Virtual Series

The HEFMA Virtual Series

Our exciting new digital webinar series.
Each event will be a fast-paced 90-minute power session tackling a single topic. 

Our programme includes:

  • JUN - Hospital Food Review in association with the Hospital Caterers Association
  • JUL - Sustainability
  • SEP - Digitisation
  • OCT - Workforce
  • NOV - Construction & Compliance


Exciting new Virtual Series for 2021

The first three events in HEFMA's series of digital seminars, focusing on the recommendations of the Independent Review of NHS Hospital Food, Sustainability and Digitisation were hugely successful. 

Logged-in members can watch recordings of both of these events in the My Region section of this website.

The remaining two events will focus on the other key workstreams identified in the Strategy to 2025: Compliance and Workforce. 

Details about future seminars will be available shortly. The programme for these is:

Workforce: October 7

Construction & Compliance: Nov 17

Bookings now open, please use the form below to book your place for any of these events.

Speaker & Sponsorship Opportunities

We have a limited number of sponsorship opportunities for companies wanting to engage with our delegates, including a coveted speaking opportunity.

For details of how your company can be involved, please call Louise Fuller on 01474 520240 or email [email protected]


Our Fourth Session: The Workforce, October 7 at 12 noon

The estates and facilities workforce is the topic for the third in our Virtual Series.

This 90-minute session is presented by HEFMA's National Vice-Chair and Workforce Lead, Geoff Neild, who will introduce four speakers. 

Sponsored by CBRE.


This session is free of charge to HEFMA members - book your place at the bottom of this page.

Our speakers:

Caroline Lowe

Caroline Lowe
Workforce HR System Manager, NHS England and NHS Improvement

NHS EFM Workforce Action Plan - building, developing and engaging our people

The session will give an overview of the new national EFM workforce team and outline how the NHS People Plan priorities align to our Workforce Action Plan which will be published this autumn.


Henry Majed

Henry Majed
Co-Founder, MyMynd

Emerging Stronger: Getting ahead of mental health and wellbeing in our new work environment

Pace of change and conflicting demands have created a new work environment. Employees feel isolated and uncertainty has amplified an existing mental health crisis in the workplace. But, we can emerge from this situation stronger than before to protect and enhance our most vital asset, the health and energy of people.


Dr Peter Farrell

Dr Peter Farrell
Programme Lead, University of Bolton

Recruitment for and upskilling the NHS Estates and Facilities workforce; the Facilities Management Apprenticeship degree

Brief details of the Level HE6 ST0410 Senior and Head of Facilities Management Apprenticeship degree will be provided, in the context that it is free to levy paying employers. An explanation will be given of a programme at Bolton, which will deliver the apprenticeship on a ‘semi-distance learning’ basis over three years.  


Gareth WalesGareth Wales
Business Unit Director, CBRE

The impact of Brexit and Covid on recruitment, training and retention of high quality staff

CBRE’s Healthcare Business Unit Director will provide an insight into the impact of and challenges associated with recruiting, training and retaining high quality staff post BREXIT and additional pressures following the Covid pandemic.

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HEFMAUK 1440598010933645313 HEFMA 22:Sep:2021 08:45:05 The digital edition of the Sept/Oct issue of HEFMA's Pulse magazine is now available - featuring details of all of our 2021 Award Winners, plus features on renewable energy, the PFI handback, cleaning standards, diversity and more