Previous Public Sector Conferences

Thursday 11th May, QEII Conference Centre, London SW1P 3EE

Mobile technologies have the potential to free us from many of the constraints associated with the traditional, 20th century view of what work is and of course, where and how it can be carried out. Smart working while in many ways enabled by technology, is equally about creating a new sense of place and of the new workforce culture which will exist within and beyond that place. It is crucial to note that a central concern in all of this change is the health and wellbeing of the workforce.

Following on from the hugely successful The Way We Work series of conferences and once again featuring practical case studies and high level presentations, Smart Working 2017 will explore the positive interactions, interdependencies and examples of best practice that exist across all areas of public service in the new world of work.  Much of this activity is being driven by what some may call the perfect storm of budget cuts, workforce and service transformation, workforce and client expectation, and of course, technological advances.

Smart Working 2017 will also feature programmes such as Government Hubs, looking at their impact on the organisations and individuals that will use them and on the places these hubs will be sited in.

We invite you to join with circa 250 of your peers from across all areas of public service as we hear from senior level public sector strategists and operational experts plus representatives the most relevant and innovative private sector solution providers. Early booking is recommended to assure your place and to take advantage of the early bird prices currently available.


For more information, please visit http://smartworking2017.publicsectorconnect.org

HSCN Summit 2017, Thursday 6th April, QEII Centre, London SW1P 3EE

The HSCN Summit provides a unique opportunity for all those who are involved in the migration from N3 and for those who are charged with creating and developing better links and routes for information sharing. This is your chance to engage with many of the organisations that will be delivering the new HSCN services. Find out what your options are for migrating from N3, when you can move away from N3 and quiz the suppliers face to face on why their HSCN services deliver the best value for money.

We invite all those with an interest in and responsibility for migration to HSCN to join with 200 plus of their peers from all areas of public service.

Please note that HSCN will be of great importance to you if you are working in –
•    The NHS
•    Local Government
•    Pharmacies
•    Emergency Services

*DIRECTLY EMPLOYED PUBLIC SECTOR PERSONNEL MAY ATTEND FREE OF CHARGE*


*Attendance is free of charge only to delegates who work for a public sector organisation, such as central and local government, NHS, police and fire services, education, government agencies and NDPBs, also third sector organisations such as charities and housing associations


For more information, please visit http://hscnsummit2017.publicsectorconnect.org

Wednesday 22nd March 2017, QEII Centre, London SW1P 3EE


The Public Sector: Sustainable Energy Supply conference is timely and extremely relevant to all Local Authorities and other public bodies for a number of important reasons:


  • The Climate Change Act of 2008 legally obliges Local Authorities to reduce carbon levels from 1990 levels, by 80% by 2050 with an interim target of a 57% reduction by 2032

  • The Climate Change Committee has indicated that to hit the 2032 target  they need to be looking at District Heating and heat pump technologies: to hit the 2050 target we need a fundamental change to the way that heat and power are generated and consumed across the public sector

  • DECC previously indicated in several warnings that the supply infrastructure for power is under threat in the UK. Coal fired power stations are being taken off-line as they become obsolete and the long term capacity gap in the UK is shortening dramatically

  • Security of supply is now becoming an issue and with the long term debate on the merits of fracking continuing, at this stage a secure supply of natural gas is under threat as we continue to be supplied largely by continental Europe

  • Long term forecasts for the cost of power and gas remain upwards and there are no indications that this will change in the foreseeable future

  • Under the Clean Air Act many Local Authorities are now facing action over high pollution levels


Clearly it makes sense for councils to approach internal efficiencies and cost reduction with projects such as LED lighting, BMS and controls, boilers, insulation etc. However, it is also imperative that more community based projects such as district heating are addressed urgently and placed high on the list of priorities for action now. These projects take a long timeframe to get off the ground, need much larger budgets and more time to come to fruition, though capital cost barriers may be removed or reduced through private sector project and programme funding.


With the Climate Change Committee already looking for that 57% reduction in carbon by 2030 it is time to act now...




For more information, please visit http://energy2017.publicsectorconnect.org

Thursday 2nd February, QEII Centre, London SW1P 3EE

The
Government Property 2017 conference, held in partnership with Cabinet Office's Government Property Unit, is a unique opportunity for delegates to better understand the Government Estate Strategy and to get closer to the centre of government thinking on the future of publicly owned and managed land and property.

Ideally suited to the interests and responsibilities of all public sector property professionals the key subject matter will examine the vision for the new look estate, which will kick start regeneration, encourage housebuilding, break down barriers to cross-sector working and deliver real financial benefit at local, regional and national levele.

