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Empty site in Yorkshire marketed to raise funds for reinvestment in the NHS

An empty former hospital in Yorkshire is being marketed for sale to generate funds for reinvestment in the NHS. The former Lambert Memorial Hospital in Chapel Street, Thirsk, has been vacant since the final clinical services moved out in June 2017. It was originally declared surplus to NHS requirements by NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group in November 2016 following a public consultation process on the future of…

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Teaming up to relocate historic milestones

Two historic milestones in Merseyside have been moved to new homes in local parks thanks to teamwork between NHS Property Services, a local authority and a history group. The 1.22m (4 feet) high sandstone posts, which have flanked the entrance to the former Cowley Hill health facility in Balker Drive, St Helens, for many years, were relocated to two local parks by St Helens Council this week. The vacant Cowley…

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New parking system helping patients find a space at health centre

A new initiative aiming to ensure patients can find a free parking space at a health centre in Leicestershire is already proving effective. Parking Charge Notices are being issued to drivers who prevent patients accessing spaces by parking at Pinfold Gate Health Centre in Loughborough and then leaving the premises on foot. The aim of the scheme is reduce inappropriate use of the car park and maintain free access for…

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Join our vacant space webinar with NHS Clinical Commissioners

Our new Vacant Space Handback Scheme comes in response to feedback from commissioners who want to reduce the cost of maintaining space that they decide is no longer needed. We are therefore pleased to be partnering with NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) to host a webinar on vacant space on 22 November 2017 from 1.00-2.00pm, providing commissioning and CCG colleagues with the opportunity to hear directly from us about the benefits…

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Excitement building as work is completed on £2.2 million surgery

Patients are a major step closer to receiving healthcare in a £2.2million new surgery in Lincolnshire after developers handed over the keys to the NHS. Owner NHS Property Services took possession of Richmond Medical Centre, in North Hykeham, on Friday, 6 October, after Lindum Group completed construction work on the state-of-the-art building. Richmond Medical Practice is now moving into the building ready to welcome the first patients on 16 October 2017,…

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Clinical services returning to Weybridge Hospital

People in Weybridge will see local health services move back to their original site from mid-November, the NHS confirmed today. The Rowan Tree and Church Street GP practices, which were temporarily relocated following the fire on 12 July 2017, will move back to the site in a series of temporary buildings as part of an interim solution arranged by site owner NHS Property Services. The facility will comprise at least…

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£10m NHS health centre officially opened

The new Swindon NHS Health Centre has been officially opened by the Mayor of the town, Councillor Maureen Penny. The £10m facility first opened its doors to patients in June 2017 and includes a pharmacy, two GP practices (the Whalebridge Practice and Carfax NHS Medical Centre), a walk-in centre, dental and podiatry, and other NHS services. mainly delivered by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It was delivered by NHS…

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NHS Property Services creates £200million for the NHS from surplus property sales

Figures released in Parliament have confirmed that NHS Property Services has raised more than £203million from the disposal of 295 surplus NHS properties, generating valuable funds to be reinvested in the NHS estate. The figures relate to the five years between 2013 when NHSPS was established and the end of financial year 2016/17. Many of the sites were empty and all were no longer needed for clinical or any other…

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Martin Johnson CBE officially opens St Luke’s Treatment Centre

St Luke’s Treatment Centre reached a major milestone today after the state of the art building was officially opened by local Rugby Union legend, Martin Johnson CBE. The treatment centre provides services to patients and the public across Market Harborough and surrounding areas, bringing together healthcare services provided by Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Alliance (LLR Alliance), Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) and the Market Harborough and Bosworth Partnership. Since opening…

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Senior leadership appointments

We recentlyannounced two senior appointments to our executive team. Martin Steele has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Michael Kissman joins as Director of Corporate Services. Martin brings significant operational and commercial management experience, and a strong track record of delivering complex client services and implementing both hard and soft FM strategies. He has previously worked for leading blue chip companies, including as Managing Director of BT’s facilities services…

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