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NHS Estates

NHS Estates are responsible for strategic development of a flexible and responsive environment for health and social care. Their publications include Health Technical Memorandums, Health Building Notes, design guides, circulars and Health Facilities Notes.

Publications available from:
The Stationery Office Ltd
PO Box 276
Nine Elms Lane
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SW8 5DR
UK
Tel: 0870 600 5522

Documents by this publisher

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Series details Title Year Status
A and E design evaluation. Evaluation of two proposed Accident and Emergency departments: Brent Emergency Care and Diagnostic Centre at Central Middlesex Hospital, and an exemplar plan 2004 Amber
A new generation of healthcare facilities - modernising the fabric of the NHS 2003 Amber
Access to health service premises: audit checklist 1998 Amber
Achieving energy efficiency in new hospitals (Archived historic document - relevant to time of production) 1994 Amber
Agreement for the appointment of clerks of work for construction projects in the National Health Service (incorporating amendments up to and including no 2, 1999) 1999 Amber
An exemplar operational risk management strategy 1997 Amber
Assets in action. An asset management guide for non-technical managers 2003 Green
Best client guide - good practice briefing and design manual 2002 Amber
Best client handbook for the management, briefing and procurement of capital schemes 2002 Amber
Best practice advice. Establishing and managing backlog 2004 Amber
Better by design: pursuit of excellence in healthcare buildings (Archived historic document - relevant to time of production) 1994 Amber
Better health buildings - good design is a commitment to a better quality of life for all 2002 Amber
Building better healthcare awards 2001 Amber
Capital investment manual (archived) 1995 Amber
Carbon/energy management in healthcare. Best practice advice for the NHS in England on meeting the mandatory carbon/energy targets - March 2000-March 2010 2004 Amber
Decontamination of surgical instruments in the NHS in England update report: A step change 2005 Amber
Decontamination review: Report on a survey of current decontamination practices in healthcare premises in England 2000 Amber
Decontamination technical manual. Process assessment tool 2000 Amber
Design for health. The impact of a new hospital environment on children, families and staff 2004 Amber
Designing for intermediate care: A symposium held at the Royal Institute of British Architects, Thursday 19th March 1998 1998 Amber
Developing an estate strategy. 2nd edition (archived) 2005 Amber
Developing an estate strategy - modernising the NHS 1999 Red
Developing capacity - estates and facilities in the NHS 2004 Amber
Diagnostic and treatment centres - ACAD, Central Middlesex Hospital - an evaluation (Archived historic document - relevant to time of production) 2001 Amber
Diagnostic and treatment centres - the way forward (Archived historic document - relevant to time of production) 2001 Amber
Encode 1 (Archived historic document - relevant to time of production) 1993 Amber
Encode 2 (Archived historic document - relevant to time of production) 1994 Amber
Engineering symbols and drawing conventions - a catalogue for use in healthcare premises 1992 Amber
Enhancing privacy and dignity - achieving single sex accommodation (Archived historic document - relevant to time of production) 2002 Amber
Environment for care. Proceedings from the NHS Estates September 2004 conference 2005 Amber
Exploring the patient environment. An NHS Estates workshop 2004 Amber
Framework guidance for the estates content of business cases (archived) 2004 Red
Guide to the engineering and construction contract. 2nd edition (archived) 1997 Red
Guide to the GC/Works/1 (edition 3) general conditions of contract for building and civil engineering 1997 Amber
Guide to the JCT intermediate form of building contract for works of simple content 1998 edition (as amended). 2nd edition 1999 Amber
Hazard notices 1994-2003 2003 Red
Health service circulars 1998-2001 2001 Red
Healthcare engineering into the next millennium: Proceedings of the 15th International congress of the International Federation of Hospital Engineering, Edinburgh, Scotland 15-19 June 1998 1998 Red
Healthcare waste minimisation - a compendium of good practice 2000 Amber
Housekeeping: a first guide to new, modern and dependable ward housekeeping services in the NHS (archived) 2001 Amber
How to cost a hospital. 2nd edition 2005 Red
How to cost a hospital 2001 Amber
Improving the patient experience. A place to die with dignity: creating a supportive environment 2005 Green
Improving the patient experience. Evaluation of the King's Fund's Enhancing the Healing Environment programme 2003 Amber
Improving the patient experience. Friendly healthcare environments for children and young people 2004 Amber
Improving the patient experience. The art of good health - a practical handbook 2002 Green
Improving the patient experience. The art of good health - using visual arts in healthcare 2002 Green
Improving the patient experience. Welcoming entrances and reception areas 2004 Amber
Information notices 2003 2003 Amber
Lighting and colour for hospital design 2004 Amber
Low energy hospitals - St Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight - 1st year appraisal (Archived historic document) 1994 Amber
