FM

Caring receptionist pioneers prototype appointment reminders for patients

Relief clerk and receptionist Dawn Nash is so determined to help patients keep to their appointments that she has designed and created a unique magnetic reminder, complete with NHS Property Services logo, which is being tested as a prototype in Birmingham. Dawn has worked for the NHS and then NHS Property Services for 26 years in total and in that time has built strong links with clinicians and the hundreds…

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One of the country’s largest FM rationalisations to save NHS millions

One of the country’s largest FM rationalisation processes completes and is set to save millions each year for the NHS NHS Property Services has completed a national procurement exercise to streamline its facilities management contracts. This will not only save approximately 20% on the £200 million contracts which are currently outsourced, but will ensure consistency in quality of facilities management services across the country and an end to the historic…

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FM training targets reached

Nearly 130 people working in Facilities Management have completed the NEC training programme to support the FM procurement process. The company-wide procurement initiative is designed to improve the quality and consistency of the facilities management (FM) contracts for services provided to tenants. The training provides essential preparation for the mobilisation stage of the FM procurement project which is due to take place from 1 April 2016, equipping teams to ensure the work runs smoothly. Georgia…

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A new look Facilities Management Committee

The Facilities Management Committee oversees the progress of all Facilities Management (FM) work at NHS Property Services. In 2016, under the direction of the Chair Chris Kane, the committee will adopt a new style of working with the aim of producing a better FM solution. Mission statement The new look FM Committee adopts an open, honest approach to its task which is to guide organisational development and obtain assurance that…

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Health and Safety – Myth of the Month

Welcome to ‘Myth of the Month’ – a new feature where our expert Health Safety, Security and Fire (HSSF) team attempts to break down some of the common misconceptions about safety restrictions at work Snow and ice removal – by Dan Hutley (HSSF Area Manager, South West) The Myth: “NHSPS staff are not allowed to clear snow and ice.” The Reality: Given the recent spell of weather, you’d be forgiven…

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Colleagues pitch in to help victims of Storm Desmond

Teams from NHS Property Services have been helping the victims of Storm Desmond in Cumbria. Colleagues in the company’s North region raised enough money to fund a large van of supplies to be delivered to those who had lost everything. Kevin Showler, Service Delivery Manager who supported the effort, said: “It was humbling and very emotional to see so many families, young and old coming up to us for the…

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