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.

Since launching our new booking platform in May 2019, we have grown to:

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hours of service delivery

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.

Where can you find us?

We are currently live in 60 sites around the country, with plans to rapidly expand across the NHS Property Services portfolio in the coming year.

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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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Explore our booking platform

Explore the properties and rooms on offer, and start booking today, at openspace.nhs.uk.