Main themes which will be explored in the 2017 conference will be:

- The public-private relationship: the government is the largest asset holder in the UK, what are the real barriers to both sectors working together to maximise value from these assets and how is this changing?

- Workplaces for the future, featuring the Government Hubs initiative and changes to local government and NHS workspaces

- Asset management: strategy and practice

- GPU's One Public Estate programme now works with over 150 Local Authorities to enable economic growth and service transformation. Together, partnerships who joined Phase 3 of the programme expect to deliver £56m savings in running costs, £138m revenue in capital receipts, 36,000 new jobs and 16,500 new homes over the next five years. How can you get involved in this ambitious programme?

- The New Government Estate Strategy: implications for the wider public sector

Government Property 2017 will provide delegates with a unique opportunity to hear from and question expert speakers from across the public and private sectors, engage with solution providers and to build and renew networks with their peers. We look forward to welcoming friends old and new.



For more information, please visit http://govprop2017.publicsectorconnect.org

Tuesday 15th November 2016, One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA

The fifth annual NHS Property Conference is back at One Great George Street, Westminster and is once again the event for all healthcare property professionals.

With continuing pressures on the NHS to deliver world class services while achieving more efficiencies, the importance of the efficient and effective use of the NHS Estate has never been greater and property professionals are playing a vital role in delivering a fit for purpose property platform to meet the expectations of both patients and healthcare personnel. NHS Property 2016 is your opportunity to celebrate and learn from successes, share lessons learned, hear best practice case studies, engage with high calibre solution providers and network with around 200 of your fellow property professionals.

The speaker line-up will feature experts from NHS Property Services, CHP, Department of Health and other influential organisations along with the very best from property consultants, FM providers and legal advisers. Join us for what is sure to be an interesting, rewarding and enjoyable day.





For more information, please visit http://nhsproperty2016.publicsectorconnect.org

Wednesday 12th October, QEII Centre, London SW1P 3EE



The National School Improvement Conference is Britain's largest annual education learning showpieces. Join 250 of your peers and hear from a host of expert, knowledgeable speakers and practitioners as they share ground-breaking innovation that is leading to increased attainment and improvements in the school environment.

This year's conference will focus on:

- The move to Academy status - what is working and what isn't
- Techniques to improve behaviour
- Use of data to improve performance
- English as a second language
- Teacher recruitment, training and retention

Key speakers include:

Sir William Atkinson, known to many as 'Britain's most successful head teacher' who guided Phoenix High School, once one of the five most challenging schools in the UK, to Ofsted outstanding and beyond

Joanna Hall, Deputy Director for Schools, Ofsted

David Crossley, Education Consultant and Author, 'Learn to Transform' and 'Sustainable School Transformation'

Vic Goddard, Principal, Passmores Academy

Toby Young, Founder of West London Free School, Journalist and Author of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

Reuben Moore, Director of Leadership, Teach First

Chris McShane, Founding Member, Headteachers' Roundtable

Chris Smith, EES for Schools

Fergal Roche, Chief Executive, The Key

Alex Russell, Head Teacher, Epsom & Ewell High School and CEO of Bourne Education Trust

The day will be stimulating, informative and relevant to the needs of all aspiring schools.






For more information, please visit http://education2016.publicsectorconnect.org

Tuesday 4th October 2016, QEII Centre, London SW1P 3EE

The single supplier, centrally managed 10 year contract for network services known as N3 ceases in March 2017. Preparations for its replacement, HSCN (Health and Social Care Network), are well underway with ambitious timescales being set for the various stages in the completion of this process. The intention is to establish N3 successor services during the course of 2016/17.

HSCN is designed to support the aspirations set out by the Department of Health and NHS England through the National Information Board – Personalised Care 2020 and NHS England Five Year Forward View. It aims to establish a standards-based approach to network services that will better enable interoperability between health and care organisations and create a competitive marketplace for the supply and consumption of network services which are able to adopt and implement new technology at pace, facilitating much greater agility and responsiveness to change.

The HSCN Summit: The Need for Change will gather together circa 300 future HSCN users and decision makers from the NHS Trusts, CCG’s, local authorities, third sector, care homes, pharmacies etc to learn more about the new network and how it will enable greater integration of services across a wide spectrum of organisations.



