Partners & Supporters
Good design can help to heal, but transforming mental-health facilities needs collaboration and teamwork. That’s our network’s purpose. Back in 2005, health professionals and designers started to work together. We encouraged service user involvement and soon our network began to grow. Now we’re a positive force for change with membership open to anyone with an interest in our work – from architects to nursing staff, from building contractors to service-users. We offer access to shared ideas and a forum for discussion. We provide access to cutting-edge research and education and encourage stakeholders to become active in creating better healthcare environments.Visit Website
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The Kingsway Group are specialist doorset and hardware manufacturers for the challenging mental health sector.
Our ethos of innovative design collaboration ensures we bring products for people who care, satisfying every need, and are certified, tested and proven to our offering. Our products are designed to work in a variety of care environments around the globe after being designed and crafted by professionals.
Our solutions include a range of fit for purpose anti-ligature and anti-barricade products which have been manufactured to the highest standards and have been proven to perform in the toughest and most challenging environments, including secure hospitals and prisons. The scope of our range covers handles, locksets, washroom fittings, privacy panels and general ancillary products.
Our project delivery philosophy of ‘define, refine and deliver’ means that the key project stakeholders are engaged and consulted through the process based on our vast experience of completed projects and current best practice. As thought leaders in behavioral healthcare environments we strive to push our best to something better.
The aim of Architects for Health is to promote and campaign for better healthcare environments through bringing together organisations and individuals who share an interest in excellence in the planning and design of healthcare facilities. Architects for Health is a non-profit making organisation for architects and any others who may share this aim. AfH is a RIBA linked society whose events are recognised for CPD accreditation. The annual programme of activities promotes a better understanding of current issues in health planning and design and keeps members informed across a whole range of topics in the health sector.Visit Website
NAPICU is a rapidly expanding organisation committed to developing and promoting the psychiatric intensive care speciality. The association was officially formed in 1998 although the roots lie 3 years previous
NAPICU aims to improve service user experience, outcome and promote staff support and development with PICUs/LSUs by:
- Improving mechanisms for the delivery of psychiatric intensive and low secure care
- Auditing effectiveness
- Promoting research, education, practice development
The association uses a number of tools and methods to meet these aims, including Quarterly Meetings; website; and the Annual Conference.
NAPICU publish their own Journal; Journal of Psychiatric Intensive Care and they are always looking for papers.
One of NAPICU’s strengths lies in the fact that it is a truly multidisciplinary clinician led organisation.Visit Website
National Association of Healthcare Fire Officers (NAHFO) is an organisation that acts as a national voice for all those associated with healthcare fire safety. Working closely with other organisations to promote the highest standards of fire safety within healthcare environments. NAHFO has been established for over 30 years and in this time its members helped to shape the guidance and legislation used in healthcare today.
Health Business, Published bi-monthly, occupies a unique position- it is ideally placed to promote private sector products and services directly to the people within the Health Service that make purchasing decisions. Health Business Magazine is distributed by name and job title to Clinical Comissioning Groups, NHS Trusts, Ambulance trusts, Foundation Hospitals/Clinics. With Coverage to the complete range of organisations that run the NHS, and by providing informative and authoritive articles on the wide range of topics in healthcare management, Health Business offers organisations that supply the vast market an ideal platform to promote their products and services.
Safehinge Primera develop best in class products that improve people’s lives. We have more than 10 years’ experience designing, prototyping, testing, manufacturing and delivering award-winning products.
Today, our anti-ligature handles and override locksets are used by over 80% of NHS care providers, while our range of Symphony Doorsets for Mental Health are widely used across the UK – balancing aesthetics with safety and robustness to create an inclusive environment that aids recovery.
Our en-suite door – which won Product Innovation of the Year in 2017 – was commended as “lifesaving” by DIMHN judges, while the Building Better Healthcare judges (2017) described it as “responding directly to a real need”.
Come and meet us at DIMHN 2018 – when we’ll be showcasing our anti-ligature door alarm, which uses weight sensing to detect abnormal loads on the door, not just the top.Visit Website
IHEEM is a Professional Engineering Institute, a specialist institute for the Healthcare Estates Sector. Promoting excellence in Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management and providing benefits to members to keep them up to date with developing technology and changing regulations.Visit Website