Back in May, the Department of Health and Social Care announced that five hospitals that were built using mostly reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) would be rebuilt by 2030 as part of the New Hospital Programme

NHS Providers recently published a report entitled: “No more sticking plasters: repairing and transforming the NHS estate”. HB investigates

NHS Digital recently published its Estates Returns Information Collection for 2021/22 which sets out information relating to the costs of providing and maintaining the NHS Estate including buildings, maintaining and equipping hospitals, the provision of services and the costs and consumption of utilities

Signage can bring real benefit to your organisation and it is a very cost-efficient way to do so. HB looks at the benefits of good signage

With winter well under way, road maintenance is more important than ever. With large hospital sites having a surprising amount of mileage, it’s a good idea to get ahead before the cold weather gets worse

With winter now well underway, with cold weather, rain and even snow, there is lots of facilities management work you can do to protect your properties. HB shares ten top tips for facilities management prep for winter

The North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative has a free-to-access Hard FM Framework known as Estates, Maintenance and Engineering Services (Hard FM) (NOE.0289)

The government has recently published its Government Property Strategy, which aims to make savings by selling off government property and making government buildings more efficient. Health Business examines the strategy and how it will work in practice in the NHS

Keeping a safe and well-run environment in healthcare settings has a direct bearing on patient safety and care, the wellbeing of the NHS workforce and that of the wider public. With products continuing to evolve, a focus on carbon reduction, and lessons learned during the peak of the pandemic, NHS Shared Business Services has renewed its Hard FM Framework to reflect the modern needs of healthcare settings

Made up of 154 suppliers of FM services, NHS Shared Business Services’ new Hard FM Framework includes a provision for low carbon supplier reporting

Expert Panel: Facilities Management

Health Business talks to Donna Brown about hygiene standards, sustainable healthcare, hospital food and fully integrated multi-service provision

Greater focus on ventilation hygiene now vital

Building managers will have to pay close attention to the cleanliness of their ventilation systems in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown, says the BESA

Facilities management and increasing IoT investment

Preston Gan asks whether the current state of facilities management in the NHS is ready for the investment of IoT, Big Data and AI

The facilities management opportunity: As long as a ball of wool

What can a car company teach us about facilities management in the healthcare sector? Peter Brogan explores

Impacts of LED lighting on patients’ health and well-being

Dr Cosmin Ticleanu, from the Building Research Establishment (BRE), analyses the impact of LED lighting on patients’ health and well-being


Event Diary

In an age characterised by rapid technological advancements, the Communication Technology Expo stands as a beacon of innovation, education, and connectivity. This annual event has become a pivotal gathering for tech enthusiasts, industry professionals, and curious minds eager to explore the ever-evolving landscape of communication technology. With a commitment to bridging the digital divide and fostering collaboration, the Communication Technology Expo has earned its reputation as a must-attend event in the world of technology.

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