For more information, please visit http://hscnsummit2016.publicsectorconnect.org

Tuesday 13th September 2016, QEII Centre, London SW1P 3EE

Services delivered by local authorities are changing and the buildings that these services are delivered from must change to accommodate them. Health and social care integration is perhaps one of the biggest drivers for these changes. However, programmes such as One Public Estate are also responsible for increased sharing of data on property and land assets, co-location of a range of organisations and the release of land and buildings for re-use for housing or commercial redevelopment, benefitting local and regional economies and creating local jobs.

Local Authority Property 2016: Accommodating integrated local services, now in its 6th year, will once again bring together circa 200 senior property professionals from local authorities across the country as we examine the role of property in cross sector collaboration in the delivery of modern services and the changing nature of the public estate.

Key areas for discussion will be (though not limited to): devolved government; health and social care integration; challenges of cross sector working; public/private partnerships; strategic asset management; space utilisation; multi-agency working; energy management.

This year's plenary will feature senior property figures from local government, central government, NHS, emergency services and private sector property specialists, who will debate subjects such as the impact of 'Brexit', the nature of collaboration and partnership working in the delivery of integrated services.

Local Authority Property 2016: Accommodating integrated local services will provide delegates with a unique opportunity to hear from and question speakers from across the public and private sectors and to build and renew networks with their peers. We look forward to welcoming friends old and new.




For more information, please visit http://localproperty2016.publicsectorconnect.org

Thursday 23rd June 2016, QEII Centre, London SW1P 3EE

Public Sector Connect are proud to announce that we are, once again, working in partnership with the Cabinet Office to present The Way We Work Summit.

Building upon the success of the 2015 summit and on the increased interest in 'smarter working' so evident across all areas of the public sector we plan to expand the day's programme and to attract an even greater pan-public service audience.

Therefore the agenda will explore the following subject areas:-

- Public sector change programmes have never been more transformative, involving new visions of what workspaces should look like. How should these workspaces function, where should they be located and who should occupy them?

- Technology is playing an increasingly important role in how public services are being delivered, underpinning almost all aspects of the transformation process. Whilst the pace of development of IT hardware and software is exponential, cost and cyber security concerns are central to how and where they can be used best. What is new, available and feasible for public sector use?

- A mobile workforce, able to work where and when business needs dictate is a crucial element in the evolution of work and mobile technologies are and will increasingly be, key factors in this evolutionary process. Furthermore, what are the challenges of managing a fully mobile, location independent workforce?

- In what has often been described as 'a new world of work' new and enhanced skills are sure to be needed. In a time of budgetary constraints how can these training needs be met?

We look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be a lively,informative and interesting day, giving you new ideas and fresh enthusiasm to re-energise your existing programmes.


For more information, please visit http://tw32016.publicsectorconnect.org

Wednesday 3rd February 2016, QEII Conference Centre, Westminster SW1P 3EE


We are delighted to once again be working in partnership with the Cabinet Office’s Government Property Unit (GPU) to bring you –

Government Property 2016,
The unique, no charge event for public sector property people*.


This year’s conference will focus on providing a detailed insight into GPU’s strategic objectives and priorities, analysing the current and future scope of specific GPU workstreams and explaining and promoting their central agenda.

Agenda preparation and speaker selection is now underway (we anticipate support at a senior ministerial level) for this the 16th in an unbroken series of conferences tailored to your interests and responsibilities.

Full agenda details will be available soon but don’t delay, book your complimentary* place today!

*Please note complimentary places are only available to individuals who work for a public sector organisation and have a public sector email address



For more information, please visit http://govprop2016.publicsectorconnect.org

Wednesday 7th October 2015, Royal Armouries, Leeds LS10 1LT


The range and scope of the estate held by all public sector organisations is vast, having an estimated value of £370 billion with annual running costs of £25billion. This is despite the disposal of some of the surplus land and property assets which has already taken place and indeed is still taking on-going.

All those who are charged with managing this estate have the task od doing so in a manner which allows their organisation to realise the full potential from their remaining asset base while using that base to enable transformative change to public services. These challenges appear all the more daunting when faced with the prospect of more cuts to budgets

This year’s Local Authority Estate Management 2015 Conference: Unlocking Potential, Enabling Transformation will focus on the practicalities of confronting these challenges and achieving these goals. In its sixth year the conference will again give delegates the opportunity to hear from high level speakers, take part in sessions featuring best practice case studies, network with peers from the public sector and engage with expert, experienced solution providers.


