NHS Property 2023

‘Creating an estate fit for the future’

Wednesday 8th November 2023

One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA


We are pleased to announce that the NHS Property conference is back for it’s 13th year again at the beautiful One Great George Street venue in Westminster (The Institute of Civil Engineers). The focus for this year will be ‘Creating an estate fit for the future‘. Circa 150 NHS property professionals will meet on the 8th November for a day of learning, discussions and networking featuring speakers from event partners NHS Property Services and Community Health Partnerships along with the wider public sector and expert service providers from the private sector.

Delegate places are free of charge for all property professionals employed within the UK public sector*. Places will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and must be booked in advance.

Conference Agenda

Wednesday 8th November 2023, One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA

Subject matters to be covered include (but not limited to):

  • Driving efficiencies and estate optimisation – a case study from Mount Gould, Plymouth
  • RAAC (Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) – surveying and remediation
  • Population Health Management Driven Estate Strategy – a case study from NHSPS & NHS Sussex
  • Hiding in plain sight?  Are the answers to England’s primary care reforms and funding model questions already answered in Scotland?
  • Legal update
  • Keyworker Housing
  • Tackling Health Inequalities
  • Back-log maintenance
  • Accelerate estate digitalisation with cellular connectivity
  • Accessibility and maintenance
  • Moving care in to the community
  • Rates revaluation
  • Hybrid and hubs

Agenda may be subject to change and will be updated regularly

Plenary Speakers

NHS Property 2023 – Wednesday 8th November 2023, One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA

Conference Chair: Dave Sweeney

Executive Director of Partnerships

Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership

Dave is a multi-award-winning commissioner with 21 years’ experience working in NHS and Local Authority transformation and various levels of change management. He is passionate about mental wellbeing, social movement and harnessing the power of communities. In December 2016 Dave picked up an NHS Leadership Award for ‘Service Development and Innovation’. He graduated from and is part of the alumni from the Yale Global Leadership program on behalf of Cheshire and Merseyside.

In 2017 Dave left his Chief Officer role at NHS Halton CCG to help build the vision/design the implementation for Cheshire and Merseyside STP, a challenging role that covered 12 CCGs and 9 places. He designed the 10 point plan that was adopted across all places to support successful place integrated implementation. Dave spent 3 years working as Public Sector Director for Renover, ensuring the connectivity to ensure optimisation of NHS estate.

Dave is now a Director in the newly established NHS Cheshire and Merseyside and leads on Sustainability and a wide range of system aspects including the Green plan and implementing place and scale opportunities to meet the net zero targets. In summer of 2022 Dave was honoured to be named as the new Chair for Liverpool and Sefton Health Partnership Board.

James Page

Relationship Partner

NHS Property Services

James (MRICS) has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, spanning healthcare, local authority, private practice and educational settings. In 2016 he joined NHS Property Services (NHSPS) and has been supporting the service-led requirements of healthcare systems in his strategic property role.

Working within consultancy for ten years, James supported a range of NHS, local authority and government departments, developing disposal and investment strategies together with landlord and tenant support.

At NHSPS James has supported healthcare economies with estates initiatives, the progression of major NHSPS projects and estate strategies, moving most recently into a regional partnership role. In his current role as Regional Partnership Director for the South West, James works with Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships and Integrated Care Systems across the region to deliver key estate requirements that support clinical strategies and actively working with NHSPS teams across all functions of the organisation to deliver estate transformation.

Simon Waters

Regional Director South

Community Health Partnerships

Simon is an experienced professional currently serving as the Southern Regional Director for Community Health Partnerships (CHP). In this capacity, he plays a vital role in overseeing regional strategic engagement and stakeholder management across various healthcare economies. Simon also serves as a director on ten specialised health and social care Public Private Partnerships, responsible for managing a substantial £350 million regional investment portfolio, comprising 33 facilities in primary care, community, and mental health sectors.

With a career spanning more than 25 years, Simon’s background is rooted in construction management. He has honed his expertise in the design, construction, financing, and operation of estates infrastructure, with a particular focus on healthcare. Beyond his operational responsibilities, Simon is dedicated to advancing CHP’s national Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, contributing to policy development and positioning CHP as a champion of community wealth, social value, sustainability, and staff well-being. Simon combines strategic acumen, construction proficiency, and a deep commitment to social responsibility in his influential healthcare leadership role.

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Session speakers and panel members

Matt Etherington

Matrix Booking

Laura Garnham

Strategic Portfolio Manager

Community Health Partnerships

As a Strategic Development Lead at Community Health Partnerships in the Strategic Business Development team, with over 12 years’ experience in the health sector, a masters in Planning Buildings for Health and a Better Business Cases practitioner, Laura works with commissioners and providers to deliver strategic analysis, programmes and long-term planning that focuses on identifying strategic estate solutions to support the efficient delivery of healthcare services.

Laura has focused her time over the past few years on the delivery of NHS England’s National Primary Care Data Gathering Programme, with an emphasis on development of national data analysis and planning tools hosted via the SHAPE platform, and an interlinked national PCN Strategy Planning Toolkit that enables Primary Care Networks to integrate clinical and estates planning in an evidence-based approach to support wider system planning.

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John Harness FIHEEM

Estates Advisor to Lincolnshire ICS and (Formerly) NHS England Midlands Region 

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Fouzia Harrington

Programme Director (West Sussex Strategy)

NHS Sussex

Nikki Hopkins

Business Delivery Programme Director

Community Health Partnerships

With over 20 years’ experience in the health and social care property sectors, Nikki understands how to make change happen by working with clients and partners to realise their estates vision, transforming places and unlocking potential. In the past Nikki’s led on several new-build development projects including an award winning £24m integrated primary and community health care facility, in my hometown of Coventry.

