Building healthy communities: hospitals and healthcare

As the health service faces unprecedented operational challenges, evidence also mounts for the case to strengthen consideration of design. Increasingly we see that poorly-designed healthcare services and tools can have detrimental consequences while design-led innovation in healthcare can improve patient experience and clinical outcomes. 

Design can not only affect patient health, but also help staff recruitment and retention, and better enable the effective provision of care. We are faced with major global health challenges that need radical ideas. Design has some of the answers - real medical breakthroughs occur when people-centred design and scientific rigour collide. 

This panel discussion in partnership with the Museum of Architecture will explore the ways in which architects and designers are addressing the need for the built environment to provide safe, effective, high-quality places that can adapt to changing care patterns.

Speakers include:

- Chair: Christian Mazzi, leader of UK healthcare practice, Bain & Company

- Christopher Shaw, senior director at Medical Architecture

- Oliver Marlow, co-founder and creative director of Studio Tilt

Ann-Luoise Ward, chief operating officer at Maggie’s Centres

- John Cooper, founding director of JCA​

- Lily Jencks, founding director of Lily Jencks Studio

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A partnership between The Building Centre and  Museum of Architecture.