For more information, please visit http://laestates2015.publicsectorconnect.org

Tuesday 17th November 2015, QEII Conference Centre, Westminster SW1P 3EE

Pressures on the NHS to deliver world class services at the same time as achieving ever greater efficiencies have never been greater. All this whilst being the subject of intense media and political scrutiny.
The efficient and effective use of the huge £30 billion estate owned and operated by the NHS is an essential element in meeting the declared commitment of putting the patient first and improving the patient journey. Delivering a fit for purpose property platform that meets the justified expectations of patients and staff at GPs' surgeries, drop-in centres, hospitals and specialist units is a challenge that is being met head on. The role of all those with a responsibility to manage NHS Property is to create an estate which is truly a cataylst for change.

NHS Property 2015 - the third in this series of conferences - featuring high level speakers from our partner organisations and the wider NHS 'family' such as CCGs, Trusts etc this conference is your opportunity to learn from and celebrate successes achieved to date, hear best practice case studies and engage with high calibre solution providers.  Network with your peers as circa 200 senior level delegates come together from property, finance, commissioning and other relevant disciplines representing NHS Property Services, Community Health Partnerships, Department of Health, hospital trusts, CCGs and health partnerships.

For more information, please visit http://nhsproperty2015.publicsectorconnect.org

Tuesday 29th September 2015, Royal Armouries, Leeds LS10 1LT

According to the Local Government Association, between the Chancellor's first Budget in 2010 and the end of the next financial year, the money government gives to councils to provide local services will have fallen by 40 per cent. Their updated funding outlook reveals that the financial black hole facing local government is widening by £2.1 billion a year and will reach £14.4 billion by 2020.   It's no longer about finding back office efficiencies, or closing libraries. If vital care services are to be maintained, let alone improved, radically new delivery models must be introduced, and quickly.  

Our opening plenary will look at the greatest challenge to the modernisation of services under continuing austerity - accessible, safe and secure information sharing. It's a complex subject and our panel members will present their views across the three key areas that must align for the right outcome, namely; technology, information governance and culture. Our chairman will then lead a debate using questions from the floor, to surface the key issues that both practitioners in the field and the information systems teams that support them, are facing on a daily basis.

You’ll have the opportunity to hear from people setting the agenda, leading practitioners and suppliers who have real solutions to offer, network with your peers and hear best practice case studies. It’s a valuable chance to understand the latest commercial, technical and practical foundations to help reconcile the demand for better public services with ever tighter budgets.


For more information, please visit http://infosummit2015.publicsectorconnect.org

Thursday 10th September, QEII Centre, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE

The aim of the National Conference on School Improvement is to share learning on initiatives and underlying factors that contribute towards increased attainment in and by schools.
The conference is your opportunity to learn from positive case studies and hear about the latest innovation and academic insight into school improvement, as we examine contributory factors within and outside of the school environment.
The conference will be of particular interest to head teachers, bursars, school governors, school counsellors, local councillors, senior teaching staff and other education practitioners from local authorities and the Department for Education, educational/child welfare charity heads.


For more information, please visit http://education2015.publicsectorconnect.org

Wednesday 24th June, One Great George Street, Westminster SW1P 3AA

So much has changed in the PSN landscape since last year’s Summits.  Under GDS ownership the position of PSN as the common network platform for the public sector has been cemented, the compliance requirements have been refocused towards outcomes and the scene has been set to grow both the user base and the range of services available on PSN.  And CCS have launched the new Network Services framework, providing the means to buy more innovative services from a greater variety of suppliers in more flexible and cost effective ways.  Access to services is being made easier and more than ever, the choice of how you exploit PSN and for what business need is down to you – the user.  The 2015 PSN Summit focuses on those needs – your public service priorities, who you need to collaborate and share information with – and how PSN services can help you do that better and more cost effectively.


For more information, please visit http://psnsummit2015.publicsectorconnect.org

Thursday 11th June, One Great George Street, Westminster SW1P 3AA



It is widely accepted that the reform of government structures at central and local levels needs to be truly transformative and not just a reshuffle of old practices and processes. Furthermore, the drivers for positive change as represented by economic necessity, public and workforce expectation and advances in technology have brought about the 'perfect storm' for the introduction and adoption of smarter working practices by all public sector organisations.

The Civil Service are already leading the way with their The Way We Work programme ('TW3' as it's known) and local government and healthcare organisations are equally keen to develop or extend effective programmes of their own.

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Cabinet Office to stage
The Way We Work Summit: Smart Working in the Public Sector.  The conference will explore: case study based presentations of transferable best practice; give insights into what's on the horizon and beyond; impacts on property, work practices and workforce planning; give the opportunity to hear from thought leaders, exponents, solution providers; network with like-minded individuals from across public sector.



