NHS Property Services appoints new Chair

Jane Hamilton will assume the role of NHSPS Chair on 22nd March 2021, taking over the position from Ian Ellis who has been the Chair since 2016.

“I am thrilled to be involved with such an important and values-led institution as NHSPS. It is an exciting time to join the company, as we look to continue to support the NHS and patients by providing healthcare facilities that meet patients’ needs now and beyond the pandemic."

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A ‘more efficient health estate’ for better patient care

Hospital Times talks to Christopher King, Principal Strategic Asset Manager, on how urgent demands for healthcare space are being met through the use of innovative digital solutions.

"A more efficient health estate will help the NHS to better serve patients. At NHSPS, we are primed and ready to help the health service adapt, optimising the estate to meet these needs, in a sustainable and efficient way."

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Decarbonising the estate

HEFMA Pulse talks to Head of Energy and Environment, Cameron Hawkins about NHSPS' current and future plans to decarbonise the NHS estate.

"Electric vehicles do present a conundrum for the healthcare estate. One immediate question that must be answered is how much charging capacity is required and necessary on site and how does that affect the Trust’s carbon emissions? If the electricity is not from renewable sources, this will increase carbon."

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