NHS Open Space

NHS Property Services has developed a new service that allows the flexible booking of NHS space, offering customers more choice, communities a wider range of services, and making more efficient use of the NHS estate.

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Since launching our new service, we have grown to:

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1,800+

unique users

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146,700+

bookings

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856,500+

hours of service delivery

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Making the NHS estate more flexible

NHS Open Space allows customers to hire both clinical and non-clinical space as and when they need it, on an hourly or daily basis. This provides greater flexibility and choice, while making much more efficient use of the estate and minimising vacant or underused space. For our customers, this means access to affordable and flexible space, helping them to deliver excellent patient care.

This programme is a significant step forward in the optimisation of the NHS estate. Currently, sessional space is inconsistently administered across the NHS estate using different processes for booking, pricing, access conditions and service levels. This makes it difficult for customers to book and plan their space requirements, leading to wasted time and money.

This online booking system allows customers to view detailed information about rooms, check availability, and then book, pay and manage the booking with ease. Room types available vary from clinical space and activity rooms to meeting rooms and offices.

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Customer feedback

“Having a range of NHS Open Space rooms across the North East to choose from has been really helpful, offering us flexibility across the region to be where our patients need us. Being able to find and manage our bookings on one simple platform has saved me lots of admin time, giving me more oversight and control on how we’re using NHS space.”

Christian Moses-Woodward, Clinical Support Officer, North East Regional Cochlear Implant Programme

Where can you find us?

We are currently live in 100 sites nationwide, with plans to rapidly expand across the NHS Property Services portfolio in the coming year. 

See where we are in each region, and where we'll be expanding this summer, on our maps (below).

For more information on each live property, head to our booking platform www.openspace.nhs.uk

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Customer feedback

“NHS Open Space has completely changed how we've been able to operate our ‘fit to fly’ COVID-19 testing services. I needed to quickly find a flexible space in an NHS building to carry this out. With this service the team are able to book flexible appointments and offer a great service to our customers as and when patients are available. It’s also really reassuring using an NHS space knowing infection control and safety is a priority, as that’s of course a key concern for our patients.”

Kash Nazir, Commercial Director, Wren Healthcare

Growing NHS Open Space

Following a two-year pilot we launched our new booking platform in 2019, and have been thrilled to expand the programme since, welcoming a range of services to book NHS spaces.

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Getting started with NHS Open Space

New to NHS Open Space, or want to get more out of the platform?

We have a range of user guides, demo videos and training sessions to help you get started, as well as a dedicated support team on hand. 

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