For more information, please visit http://tw32015.publicsectorconnect.org

Wednesday 4th February 2015, QEII Conference Centre, Westminster SW1P 3EE

The recent publication of the latest Government Estates Strategy has been greeted by much industry and practitioner interest, as have all previous Estates Strategy papers.

What does this particular strategy paper mean for those 'at the coal face' of property management and for those with wider responsibilities in line with the One Public Sector Estate programme as it applies to central government and the wider public sector?

Government Property 2015: The next ten years, staged in partnership with Cabinet Office, will clarify and expand on all areas of the report and will highlight the importance of pan sector partnership working to meet the goals of removal of artificial boundaries, minimising the need for office space, using assets more efficiently and boosting regeneration at local and national levels.

This is your unrivalled opportunity to learn at first hand from senior government and industry experts and to mix with your peers from across all sectors and geographical areas.

For more information, please visit http://govprop2015.publicsectorconnect.org

Thursday 4th December 2014, Royal Armouries, Leeds LS10 1LT



Government Soft Landings North

Ensuring operational life cycle




Conference aim


To champion better outcomes for our built assets during the design, construction or, as importantly, the refurbishment/repurposing stages of an asset through Government Soft Landings (GSL) powered by a Building Information Model (BIM) to ensure value is achieved in the operational lifecycle of property and infrastructure assets.

                                                        BIM+GSL = Better Outcomes

Government Soft Landings (GSL) looks at the alignment of design, construction and repurposing of Government’s property and infrastructure assets with those that use and operate them. The GSL policy was formulated as an objective from the Government Construction Strategy 2011 and was approved in September 2012 by the Government Construction Board.

It is now being implemented across central government departments in readiness for the mandate on all central government projects from 2016 in alignment with BIM Level 2 and is being viewed as good practice across the wider public sector. The UK is recognised as being world-leading in the work it is doing with GSL, which represents a major opportunity for the UK Facilities Management (FM) industry and for those involved in new build and, increasingly, the repurposing of the public sector estate to meet the reform and transformation objectives of the UK public sector.

This conference represents a unique opportunity to hear from the government’s own experts who have developed the GSL policy and guidance, and from the industry specialists whose role will be critical in its successful implementation.



For more information, please visit http://gslnorth2014.publicsectorconnect.org

Tuesday 18th November 2014, One Great George Street, Westminster SW1P 3AA

Pressures on the NHS to deliver world class services at the same time as achieving ever greater efficiencies have never been greater. All whilst being the subject of intense media and political scrutiny.

The effective and efficient use of the huge, £30 billion estate owned and operated by the NHS is an essential element in meeting the declared commitment to putting the patient first. Delivering a fit for purpose property platform that meets the justifiable expectations of patients and staff at GP's surgeries, drop-in centres, hospitals and specialist units is a challenge that is being met head on by NHS Property Services, Community Health Partnerships and by the dedicated property specialists operating in hospital trusts aross the country.

The NHS Property 2014 Conference is for senior level delegates from property, finance and allied disciplines from across all parts of the NHS. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from the expert speakers representing our partner organisations (e.g. NHS Property Services, Community Health Partnerships) and the wider NHS, to learn from and celebrate successful case studies, meet with solution providers and network with their peers.

For more information, please visit http://nhsproperty2014.publicsectorconnect.org

Wednesday 1st October 2014, Council House, Birmingham B1 1BB

Now in its fourth year, the Local Authority Estate Management conference will have as its major themes the impact of local and national public sector property asset management strategies on local and regional regeneration, and on greater collaborative and partnership working.

In examining these issues our expert and senior level public and private sector speakers will explore subjects such as encouraging town centre development, co-location, estate rationalisation, the One Public Estate Programme, community regeneration, public-private partnership working and much, much more. The whole agenda has been strongly influenced by the feedback from our large stakeholder audience of senior property practitioners from local government and the wider public sector.




For more information, please visit http://laestates2014.publicsectorconnect.org

Wednesday 10th September 2014, Royal Armouries, Leeds LS10 1LT
 
Public Services Network Summit has taken place for the last two years in London, with the third event taking place in June this year. Bearing in mind the cost to delegates from the northern half of the country, for travel, accommodation and time away from the office when attending London based conferences we have decided to stage 'PSN Summit North', to cater for the PSN information needs of those based in the north of England.

As in previous London summits we once again have the support of Cabinet Office, PSNGB and Socitm, with high level speakers from those organisations and many more.

We look forward to welcoming delegates from central and local government, NHS, education, emergency services and the third sector, to hear presentations and case studies from their public sector peers, industry experts from PSNGB and other specialists.

