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Supporting the NHS Vision of Delivering the World’s First Net Zero Health Service

Sodexo Health & Care has achieved level 3 status on NHS’s Evergreen Sustainable Supplier Assessment maturity matrix.   The NHSRead More »


Renewal of Sodexo Hospital Contracts

The award of a new 10-year contract as part of a private finance initiative (PFI) has extended a partnership betweenRead More »


NHS SBS Opens One-stop Procurement Shop as New Portal Goes Live

NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), has launched a new online portal to make it quicker and easier to accessRead More »


Mitie Appointed to CCS Healthcare FM Procurement Framework

Mitie has been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Healthcare Soft Facilities Management (FM) Framework agreement forRead More »


NHSPS Appoints Managing Director For London

NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has recently promoted Sally Tombs to the role of Managing Director for the London region. Tombs’Read More »


NHSPS: Spotlight on National Apprenticeship Week

NHS Property Services is marking National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) by celebrating the positive impact of apprenticeships on individuals, businesses andRead More »


P-Wave to Deliver NHS ‘Blood in Pee’ Cancer Warnings

Urinal mats in public places in England will begin to carry blood in pee cancer warnings for men, as part of a major new NHS earlier diagnosis drive.


UK Government Response to Life-saving Campaign ‘Disappointing’ and ‘Complacent’

The leader of the British Cleaning Council (BCC) has accused the Government of being ‘dismissive, arrogant and completely missing theRead More »


Excellent BREEAM Fit Out Rating for Medical Centre Refurbishment

Wood Wharf Health Centre, a state-of-the-art facility in Wood Wharf, Tower Hamlets, London, has become only the second healthcare fit-outRead More »


Refurbishment Boost for Gainsborough Hospital

The Scotter Ward at John Coupland Hospital in Gainsborough is being upgraded to enhance patient care and future-proof the facility.Read More »


En Route to Net Zero: NHS Launches Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Procurement Framework

NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) has introduced a new ‘Sustainable Transport and Infrastructure’ framework agreement to support the NHS withRead More »


NHSPS Appoints New Head of Service Operations and Security

NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has appointed Sasha Griffiths as Head of Service Operations and Security. The role is crucial inRead More »


NHS Property Services Climate-Related Financial Disclosure Report

NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has released its first Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (CRFD) Report ahead of a 2024 deadline set byRead More »


Innovative Waste Management Procurement Solution Helps NHS Achieve Net Zero

Corporate services provider NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), has launched its inaugural ‘Sustainable Healthcare Recycling & Waste Management’ framework agreement designedRead More »


Helping the NHS Combat Discrimination and Bullying

Aston University has received NIHR (National Institute for Health and Care Research) Work and Health Research Programme funding to supportRead More »


Tackling Loneliness in Patients

A novel partnership between NHS Property Services (NHSPS) and the Campaign to End Loneliness is providing training for NHS receptionistsRead More »


Dedicated Menopause Cafés Support NHSPS Staff

To coincide with World Menopause Awareness Day on 18th October, NHS Property Services (NHSPS) held a series of virtual andRead More »


Improving Mental Health Awareness at Work

Georgia Shaw, Culture and Inclusion Coordinator at NHS Property Services (NHSPS), discusses the property services provider’s approach to supporting colleagues’Read More »


Extreme Abseil Raises Thousands for Cancer Charity

Ten brave fundraisers from NHS Property Services (NHSPS) have scaled new heights to raise money for the Young Lives vsRead More »


Acquisition Expands Mitie’s Waste and Recycling Capabilities

Mitie has acquired Cliniwaste, a specialist provider of clinical waste collection, disposal and materials recycling services to NHS and pharmaRead More »


Training Collaboration Supports Persons with Reduced Mobility

ABM has announced a ground-breaking collaboration with Disability Rights UK (DRUK) to develop and certify induction materials for Persons withRead More »

Letters to the Editor

Letters: The Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Bill

Claire Campbell, co-head of Consultancy at UK social enterprise Timewise, comments on the news that a private member’s bill toRead More »


ISS Supports NHS 75th Anniversary Book

On 6th September, ISS joined the History of Parliament Trust in unveiling a new publication entitled ‘NHS 75: Celebrating 75Read More »


Community Hospital Reduces Carbon Footprint by 100 Per Cent

Rye, Winchelsea & District Memorial Hospital has become the first community hospital in the UK to achieve carbon neutrality. FollowingRead More »


Launch of £1.6bn NHS SBS Construction Consultancy Framework Agreement

NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) has unveiled the third-generation of its Construction Consultancy framework agreement, ‘Healthcare Planning, Construction Consultancy & AncillaryRead More »


Helping NHS Procurers Identify Millions in Potential Savings

A Crown Commercial Service-funded digital platform has identified millions of pounds of potential savings for NHS procurement teams in itsRead More »


Moorfields Eye Hospital Catering Contract

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has awarded a three-year contract to Compass Group business Medirest to manage catering andRead More »


