Sessional space pilot
NHS Property Services has commenced a project to introduce a new and easier way for customers to book sessional space within our buildings.
What is sessional space?
Sessional space is defined as multi-use, clinical and non-clinical accommodation, available for hire on an hourly or daily basis. This means customers only pay for the space and time they need, ensuring greater flexibility and choice.
Currently sessional space is inconsistently administered across the NHS estate with different processes for booking, pricing, access conditions and service levels making it difficult for our customers to book and plan accordingly.
What is the pilot?
We will be launching an integrated, open, national sessional space model in 2018, which provides users with a streamlined service, greater choice and control.
In the run up to the national programme, we have commenced a pilot to gather feedback on the process.
In April 2017 we commenced a pilot project to introduce a new and easier way to book sessional space within our buildings.
The pilot launched at six buildings across four locations, and allows the testing and gathering of feedback on pricing, technology and utilisation rates. This will help us create and improve the national model.
Following the success of the initial six month pilot, we extended the project in October 2017 to include a total of 19 sites.
During the pilot, customers have access to a new, open online booking system which provides a streamlined service to search, book, pay and manage required space.
How does the pilot work?
Read our ‘frequently asked questions‘ to find out more about the how the pilot works, including booking, payment, current onsite activity and more.
For further queries, please contact us.