Our media partner Computer Weekly stands out from the many technology news websites on offer through its unique history, extensive reader community and in-depth coverage of the issues, challenges and trends facing today’s IT leaders. Computer Weekly provides the latest news and analysis through its website and 200,000-subscriber weekly digital magazine, as well as award-winning and exclusive premium content; a dedicated monthly magazine for European IT leaders; independent research studies; and the CW500 Club’s exclusive networking events for senior IT managers. From being the world’s first weekly IT newspaper in 1966, to today’s multi-platform digital publication, Computer Weekly continues to reach millions of IT decision-makers in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.





For more information, please visit http://psnnorth2014.publicsectorconnect.org

Wednesday 25th June 2014, QEII Conference Centre, London SW1P 3EE

We are delighted to be staging the third national Public Services Network Summit and to be working closely once again with the Cabinet Office and PSNGB. We will explore the practical transitional issues and challenges being overcome in order to provide the opportunities given by benefit realisation.

The PSN Summit 2014 will again attract senior figures from Central Government, Local Government, NHS, blue light services and the Third Sector to hear presentations from the Cabinet Office, Government Digital Service, Surrey County Council and industry experts from PSNGB and other private sector specialists.

Our media partner Computer Weekly stands out from the many technology news websites on offer through its unique history, extensive reader community and in-depth coverage of the issues, challenges and trends facing today’s IT leaders. Computer Weekly provides the latest news and analysis through its website and 200,000-subscriber weekly digital magazine, as well as award-winning and exclusive premium content; a dedicated monthly magazine for European IT leaders; independent research studies; and the CW500 Club’s exclusive networking events for senior IT managers. From being the world’s first weekly IT newspaper in 1966, to today’s multi-platform digital publication, Computer Weekly continues to reach millions of IT decision-makers in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.




For more information, please visit http://psnsummit2014.publicsectorconnect.org

Public Sector Property & Estates Scotland 2014, Wednesday 11th June, Radisson Blu, Glasgow G2 8DL

Both the nature and range of public services and the way in which those services are delivered are undergoing a huge evolutionary change. This evolution is driven by the imperative to cut costs, by public expectation and need and by an unprecedented expansion in what is possible, due to advances in technology. Clearly, the property asset management strategy of every public body must be revisited in order to ensure that it is fit for purpose and supportive of the Public Service Reform agenda.

In front of circa 150 public sector professionals Property and Estates Scotland 2014 will examine the role of property as a platform for the delivery of a whole range of public services, considering factors such as location, co-location, condition, collaborative working, space planning, integration of services , multiple function buildings and much, much more.



For more information, please visit http://propertyscotland2014.publicsectorconnect.org

Tuesday 1st April 2014, QEII Conference Centre, London SW1P 3EE

Government Soft Landings (GSL) will be a key element of the design and construction process maintaining the ‘golden thread’ of the building purpose through to delivery and operation.

We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Cabinet Office to stage the Government Soft Landings 2014 conference in April.  This conference represents a unique opportunity for delegates to hear first hand from the government’s own experts who have developed  the GSL programme and from the industry experts whose role will be critical in its successful implementation.


Interest in GSL is such that we anticipate the 250+ free public sector delegate places will soon be snapped up. Drawn largely from asset and facilities management specialists, the delegates will represent a broad spread of public sector organisations, including central and local government, education, NHS and the emergency services.






For more information, please visit http://gsl.publicsectorconnect.org

Wednesday 12th March 2014, QEII Conference Centre, London SW1P 3EE

The Troubled Families Programme is a hugely ambitious initiative designed to turn around the lives of 120,000 of our most challenging and resource consuming families. With each family costing the public sector around £75,000 per year the economic argument for a radical change in approach is straightforward, focusing on prevention via a holistic, collaborative approach led by local authorities working closely with colleagues in education, police, health and third sector.



This conference will bring together the key players in the programme from all areas of public service, the voluntary and charitable sector and their partner organisations. It will create a perfect environment for all attendees to learn from best practice case studies, hear about new and innovative strategies and to build upon existing networks within and beyond their own sectors.

 



For more information, please visit http://troubledfamilies.publicsectorconnect.org

Tuesday 4th February 2014, Royal Armouries, Leeds LS10 1LT

There are currently 12 pilots running under the One Public Estate programme, each one designed to encourage local councils to work with central government and other public sector organisations to share buildings and re-use or release surplus property and land. Whilst maintaining the emphasis on securing maximum efficiencies from its property and land assets a key aim of the programme is to use public sector estates strategies to aid and drive local and regional regeneration and growth.