Having worked in the sector creating innovative high-quality estate, Nikki will now be leading a national strategic planning programme to fully understand the capacity and capability of our infrastructure to deliver the health care services of the future. This is seen as the start of an exciting national strategic health planning journey, the likes of which have never been tackled on this scale before.

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Jon Murphy

Primary Care Estates, Commercial Directorate

NHS England

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Duane Passman

Experienced NHS Programme and Project Director

Susan Swaffer

Head of Relationship Management South

NHS Property Services

Susan has over 20 years’ experience managing complex property portfolios in both public and private sectors. As Regional Partnership Director at NHSPS she works with NHS organisations in the South East of England to deliver transformational projects for the NHS estate.

Susan works with Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) in the South East region to better understand their clinical strategies and estate needs. She provides the right support to ensure delivery of key projects.

In previous roles Susan managed a varied portfolio as a Senior Property Manager at Kent County Council, and more recently at a niche consultancy specialising in supporting educational establishments to develop sites via enabling schemes.

Susan has a BSc Hons in Urban Estate Management, is a Member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and is a Better Business Case (5 case model) Practitioner.

Howard Williams

Partner – Healthcare and NHS Assets

Montagu Evans

Howard has over 18 years of experience working with NHS clients and assisting them with rationalisation programs of surplus land and buildings. His work on housing schemes, care homes, senior living developments and key worker housing has given him an understanding of the key value drivers in these sectors.

Often taking projects through from cradle to completion for NHS clients, Howard has a unique and unrivalled in-depth experience of the NHS; understanding their needs for delivering the best value in accordance with the NHS estate code.

Howard is an RICS Registered Valuer and has previously authored Estate Strategies as well as inputting into the outline and full business cases supporting the disposal of NHS land and buildings.

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Event Timetable

NHS Property 2023 – Wednesday 8th November 2023, One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA

08:30 – 09:30 Registration, refreshments and networking

09:3010:45 Plenary and Q&A

10:45 – 11:15 Refreshments and networking

11:10 – 11:40 – Choose to attend one of 2 breakout sessions:

11:45 – 12:15 – Choose to attend one of 2 breakout sessions:

12:20 – 12:50 – Choose to attend one of 2 breakout sessions:

12:50 – 13:40 Lunch and networking

13:40 – 15:10 – Presentations

15:10 – 15:30 Refreshments and networking

15:30 – 16:30 – Presentations, panel debate, Q&A and Chair’s closing remarks

16:30 Drinks Reception (to be confirmed)

17:30 Conference Close

Please note agenda will be updated regularly, speakers, subject matter and timings may be subject to change

Venue, Travel & Hotels – One Great George Street

NHS Property 2023 – Wednesday 8th November 2023, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA

Venue Information

Set in a magnificent Grade II listed, four-domed, Edwardian building the conference centre is very close to the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and St James’s Park.

One Great George Street

Venue Tel: 020 7665 2323

E-mail: info@onegreatgeorgestreet.com

Website: http://www.onegreatgeorgestreet.com/

How to Reach Us

By London Underground
Both Westminster (Exit 6) on the District, Circle and Jubilee lines, and St James’s Park on the District and Circle lines, are just 5 minutes walk away. For more information, visit the Transport for London website.

Walking Directions from Westminster Tube (exit 6)
When you arrive at the top of the stairs you will be on Whitehall. Turn around (as if you were to walk back down the stairs) you are now facing Parliament Square. Walk around to the right onto Great George Street until you come to two sets of traffic lights. Cross over both and continue walking straight down Great George Street for about 1 minute. One Great George Street is the last building on the corner of Great George Street and Storey’s Gate. The building is also the home of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Disabled Parking
The nearest Blue Badge disabled parking bay is located on Matthew Parker Street (drive down Storey’s Gate to the west of the venue and take the second right). Alternatively, a little further away, there are bays on Old Queen Street and Queen Anne’s Gate. These Blue Badge bays offer free parking for up to 4 hours between 08.30 and 18.30 Mon-Fri and unlimited parking at any other time. Please see Westminster Council‘s website for further information.

By River
A River Bus Service runs every 20 minutes during peak time from Embankment to Woolwich Arsenal; the nearest pier to us is the London Eye.

By Car
The nearest car parks provided by Q-Park are located in Abingdon Street and on the south side of Trafalgar Square. Limited meter parking is also available in and around adjacent streets.

By Bicycle
The nearest TFL bike hire docking station is 0.4miles away on Abby Orchard Street. Click on the Cycle for Hire website and type in our post code SW1P 3AA. If your bike folds our cloak room can hold approximately 5 bikes at one time.

By Rail
London’s mainline stations at Waterloo, Victoria and Charing Cross are minutes away by foot or by Underground. For further information visit the National Rail website.

By Bus
Numerous bus routes pass within a 1-2 minute walk of One Great George Street. Bus routes stopping near Parliament Square include: 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 87, 88, 148, 159, 211 and 453. For further information visit the Transport for London website.

GPS co-ordinates
Main entrance – 51 30.0822 N and 0 07.7500 W and Princes Mews – 51 30.0420 N and 0 07.7185 W

Congestion Charge
One Great George Street lies within the charging area. For more information, including charges, visit the Transport for London website.


There are many hotels near the venue to suit a range of budgets:

Contact Us

Delegate Enquiries (Including Bookings)

Georgia Richardson – Conference Manager
– 0161 482 7853

Exhibition & Sponsorship Enquiries

Sharon Quinn – Head of Business Development
– 0161 482 7859

Conference Logistics & Presentation & Print Enquiries

Georgia Richardson – Conference Manager
– 0161 482 7853


– 0161 482 7853


Public Sector Connect Ltd
Lockside Mill
St Martins Road

(please note this is the organisers business address – NOT the venue for the event)