Introducing InnovaLive: Virtual CPD sessions for free online learning

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our free online training service – InnovaLive!

After running in-person CPD (continuing professional development) sessions for the past seven years, the team decided it was about time we made our training sessions accessible online.

Unfortunately, many conferences, networking events, and other training opportunities are cancelled for the foreseeable future. To set up InnovaLive, we’ve taken everything that’s great about attending a seminar and brought it online. So, you can continue your professional development wherever you are.

Learn more about our upcoming training events and what’s included in InnovaLive CPD sessions:

What is InnovaLive?

InnovaLive is live online training delivered by specialists from the Innova Care Concepts team.

The training takes place via Zoom and follows the format of a CPD session. You can ask questions at any time – the sessions are designed to be interactive and practical!

We will share case studies, videos, component samples, design samples, best practices and more. Everything is tailored to the specific training topic.

Each CPD series will focus on a different aspect of designing, specifying, building, maintaining, or improving care environments.

When is the first virtual CPD session?

Our first virtual CPD session is at 2pm on Tuesday 12th May! It is a one-hour training session lead by Bob Oliver, our hoist and hydrotherapy pool specialist.

The topic is ‘Incorporating patient hoists and hydrotherapy pools into healthcare environments.’

Banner for first InnovaLive CPD Training 12th May

We will be running the same session again at 2pm on Tuesday 19th May and 2pm on Wednesday 27th May. So, don’t worry if you can’t make the first time slot!

Sign up for free

You can register for any of these upcoming sessions on Zoom. It’s completely free and you’ll receive a link to access the virtual meeting on the day.

Book a place for 2pm, Tuesday 12th May

Book a place for 2pm, Tuesday 19th May

Book a place for 2pm, Wednesday 27th May 

Hoists & Hydrotherapy Pools for Healthcare Environments CPD Schedule

Bob’s first CPD series will cover all the following topics:


  • Appropriate layouts for different rooms
  • Structural and load-bearing requirements
  • Track components and options
  • Considerations for different environments and user groups
  • Alternatives, such as the Integralift (the world’s only hidden patient lifting hoist!)


  • Benefits and use cases
  • Pool construction options
  • Design points for pool rooms and plant rooms
  • Creating a business case within the NHS
  • Structural design considerations
  • Overviews of water treatment and ongoing maintenance
Session summary for 'Incorporating patient hoists and hydrotherapy pools into healthcare envrionments' virtual CPD sessions

After attending, you will receive a certificate and a complimentary gift pack, including a free copy of our Specifier’s Guide to Healthcare Environments.

Who are these online training sessions for?

The first InnovaLive series – Incorporating patient hoists and hydrotherapy pools into healthcare environments – is aimed at architects and contractors. Although, the sessions may be of interest to anyone involved in patient hoist or hydrotherapy pool projects.

It is heavily focused on structural and design considerations. The goal is to help professionals involved in building or refurbishing healthcare facilities to incorporate this equipment safely and efficiently.

But we’ve already got plans for virtual CPD sessions on a range of other subjects! We have the skills and experience in-house to deliver online training for:

  • Case Management
  • Care Homes
  • Hospitals
  • Hospices
  • SEN Schools
  • Changing Places
  • Design
  • Equipment Maintenance

So, keep an eye on our training page to see when new InnovaLive sessions are added.

If you have any suggestions for a virtual CPD session you’d like to attend, please get in touch. We’re always happy to hear your ideas!

Why have we launched a training service?

As we mentioned previously, training is something we’ve done for years. We’ve been running CPD sessions since 2013 and we’ve always provided full user training for all our equipment.

Launching InnovaLive allows us to offer training to even more people! Bob summed up the decision when talking about his first upcoming virtual CPD:

“It doesn’t matter how many projects you’ve worked on, there’s always more to learn. Every user group and setting has its own specific requirements.

Sharing these experiences and best practices across the industry helps everyone to create better care environments. That’s why we started offering CPD in the first place. Now, finding ways to future-proof care facilities and improve quality of life for care givers and patients feels more important than ever.

Launching InnovaLive lets us take all the practical, interactive aspects of our CPD sessions – like case studies, video, Q&A, component samples – and bring them online. We can share information with more people in the industry and make continued professional development accessible wherever they are.”

In short, it’s part of our mission to help others create world-leading healthcare environments.