This year's Government Property conference, the 14th in an unbroken series, will explore how these pilots are meeting their objectives, the obstacles they have experienced, the solutions they have developed and the organisations whose expertise has helped them on the way and how all this information can be taken by you to benefit your organisation, local area and region.


For more information, please visit http://govprop2014.publicsectorconnect.org

Tuesday 10th December 2013, Hotel Russell, London WC1B 5BE

NAMDET's initial conference in Birmingham last year was a huge success and both NAMDET members who attended and manufacturers who exhibited have been asking when our next event would be.
We are proud to announce that this not to be missed event in December will again be aimed at all involved with medical device education and training. It will include an exhibition and conference which will be intensely relevant to members’ interests and responsibilities.
One of the most important areas to be covered will be NAMDET and the future which will be your opportunity to engage and ask questions; if you have ideas or queries then this is your opportunity to have them acknowledged and answered.
The series of presentations from expert practitioners and allied exhibition gives delegates the opportunity to get hands-on with products and to see practical demonstrations before taking their knowledge back to share with colleagues within their own organisations.




For more information, please visit http://namdet2013.publicsectorconnect.org

Wednesday 27th November 2013, Hotel Russell, London WC1B 5BE


As time gallops by what was recently considered to be 'new' all too quickly becomes commonplace and is widely accepted as the norm and this is never more true than in the field of ICT. So why, after two highly successful conferences (2011 and 2012) have we decided to continue to use 'New Ways of Working' in the title for the 2013 conference?


The answer is as simple as it is self-evidently true: in order to keep up with the pace of development in the fields of technology, client expectation, government policy and workforce change the UK public sector must continuously strive to develop new, better, more cost effective and different solutions to the challenges that it faces. More and more often these solutions are technology based, with an underlying emphasis on the process, behaviour and culture changes needed to realise the full potential inherent in the technology.


It is also the case that a solution not adopted for very good reasons some time ago may well find that its time has come and although not in the strictest sense 'new' should perhaps be viewed as an apt solution to a new challenge.


As Darwin said "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change"



For more information, please visit http://nwow2013.publicsectorconnect.org

Wednesday 20th November 2013, Colston Hall, Bristol BS1 5AR

Building on the success of the last two year's conferences we are delighted to bring you Local Authority Estate Management 2013. Join your peers from across public sector as we explore the key issues faced by local authority property specialists and the challenges and opportunities they are presented with by the increasing emphasis that is being placed on collaboration with an ever widening range of public, private and third sector organisations.

For more information, please visit http://laestates.publicsectorconnect.org

Thursday 19th September 2013, QEII Conference Centre, London SW1P 3EE

NHS property professionals are facing challenges from all directions. In common with their colleagues from other public sector organisations they are confronted with calls to reduce the size and cost of the estate, improve its sustainability and at the same time improve the services which are delivered from it. All this against a background of austerity measures combined with increasing public demand and an ever more complex technical infrastructure which needs to be housed.

The NHS Property 2013 Conference will address these issues and much more, building on the success of last year's conference. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from the influential keynote speakers, take part in work sessions covering case-studies, network with their peers from UK wide healthcare organisations and speak with expert solution providers.



For more information, please visit http://nhsproperty2013.publicsectorconnect.org

Wednesday 5th June 2013, Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow

Let’s for one moment look at just some of the factors that must be considered and acted upon by Scotland’s public sector property professionals –


•    Calls for greater efficiencies across the estate.
•    Changes to type and scope of public service delivery.
•    Increasing energy cost.
•    Greater pressure to reduce environmental impact of the estate.
•    Changing demographics of the citizen/client base.
•    The need to house ever more complex technical equipment.
•    Increased calls for co-location.
•    Rationalisation of the estate against a background of low property values.


You are cordially invited to join us on 5th June, 2013 as we explore these and many other issues, hearing from experts from both public and private sectors and having the opportunity to directly engage with them in open discussion.  Our unique ‘Question time’ opening plenary session featuring a range of expertise from all parts of the public and private sectors will be followed by a number of focussed and informative breakout sessions, each one designed to deliver the maximum learning and benefit to its attendees.

We look forward to welcoming you to what will be a most rewarding day and one which will provide excellent value for your time.


For more information, please visit http://propertyscotland2013.publicsectorconnect.org

Thursday 2nd May 2013, QEII Conference Centre, Westminster SW1P 3EE

We are delighted to be staging the second national Public Services Network Summit and to once again be working closely with the Cabinet Office and PSNGB. Whilst the 2012 Summit concentrated on how the PSN could drive business benefit and on building the business case, 2013 will home in on the practical transitional issues and will also start to explore the opportunities and obstacles to full benefit realisation.


