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Estate and facility management

Estates and facilities management staff are responsible for ensuring that NHS healthcare environments enable high quality, safe patient care.


Estates and facilities management includes:


  • design and engineering

  • operational management

  • procurement


The design of facilities is often implicated in Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs), which are tools to help identify potential adverse events occurring during hospitalisation.
The National Reporting and Learning Service has produced a range of patient safety resources relating to estate management staff. Examples include:



Resources for estates and facilities management staff are listed below.