IHEEM providing professional feedback on national EFM guidance

IHEEM (the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management) is now providing professional and technical feedback to NHS England and NHS Improvement on the re-development of national estates and facilities management standards and guidance.

The Institute has developed a set of internal protocols that allow its head office to commission its Technical Platforms (TPs), via the Technical Platform Committee chair, to provide detailed comment on draft Health Building Notes (HBNs) and Health Technical Memoranda (HTMs), which will then be uploaded as the Institute’s formal response directly onto the FutureNHS Collaboration Platform.

Pete Sellars, IHEEM’s CEO (pictured), said: “This is a unique opportunity for IHEEM to have direct input into the national standards for our profession. As part of our 5-Year Business Plan we have committed to supporting the Future Standards Working Group in the redevelopment of HBNs and HTMs. We will also be working in partnership with Archus to establish a pipeline of events that will support the wider dissemination and understanding of new and revised technical guidance once it is published. This also aligns with the wider review we are currently undertaking around the future form and function of our Technical Platforms.”

IHEEM Technical Platforms are currently responding on a number of draft HBNs, as well as supporting the NHSI Estates & Facilities Technical Guidance team on a pre-scoping exercise focusing on the next 10 priority estates and facilities management topics, plus emerging Health Infrastructure Plan priorities.