We are a team of specialist healthcare planners with unrivalled experience and expertise in the planning and development of healthcare services and facilities. Our experience is founded on many years of work with a wide range of clients exclusively within the healthcare and related sectors. Our knowledge enables us to challenge, share, innovate and encourage best practice in the development of new services and facilities to support the ever changing and health caring environment.
Our clients benefit from receiving a bespoke and tailored scope of services that is specific to their needs and vision, made possible by the collective skills mix we are able to assemble – both in-house and via our established group of associates. This ‘build-a-team’ approach has proved extremely successful and enables us to offer a diverse and collaborative range of creative responses.
Inherent in our way of thinking and working is firstly the need to empathise with, and understand the client’s requirements in order to articulate and realise what is feasible and viable, the second is to develop appropriate and affordable proposals with the proper understanding of both the clinical processes and the procurement options. The overarching obligation upon everyone at SHP is the need to communicate clearly at every step of the way.
As a Founding Partner of SHP John has been providing consultancy services to the wider healthcare industry since formation in 1996 and has proven success in the planning and design of the full range of healthcare facilities. John was involved in the updating of the NHS design standards that are used throughout the world. He has been advising the Public and Private Sector in the PPP arena and actively contributed to the success of many schemes in the UK. He has also taken this knowledge in delivering the healthcare strategy for Turkey and other overseas health providers including becoming advisor on many of the schemes in Turkey.
List of Specific Expertise: Producing strategic estate plans for hospitals across the world; Ensuring designs are appropriate for the delivery of effective patient care;
Prior Work Experience: Prior to consulting for SHP, John was, for 10 years, a partner in Temple Cox Nicholls Architects, one of Birmingham’s leading Architectural practices, and part of the Aedas Group of Companies.
Degrees: John received his BSc Hons, BArch Kingston Upon Thames School of Architecture, FIHEEM – Fellow of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering & Estate Management.
Chris is a founding Partner of SHP. His primary function includes working directly with healthcare and facilities management personnel in the preparations of project briefs, developing models of care and patient pathways along with assessing functional content standards. In addition to the above, Chris has extensive experience in developing the estates component of Business Cases, defining Functional Requirements and Public Sector. Chris has also been actively involved in both UK and International healthcare projects.
List of Expertise: Developing Project Briefs, Models of Care, Patient Pathways, Functional Standards, Business Cases, SOA-Schedules of Accommodation, Stakeholder Engagement, Design Team peer reviews, Estates Strategies.
Prior Work Experience: Prior to the formation of SHP, Chris was an Associate of Abbey Hanson Rowe (Aedas) with employment for 12 years and previously a Principal Architect with the North West Regional Health Authority, being responsible for the co-ordination and preparation of hospital policies, standards and clinical planning.
Degrees: Chris received a BSc (1st class Honours), BArch (with Distinction), from the University of Wales, Cardiff; Registered with the UK Architects Registration Board (ARB); Member of the Association for Project Management (MAPM); Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
Huw is an Architect with considerable experience in the detailed planning and design of healthcare facilities including District General, University and Community Hospitals; Health Education & Research Facilities, Mental Health Facilities and Primary Care Facilities. Huw covers all work stages from concept studies demonstrating design visions with users, through preparation of project briefs, option appraisal, feasibility reports, utilisation studies and estate strategies.
Jeremy is a Partner of SHP and brings many years experience of developing hospital solutions in the UK and overseas, particularly in PFI (PPP), successfully combining design and construction together with facilities management and finance. He is skilled in bringing the Public Sector and Private Sector together, providing strategic input and challenging long-term operational matters.
Asiye joined SHP when the company opened its office, SHP Sağlık Tasarım Danışmanlığı, in Ankara, Turkey in 2014 in the role of Turkey Manager and fulfils the position after a long and wide experience with the British Embassy, UK Trade & Investment Department in Turkey. Asiye is responsible for the HVO High Value Opportunity projects in the Healthcare sector, the administration of all SHPs activity in Turkey and Internationally. Asiye has supported projects in developing solutions for Yozgat, Adana, Bursa, Elazığ, Izmir, Kocaeli and Ikitelli hospitals projects in Turkey. Asiye engages with the Turkish Ministry of Health and HM Diplomatic Missions in the International markets and is now advising and supporting projects on hospital developments in Italy, Singapore, Malta, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan.
List of Specific Expertise: Liaising with Ministries and Diplomatic Missions, Liaison point for International business, Board Liaison, Schedule Management, Gatekeeping, Website, Marketing & Public Relations.
Prior Work Experience: Prior to working with SHP, Asiye worked for HM British Embassy in Ankara, Turkey as UK Trade & Investment Adviser where she acted as a liaison point for the introduction of NHS healthcare companies to the Turkish market through the activities of UKTI/DIT and was also responsible of the HVO High Value Opportunity projects in the Healthcare sector.
Degrees: Computer Diploma from Chalmers Computer College, Melbourne – Australia.
Carolyn is a healthcare planner and brings over 30 years NHS operational and strategic managerial experience in FM, clinical support, estates development and capital planning. Carolyn has a proven track record of successful project management and has taken the lead on a number of large projects from inception, implementation commissioning and operation. Throughout her career Carolyn has managed large multi disciplinary teams of staff and has been responsible for implementing major service change particularly in facilities management.
Emma is a healthcare planner with 20 years NHS managerial experience at a strategic and operational level, including a range of Emergency, Acute Medical and Surgical Specialties, Community and Integrated Services; she has a passion for emergency and elderly care services and led the development and implementation of the award winning Supported Integrated Discharge service. Emma has been responsible for implementing major service change alongside delivery of operational performance targets.
Our associate Sue is a dynamic healthcare professional with extensive experience and a successful track record in the identification of strategic direction of both service and capital developments, the subsequent development of relevant project briefs, business cases, planning, project management and post-project evaluation. Sue brings unique insight to projects as a result of her experiences across a wide healthcare spectrum including nursing, Trust Board level management, capital planning, project planning, management, and procurement.
Specific Expertise: Project Briefs, Business Cases, Planning Project Management, Post-Project Evaluation, Capital Planning, Project Planning, Management, Procurement, Private Healthcare
Prior Work Experience: Prior to consulting for SHP, Sue worked for the NHS Estates Business Agency. Prior to that Sue worked at senior management and Trust Board level for Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust. Sue has also been a Matron at Nuffield Hospital.
Degrees: Sue received her MBA from the Open University, Diploma in Nursing (London), and trained as a Registered General Nurse at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.