Health Infrastructure Plan: A new, strategic approach to improving our hospitals and health infrastructure – Department of Health and Social Care

The health infrastructure plan (HIP) will deliver a long-term, rolling 5-year programme of investment in health infrastructure, including capital to: build new hospitals modernise the primary care estate improve mental health facilities invest in new diagnostics and technology help eradicate

Delivering same-sex accommodation – NHS England and NHS Improvement

NHS England guidance updated to reflect current patient pathways, including further definition of what is and is not a mixed-sex accommodation breach and circumstances in which mixing may be justified and therefore not constitute a breach.

Health care’s climate footprint: how the health sector contributes to the global climate crisis and opportunities for action – Health Care Without Harm

Health Care Without Harm report suggesting if the global health care sector were a country it would be the fifth-largest greenhouse gas emitter on the planet. The report finds health care’s footprint is equivalent to 4.4 per cent of global

The ‘make do and mend’ health service: solving the NHS’ capital crisis – Institute for Public Policy Research

Institute for Public Policy Research report finding that, compared to similarly advanced economies, the NHS has had historically low levels of capital investment The report recommends a new settlement to fund capital and support transformation totalling £5.6 billion per year

Change or collapse: Lessons from the drive to reform health and social care in Northern Ireland – Nuffield Trust

The health and social care system in Northern Ireland has seen seven fundamental reviews setting out major changes of direction in the last 20 years. Each has delivered a similar verdict: the country needs to reduce its reliance on hospitals,

Investigation into NHS Property Services Limited – National Audit Office

National Audit Office report looking at NHS Property Services Limited (the Service) a company wholly owned by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, established in December 2011 to manage NHS property. This report finds that, to a

NHS Property: Guidance for NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts on requesting transfers of estate in the ownership of NHS property companies – NHS England

Guidance for NHS trusts and foundation trusts on requesting transfers of estate owned by NHS Property Services and Community Health Partnerships.  This guidance sets out: the reasons for allowing trusts to request transfers of properties from property companies that are owned

Patients’ views on making best use of GP premises – The Patient’s Association

Report that finds that patients are concerned about various internal and external aspects of their local GP practice premises. The report outlines patients’ views based on an online survey and four focus groups aiming to establish the importance of the physical

Health and Sustainabilty Factsheet 1: March 2009: Waste Management: Public Health Perspectives on Mechanical Biological Treatment -Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

This issue of the Health and Sustainability fact sheet covers the issue of waste managment looking at public health perspectives on mechanical biological treatment (MBT) of waste. MBT is a generic term used to describe the amalgamation of several mechanical and biological processes,

How to produce a Sustainable Development Management Plan (SDMP) – The Sustainable Development Unit and NHS Improvement

Organisations have a duty to protect the health of future generations by reducing carbon emissions and combating climate change. The health and care system reduced emissions by 18.5% up to 2017. While this is good progress, it is still behind

Housing, planning and homelessness: Moving the conversation on – Local Government Association

In life every one of us needs a stable and secure home, it is central to leading healthy, fulfilled and productive lives. But for too many people housing is unavailable, unaffordable, or not appropriate for what they need. Aheald of

Developing robust estates strategies: Challenges and opportunities: (Briefing) – The Nuffield Trust

The NHS has recognised that the development of integrated care systems requires a significant change to the way planning and resourcing estates has been undertaken. Rather than the conventional institution-based approach, planning and managing assets has to be managed on

NHS operational productivity: unwarranted variations Mental health services Community health services – NHS Improvement

This report from the Carter review has looked at the productivity and efficiency of mental health and community health services. It has done so in the context of the Five Year Forward View and its delivery plan which are clear that these

Less waste, more health: A health professional’s guide to reducing waste – Royal College of Physicians

This report report explains how health professionals can positively influence societal health and wellbeing by making simple changes to the procurement and disposal of medical supplies. It offers case studies and 12 recommendations setting out how everyone from individual to

The Government response to the Naylor review – Department of Health and Social Care

Government response to the Naylor review that outlines a range of measures that it and its national partners are taking to improve strategic estates planning and management and to deliver a programme of investment in buildings and technology across the NHS.

A design diagnosis: reinvigorating the primary care estate – Reform

Report form the Think Tank Reform sponsored by Assura who claim to be the UK’s leading healthcare Real Estate Investment Trust suggesting that  that private sector finance can upgrade the primary care estate at value for money for the taxpayer. Private

PFI and PF2: HM Treasury – National Audit Office

National Audit Office briefing on the rationale, costs and benefits of the Private Finance Initiative; the use of and impact of PFI, and ability to make savings from operational contracts; and the introduction of PF2. There are currently over 700 operational

Inpatient Provision for Children and Young People with Mental Health Problems – Education Policy Institute

Report from the Education Policy Institute that considers the state of child and adolescent mental health inpatient services in England. It explores the latest evidence and NHS data on admissions, quality of care, staffing and capacity. It highlights the following challenges

Health Building Note 03-02: Facilities for child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) – Department of Health

This guidance covers the design of CAMHS accommodation for children and young people aged up to 18 years. It provides full descriptions of rooms that are specific to CAMHS and are not contained in other health building notes. The schedule