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NHS Property Services is pioneering an exciting new service to allow customers to use space in a much more cost-effective way.

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.

Visit our booking site : openspace.nhs.uk

For our customers, this gives affordable, accessible and flexible space.

Since the launch of our pilot programme in 2017, we have:

  • Built a community of over 350 unique users and 150 NHS bodies and companies
  • Received over 80,000 bookings on our platform, accounting for 450,000 hours of vital service
  • Maintained a stable rate of room utilisation (with a view to increase) and a reduction of non-booked space being used
  • Welcomed private health and wellbeing organisations to book with us, generating brand new revenue for the NHS

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.

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

To learn more about the properties and rooms on offer, visit openspace.nhs.uk