The NHS Confederation has challenged the construction industry to create a new generation of affordable, flexible primary care facilities.

The confederation is working with HSJ and construction trade show BEST to encourage innovation in healthcare construction.

A confederation spokesperson said: “We challenge the construction industry to demonstrate how it can create next generation primary care facilities that are affordable, flexible and deliver on the needs of both patients and practitioners alike.” 

BEST will be held at the Birmingham NEC on 17-20 October 2010. For details, see