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European Healthcare Design 2020

14–18 September 2020
Preliminary Programme

We’re excited to announce the relaunch of the Preliminary Programme for the 6th European Healthcare Design 2020 Congress, rescheduled to 14-18 September 2020 and now taking place entirely in a ‘virtual’ setting. To access the virtual events site, click on this story and then the link in the first line.

Preliminary Programme

In direct response to the pandemic, we are excited to announce the launch of the programme for the COVID-19 Global Healthcare Design Summit: A New Paradigm, fully integrated into the 6th European Healthcare Design Congress.


The official shortlist for the European Healthcare Design Awards 2020 has been announced, following a highly contested competition and intensive judging process.


In this keynote, Geoff shares some of Nesta’s work on influencing the social and behavioural aspects of health and some past work on mapping value in the built environment, so that planning decisions can better support physical and mental health.

Planetary health

This keynote talk looks at planetary health – a new field of study rooted in understanding the interdependencies of human and natural systems – and how healthcare relates to it.


Since the medical revolution in the mid-19th century, innovation has driven healthcare market developments and contributed to growing budgets. This keynote talk considers the importance of professional culture and cross-cultural sensitivity in healthcare.

Healthy Cities

This paper will discuss various design approaches to treating the health issues of a multi-generational population through connecting healthy building principles with broader placemaking and housing policies.

Quality improvement

The authors will explore the role of design intuition, especially as it relates to support for, or challenges to, an evidence-based decision model.

New models of care

With commissioners, providers and the public hoping to make the most of integrated healthcare in the future, how can professionals responsible for developing healthcare estate ensure integrated care has the best physical framework in which to operate? This talk provides some answers.

Systems design

The world is facing a global healthcare workforce crisis and a future of too much work with too few workers – but design principles can, if well implemented, help alleviate the growing demographic and health challenges.


Mind-enhancing environments, intelligence assemblies, and collective intelligence were some of the design innovations that formed the basis of a stirring keynote address from Geoff Mulgan, chief executive of innovation fund Nesta, at the European Healthcare Design 2019 Congress last week.

Planetary health

Successive generations have benefitted in extraordinary fashion from the exploitation of the planet’s natural resources, but in doing so, future generations’ ability to enjoy the same benefits may have been squandered.

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Endorsing partners

  • Media partner: HealthManagement.org
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
  • North Bristol NHS Trust
  • Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Building Blocks for Clinicians
  • The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
  • Sykehusbygg HF (Norwegian Hospital Construction Agency)
  • University of Greenwich
  • European Health Property Network
  • Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
  • Australian Health Design Council
  • Design Council
  • Essentia at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
  • Paintings in Hospitals
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe
Sponsors and exhibitors

  • WSP
  • HLM Architects
  • Llewelyn Davies
  • Archus
  • Medical Architecture
  • Ryder Architecture
  • HDR
  • Stantec
  • University College London
  • Mott MacDonald Ltd
  • NHS Property Services
  • Guldmann
  • Art in Site
  • Halton
  • Visualite
  • Static Systems Group
  • Brandon Medical
  • Veritas Medical Solutions
  • Sky Factory
  • Arjo UK
  • Sky Inside
  • MTS Health Ltd
Award Sponsors

  • Integrated Health Projects
  • Integrated Health Projects
  • Medical Architecture
  • Hoare Lea
  • WSP