Low energy hospitals - St Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight - 2nd year appraisal (Archived historic document - relevant to time of production) 1994 Amber
Low energy hospitals - St Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight - final report (Archived historic document - relevant to time of production) 1997 Amber
Low energy hospitals - Wansbeck General Hospital Ashington, Northumberland - 1st year appraisal (Archived historic document - relevant to time of production) 1995 Amber
Low energy hospitals - Wansbeck General Hospital Ashington, Northumberland - 2nd year appraisal (Archived historic document - relevant to time of production) 1996 Amber
Low energy hospitals - Wansbeck Hospital - final report (Archived historic document - relevant to time of production) 1997 Amber
Modernising A and E environments 2004 Amber
National specifications for cleaning in the NHS: a framework for setting and measuring performance outcomes 2007 Amber
National standards of cleanliness for the NHS. Implementation guidance (toolkit) 2001 Red
National standards of cleanliness for the NHS 2001 Red
NEAT. NHS environmental assessment tool (archived) 2002 Amber
New duty to manage asbestos in premises 2003 Amber
New environmental strategy for the National Health Service 2002 Red
NHS Housing initiative guide 2003 Amber
Patient hotels. A quality alternative to ward care 1992 Amber
Process mapping the housekeeping service: a toolkit for change (archived) 2001 Red
Public Private Partnerships in the National Health Service: The Private Finance Initiative. Good Practice. Overview (archived) 1999 Amber
Public Private Partnerships in the National Health Service: The Private Finance Initiative. Good Practice. Section 1: The selection and preparation of schemes (archived) 1999 Amber
Public Private Partnerships in the National Health Service: The Private Finance Initiative. Good Practice. Section 2: The PFI procurement process (archived) 1999 Amber
Public Private Partnerships in the National Health Service: The Private Finance Initiative. Good Practice. Section 3: Technical issues (archived) 1999 Amber
Public Private Partnerships in the National Health Service: The Private Finance Initiative. Good Practice. Section 4: Commercial issues (archived) 1999 Amber
Quarterly briefing issues A-Z Volume 8 No 1 - 1998/99 to Volume 12 No 1 2002-2003 2003 Amber
Raising standards in NHS wards 2001 Amber
Risk-based methodology for establishing and managing backlog 2004 Amber
Safety notices 1999-2003 2003 Amber
Sold on health: Report on progress 2002 Amber
Standards of environmental cleanliness in hospitals 2000 Amber
Strategic asset management working group report 2002 Amber
Strategic guide to clinical waste management for general managers and chief executives (Archived) 1994 Amber
Strategic guide to combined heat and power for general managers and chief executives 1993 Amber
Strategic guide to energy management for general managers and chief executives. 2nd edition 1994 Amber
Strategic guide to environment policy for general managers and chief executives (Archived) 1992 Amber
Strategic guide to water and sewerage policy for general managers and chief executives (Archived) 1993 Amber
Supporting patient care in accident and emergency: Redesigning housekeeping and support services 2003 Amber
Sustainable development: environmental strategy for the National Health Service 2005 Green
Sustainable development in the NHS 2001 Amber
The architectural healthcare environment and its effects on patient health outcomes. A report on an NHS Estates funded research project 2003 Amber
The impact of the built environment on care within A and E departments 2003 Amber
Tomorrow's hospitals: NHS design review programme 2004 Red
Total waste management - best practice advice on local waste management for the NHS in England 2004 Amber
Ward layouts with single rooms and space for flexibility 2005 Amber
Waste management screening tool 2001 Amber
Waste prevention 2001 Amber
Wayfinding: effective wayfinding and signing systems - guidance for healthcare facilities. 2nd edition 2005 Green
Wayfinding: effective wayfinding and signing systems - guidance for healthcare facilities 1999 Red
CCD Agreement for the appointment of architects, surveyors and engineers for commissions for minor works in the National Health Service (1995 Edition) incorporating amendments up to and including amendment no 2 (1999) (archive) 1996 Amber
CCD Agreement for the appointment of architects, surveyors and engineers for commissions in the National Health Service (1995 Edition). Volume 1: Scheme particulars, conditions of appointment, provision for fees and expenses, specimen certificates, definitions, memorandum of agreement (archive) 1999 Amber
CCD Agreement for the appointment of architects, surveyors and engineers for commissions in the National Health Service (1995 Edition). Volume 2: including amendment no 1 supplementary annexure (archive) 1995 Amber
CCD Agreement for the appointment of architects, surveyors and engineers for commissions in the National Health Service (1995 Edition). Volume 3: Duties under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994 (archive) 1996 Red
CCD Agreement for the appointment of project managers for commissions for construction projects in the National Health Service (1995 Edition) incorporating amendments up to and including no 2 (1999) (archive) 1995 Amber

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  • The document has likely been withdrawn by the publisher, also the meta data presented here may be out of date as it is no longer being maintained by the editorial teams at NBS.