NHSPS Announces New Chief People Officer

NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has appointed people and culture expert Helen McCarthy as Chief People Officer. McCarthy’s career in humanRead More »


A “Top 50” Leader in the Workplace

NHS Property Services’ Director of Responsible Business, Dr Shamir Ghumra, has been named in the ‘Top 50 Workplace Leaders’ ofRead More »


Stepping Stones: NHS Property Services Supports Colleagues for Success

NHS Property Services (NHSPS) is set to continue its Stepping Stones colleague development programme for a third year. Skill buildingRead More »


Dorset County Hospital Upgrades Fire Safety

Dorset County Hospital, an NHS Foundation Trust hospital in the county town of Dorchester in South West England, has successfullyRead More »


Clean Air Day: UK Doctors Call for Action

As more than 200 doctors and hospital staff demand action on air pollution from UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, MarkRead More »


Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust Awards Sustainable FM Contract

Veolia has been selected to deliver a new multi-million pound “sustainable” FM contract that will focus on implementing hard servicesRead More »


Enhancing the Airport Experience for NHS Patients

ABM passenger handling agents at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport and Aberdeen International Airport will be trained to further support NHSRead More »


University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust Awards Decarbonisation Contract

Veolia has been selected to decarbonisation projects at two acute hospitals for the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, oneRead More »


Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust Deploying Lease Accounting Software

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust is using a lease accounting platform and AI-powered document parser to meet the requirementsRead More »


NHS Supply Chain Extends Foodbuy Partnership

Compass Group procurement business Foodbuy has retained its contract with NHS Supply Chain as the central resource for sourcing andRead More »


Veolia Expands UK Clinical and Medical Waste Management Capabilities

Veolia has extended its medical waste management capabilities to address key issues for the United Kingdom’s healthcare sector and NHS,Read More »


Mitie Joins NHS London Procurement Framework

Mitie has been named as a supplier on the NHS London Procurement Partnership Total Facilities Management (TFM) Framework. The facilityRead More »

FM Magazine

Taking a Closer Look at New Standards for Hospital Food in the UK

Russell Blake, Managing Director – Healthcare, Compass Group UK & Ireland, considers the impact of the National Standards for FoodRead More »


Royal Surrey Hospital and Medrest Recognised with ‘Exemplar Site Status’

Compass Group healthcare business Medirest and its partner, Royal Surrey Hospital, have been awarded ‘Exemplar’ site status, for the earlyRead More »


NHS Property Services Awards Consultancy Contract for National Smarter Buildings Programme

NHS Property Services are working with Leeds-based energy analytics and industrial IoT business Hark Systems to design a smarter buildingRead More »


Veolia Targeting Carbon Savings at Eastbourne District General Hospital

Veolia has been awarded a £27 million energy management contract to upgrade the 459-bed Eastbourne District General Hospital, part ofRead More »


Supporting Parr FM’s Digital Transformation

Radius has been helping Parr Facilities Management connect teams seamlessly as the facility services and fit-out specialist embraces technology toRead More »


BAM to Deliver £84m Mental Health Care Unit in Wales

BAM has been commissioned by Betsi Cadwaladr University (BCU) Health Board to develop the detailed design for a new inpatientRead More »


Cloudfm Makes Senior ESG Appointment

Cloudfm has appointed Katrina Christopoulos as head of ESG.Christopoulos will drive environmental and social policies within the company, working withRead More »


Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust Deploys Diversey UV-C Disinfection Technology

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust has recently introduced two of Diversey’s advanced Moonbeam3 Disinfection Technology UV-C devices to augment its infectionRead More »


Churchill Group Executive Appointed to Veterans Advisory Board

Louisa Clarke, managing director of Churchill Group’s cleaning business in the North and Scotland, has been appointed to the UK’sRead More »


Parr FM Secures Place on New £800m NHS Hard FM Framework Agreement

UK facility services provider Parr Facilities Management (Parr FM) which operates offices in Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast, has been namedRead More »


Pareto Secures Place on £5.8bn CCS NHS Framework

Pareto Facilities Management has been awarded a place on the NHS Total Facilities Management 2022 Framework operated by Crown CommercialRead More »


Bringing Flexibility to Hospital Infection Control

Diversey Holdings consider the wide range of solutions that can be deployed to prevent infection in healthcare facilities. Healthcare housekeepingRead More »


Supporting the Natasha Allergy Research Foundation

Contract caterer Elior UK has joined other leading brands in supporting a clinical trial of a new food allergy protocolRead More »


BAM FM Secures Place on NHS Shared Business Services Framework

BAM’s facilities management business has been appointed by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), to its Hard Facilities Management frameworkRead More »


NHS SBS Revises Hard FM Procurement Framework

NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), has launched its second-generation Hard Facilities Management (Hard FM) framework agreement. The second iterationRead More »


Recognising Colleagues in Unprecedented Times

Robin Mills, managing director of Compass Group (UK & Ireland), acknowledges and discusses the extraordinary efforts of colleagues during theRead More »

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