Below are this week’s key messages from the national NHS Estates & Facilities Team. Please email any questions or comments you have on any of these items to: [email protected] or follow the links where provided.
NHS Premises Assurance Model (PAM)
As set out in the NHS Standard Contract (Service Conditions 17.9) completion of the NHS PAM is required by all NHS trusts annually. Previously this has been provided as a spreadsheet.
The NHS PAM data for 2020-21 needs to be completed and submitted by July 23, 2021. A number of national webinars took place recently. The slides and recordings from these sessions are available now from the Collaboration Hub and might be of use to E&F teams in completing the returns for their organisations. Please see the Latest News and Assurance/PAM areas.
It would be appreciated if E&F teams could assure themselves now that action is in hand to complete the data for their organisations by July 23. If there are expected to be any difficulties in meeting this deadline then please e-mail: [email protected] as soon as possible with the details marking for the urgent attention of Michael Bellas.
Please also check out the Collaboration Hub where there are now some exemplar PAM reports available which might be useful to estates and facilities teams.
National Standards of Healthcare Cleanliness
National webinars took place recently which covered the areas of:
• Implementation and governance
• Risk categories and blended areas.
The recordings from these webinars are available from the Collaboration Hub. They can be found in the Latest News and Soft FM areas.
The next scheduled webinar in this series takes place on August 17 at 12noon. The focus of this session is ‘Living and Breathing the National Standards in the NHS’. Invitations have already been issued. However, if you would like to attend you can still register directly via the link in the key events section of the Collaboration Hub.
If you have any questions and feedback on the new guidance then please e-mail: [email protected] and mark for the attention of Emma Brookes.
NHS England and NHS Improvement Website: Dedicated Estates and Facilities Page
There is now a dedicated page on the NHS England and NHS Improvement website. Please see the following link: https://www.england.nhs.uk/estates/.
HTM 03-01 - Specialised ventilation for healthcare buildings has now been updated and published. This is now available on the website and can also be found directly via:
We will be scheduling a national webinar for July 29 at 11am which will discuss the latest guidance on ventilation, including lessons learned from Covid. Invitations will be sent to Directors of Estates and Facilities. However, please e-mail: [email protected] if you would also like receive an invitation.
Power Purchase Agreements
A successful ‘Introduction to Power Purchase Agreements’ national webinar took place on June 24. The slide deck from that presentation along with the resulting Q&A document is now available on the Collaboration Hub. A recording of this webinar will also be available on the Hub soon.
Greener NHS Fleet Data Collection
Estates and Facilities teams will wish to be aware of a direct approach to them by the Greener NHS team at NHS England and NHS Improvement. This relates to the fleet data collection.
If this resides within estates and facilities at your respective organisations it would be appreciated if you could arrange to provide this information. However, if this is not an estates and facilities responsibility in your organisation then it would be helpful if you could share with the appropriate team for completion. The deadline for completion is August 5.
A copy of the communication from the Greener NHS Team, along with the associated documents can be found on the Collaboration Hub. In the event of any queries please e-mail: [email protected].
Office for Zero Emissions Vehicles (OZEV) Grant Scheme
We would also like to bring to your attention the grant scheme from the OZEV which subsidises the costs of installing electric vehicle chargers. The contribution is limited to 75% of purchase and installation costs, up to a maximum of £350 for each socket, and up to a maximum of 40 across all sites for each NHS Trust. This is currently available to all NHS Trusts. More details are available here.
We encourage all NHS organisations to review this information and consider applying – either to service existing electric vehicles or support the transition to such vehicles in the near future.
Please e-mail: [email protected] in case of any further queries.
Please follow the national NHS Estates and Infrastructure team on twitter @EstatesNHS
NHS England and NHS Improvement National Estates Team: Collaboration Hub
The Collaboration Hub is a protected space for local NHS estates and facilities teams to access key information as well as to collaborate and to share ideas and successes. Access to the Collaboration Hub for individuals from local NHS estates teams can be arranged by e-mailing: [email protected]
We have been arranging “masterclasses” to help registered members understand and navigate the Hub more effectively. These have taken place on an ad hoc basis to date. However, following the very positive feedback we are now looking to formalise these on a more regular basis. If you are interested in attending a masterclass (these last approximately 30 minutes) then please e-mail the above mailbox and Joy Heaps and Stuart Robinson will follow up directly.
Could we also request that if you have not logged onto the Hub recently then you do so as soon as possible. As part of our governance procedures we are currently undertaking an exercise to review those members who according to our records have not accessed the Hub during the past 12 months. We are contacting those members and it is possible that membership will be withdrawn if there is no response to the e-mails which have been sent (by Stuart Robinson). In addition, if your e-mail address has changed over the past year (perhaps to .nhs.net), or you have moved to another NHS trust then please e-mail us with the details ([email protected]) so that we can update our records.
Our thanks to all of those working in estates and facilities for all that you do in maintaining the NHS estate, facilitating patient care as well as supporting the ongoing response to COVID-19.
Please continue to stay safe and access the support material available on the Collaboration Hub. The service could not function without you.