Join us as we explore what’s new in PSN frameworks, how to transition from GCF to PSN, effective governance in regional aggregations and much more.  Build and renew your networks with your peers from across public and private sectors whilst at the same time gaining new insights into supplier capacities and capabilities.



We look forward to welcoming you to what we are sure will be a very informative and enjoyable day.


For more information, please visit http://psnsummit2013.publicsectorconnect.org

Wednesday 17th April 2013, Radisson Blu, Glasgow G2 8DL

Following on from the successful April 2012 conference where we played host to circa 250 public sector delegates, we are pleased to announce that New Ways of Working Scotland will once again be staged at Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow.

The pace of change across and within public sector organisations has never been greater and the imperative to manage that change for the benefit of the citizen and the economy as a whole has never been more vital.  Join us as we examine how more collaboration, culture change, innovations in IT, greater remote and flexible working, better data security, new service models and much more can transform public services and pave the way for preventative action and potential economic benefit for communities and the nation as a whole.


For more information, please visit http://nwowscotland2013.publicsectorconnect.org

Thursday 7th February 2013, RNCM Manchester M13 9RD

Despite the many acknowledged differences, the public sector within each of the home nations faces a common challege -  how to design and deliver a fit for purpose estate that supports the business in question against a background of competing resources, with little or no new money.  Clearly, given the potential for transformation of services and the structures that underpin them estates professionals will not be working in isolation.  It is vital that there is an ever closer working relationship between the key disciplines such as HR, ICT, Finance and Property if organisations are to meet the requirement of doing more with less.

Whether reducing or remodelling the estate property professionals will need to ensure that for the organisation it's 'business as usual', by managing individual projects and working more closely in internal and external collaboration with other disciplines and sectors.

'Government Property 2013: Aligning National Strategies' will be a must attend event for anyone who is involved with change management, property asset management, FM, IT as an enabler of change, efficiency, corporate services or finance.  Attracting middle and senior managers from all areas of public service within England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales this event will create a unique learning and networking opportunity.


For more information, please visit http://govprop2013.publicsectorconnect.org

Wednesday 12th September 2012, QEII Conference Centre, Westminster

The Public Services Network (PSN) will soon be a reality, but what will it mean for public bodies? Once an organisation has been certified as being PSN compliant what benefits can be expected? How will PSN facilitate easier shared service arrangements, flexible working, reduced office accommodation and greater efficiencies in costs of services? Should an organisation sign up to PSN and when can it expect to start saving money?

The PSN Summit - Driving Business Benefits attracted circa 300 senior figures from Central Government, Local Government, NHS, blue light services and the Third Sector to hear presentations from the Cabinet Office, the CIO Council, Government Procurement Service and industry experts from PSNGB and other private sector specialists.

For full details please visit the agenda and speaker pages...



For more information, please visit http://psnsummit.publicsectorconnect.org

Tuesday 5th March, Hotel Russell, London WC1B 5BE

This event will focus on some of the common problems encountered in the use of infusion pumps and associated devices and is designed to offer advice, good practice case studies and an opportunity to get 'hands on' with the very latest in this range of medical devices.

Each year thousands of medical device adverse incidents are reported to the regulatory body, the MHRA.  Infusion pumps and their associated devices often feature in a high number of these incidents. It is a fact that many of these incidents are caused by user error and this risk factor can be substantially reduced by the right training and the promotion of greater awareness.

For more information, please visit http://reducingrisk.publicsectorconnect.org

Monday 19th November, QEII Conference Centre, Westminster

In November 2011 we explored what lay behind the explosion of interest across public sector in new ways of working and played host to circa 300 public delegates who were equally keen to learn more.

Since then we have continued to research into this hugely significant trend and in November 2012 we once again greeted delegates from the worlds of HR, IT, Property and Finance representing Central and Local Government, the NHS, blue light services and a broad array of third sector organisations.

The pace of change has never been greater and the imperative to manage that change never more important. Work sessions explored culture change, innovations in remote and flexible working, security, new ways of delivering services, new services, challenges to property management, financial model options and much more. Delegates mixed with their peers from across the public and third sectors, extended their networks and heard real case studies to benefit from valuable lessons learned.



For more information, please visit http://nwow2012.publicsectorconnect.org
Current Events
HSCN Summit North 2017

Wednesday 25th October
NHS Property 2017

Wednesday 22nd November