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European Healthcare Design 2018

Royal College of Physicians, London, UK,
11–13 June 2018
Awards Call for entries

The European Healthcare Design Awards 2018 have now been launched, with entries welcome across ten categories.

Delegate feedback

An online survey has found that nearly 98 per cent of delegates who attended this year’s European Healthcare Design (EHD) 2017 Congress & Exhibition rated it as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’.

Interior design

A competition to win £10,000 worth of clinical lighting solutions has been launched by innovative lighting technology company Visualite in partnership with SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange.

Empowering patients

Solutions to the healthcare challenges of the future cannot be developed by experts alone.

Personalised medicine

The 100,000 Genomes Project is a landmark programme bringing personalised medicine to the NHS and the world.

Cancer care

Maggie Keswick Jencks lived with advanced cancer for two years. During that time, she and her husband Charles Jencks worked closely with her medical team, which included oncology nurse Laura Lee, now Maggie’s chief executive, to develop a new approach to cancer care.

Views and perspectives

Bobby discusses the variation between how people in different countries rate their current healthcare services, and how this relates to their concern about the future of the services.


Up to a fifth of health expenditure makes little or no contribution to improving people’s health. In some cases, it even results in worse health outcomes.

The hospital in the city

A reorganisation of healthcare systems is needed to increase the provision of care at a local level, supporting the management of chronic disease and mental illness within primary care settings, and thus reducing the need for disruptive hospital interventions.

Quality improvement
Presenters: Kenneth Catchpole et al.
Access to nature
Presenters: David Allison et al.
EHD Awards 2017

The European Healthcare Design Congress 2017 was brought to a triumphant, yet poignant, conclusion yesterday (13 June) as the winners of the European Healthcare Design Awards were announced.

Quality improvement

Agnès Couffinhal, a senior economist at the OECD, gave a powerful and insightful keynote address on the subject of wasteful spending in healthcare systems.

Global health systems

There is little correlation between the level of concern people feel about their healthcare and actual health indicators, or actual expenditure on health, explained Bobby Duffy, managing director of Ipsos Mori’s social research institute.

European Healthcare Design 2018
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Endorsing partners

  • Design Council
  • The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
  • RIBA Architecture
  • Essentia at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
  • Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Construction Industry Council
  • Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sykehusbygg HF (Norwegian Hospital Construction Agency)
  • North Bristol NHS Trust
  • Medical Architecture Research Unit
  • European Health Property Network
  • University of Greenwich
  • Media partner: HealthManagement.org
Sponsors and exhibitors

  • WSP
  • HDR
  • Archus
  • MTS Health
  • Stantec Limited (UK)
  • V Guldmann
  • Art in Site
  • Veritas Medical Solutions
  • Visualite
  • Teal HealthCare
  • Vanguard Healthcare Solutions
  • Inpro Europe
  • Static Systems Group
Award Sponsors

  • Integrated Health Projects