing the health workforce and family carers through design of the built environment was the topic under discussion as part of a panel organised with Maggie’s that opened day two of European Healthcare Design 2022.


For the first time in three years, the European Healthcare Design Awards 2022, organised by Architects for Health and SALUS, returned in-person, sparking a jubilant atmosphere and providing a fitting conclusion to the 8th annual and biggest-ever European Healthcare Design Congress.

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Endorsing partners

  • 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
  • Velindre University NHS Trust
  • Chalmers University of Technology Centre for Healthcare Architecture
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