Published date: 06 January 2022

NHS Open Space expands flexible offering across the UK

NHS Open Space, a service launched by NHS Property Services (NHSPS), has welcomed 40 new sites to the booking platform.

Explore our new spaces

You can now choose from 1, 100+ rooms across 190 sites nationwide - all available to book on a flexible, pay-as-you-go basis.

The expansion will bring more choice to health and wellbeing providers, offering clinical and non-clinical spaces for hire on an hourly or daily basis, with greater flexibility at an affordable price.

“I am delighted to be able to announce yet another expansion of NHS Open Space this year,” said Christopher King, Principal Strategic Asset Manager at NHSPS. “We have seen more than 976,000 hours of care provided to patients across England with this scheme, showing just how vital a range of services are to local communities. From counselling and physiotherapy to vaccine administration, we hope to enable excellent patient care and deliver on the NHS Long-Term Plan through our spaces.”

We are pleased to be working with our partner, Kajima Partnerships, to deliver this booking platform. With collaborative partnerships like this in place, we have been able to build a scalable solution to make better use of NHS space and enable excellent patient care.

With this expansion we hope to further grow our community of over 2,900 unique users, using our flexible booking system to make better use of NHS spaces and offer communities a wider range of services from their local NHS hubs.

We love hearing from services on how NHS Open Space is supporting them. Skye Riordan at Wren Healthcare  recently shared with us: "We have been using NHS Open Space since October 2020 as it offered a range of flexible NHS spaces to run our clinics in. We’ve had absolutely no problems using the service, the space has been great, and rooms are always ready to go for our bookings.”

Samantha Scott, Health Checks Project Manager at Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We use NHS Open Space rooms on a daily basis, all over Kent for our outreach NHS Health Check clinics. The helpful feature on the booking system allows you to book multiple rooms on different days for the same site. When we book the rooms, we usually have several dates to book to ensure we have enough clinics for our invites that are sent, so using the platform has made the process quicker and easier to find rooms for the services for different days and book several clinics all in one go.” 

Learn more about NHS Open Space

Learn more about the service, visit our booking site, and access support materials.