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NHS Open Space to be rolled out across the estate

An improved system aims to enable maximum visibility of estate utilisation and management.

Veolia placed on NHS Scotland framework 

New framework enables health boards to access compliant and comprehensive general waste and recycling services.

ISS secures place on CCS framework

The Mediclean division is listed on four lots under the RM6331 Healthcare Soft FM Framework.

ISS wins in Croydon

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust has awarded ISS a five-year multi-service contract.

NHS Exemplar status for Southern Health Trust

Medirest has supported the Trust in achieving Exemplar status for outstanding cleaning services at four sites.

East Cheshire renews ISS partnership

Already spanning more than two decades, the relationship will endure at least another five years.

CCS place for Sodexo

The Health & Care division has been named on the Healthcare Soft Facilities Management Services framework.

Kier appointed for FM in Cardiff

The deal covers a range of services for the new Velindre Cancer Centre.

Sodexo named level 3 NHS Evergreen Supplier

The Evergreen Assessment is an NHS initiative designed to support net zero and wider sustainability objectives.

Sodexo extends hospitals contract

The Health & Care business has renewed a multi-services contract for a further 10 years.

Mitie added to CCS soft services framework

The Crown Commercial Service Healthcare Soft Facilities Management Framework agreement runs for three years with an option to extend for one more.

NHS estate: action needed

Health and care leaders are calling for the next government to boost investment to repair and update dilapidated buildings.

Churchill retains ambulance service contract

The firm has renewed its partnership with South Central Ambulance Service, a relationship that began over a decade ago.

NHSPS boosts hard FM skills

NHS Property Services has appointed Simon Knott as head of hard FM expertise.

Kent & Medway win for ISS

ISS UK appointed catering provider for Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.

NHS Property Services hails £45.9m in cost efficiencies

Annual report cites support for patients, prioritisation of customer care and drive for sustainable services. 

Q4 sees continued fall in public sector FM deals

The trend is up and down over time, but our latest report finds a considerable decline in activity for the final quarter of 2023.

NHS maintenance backlog soars

New figures show the cost of running the health service estate, but the big worry is maintenance.

Strategic suppliers see revenue slip

Top public sector supply partners have seen a decline in their overall sector revenue of 17% in the past year.

Mitie secures NHS framework place

The Sustainable Transport and Infrastructure framework opens the door to delivering services for the NHS and other public sector organisations.

Amey aims to drive net zero across the NHS

The firm has secured a place on the recently announced transport infrastructure framework.

Sustainable transport framework for the NHS

NHS Shared Business Services has launched a new agreement designed to help achieve net zero emissions ambitions.

New waste management solution for NHS

NHS Shared Business Services has launched its inaugural Sustainable Healthcare Recycling & Waste Management framework agreement.

Q3 sees £1bn of public sector FM deals

The UK government awarded more than 250 contracts relating to facilities management in Q3 2023, worth a total of £1.1b.

Mears in Kent FM win

The Mears Group has been appointed as facilities management provider for two NHS trusts.

New contract with The Christie for Dalkia

Dalkia UK has been awarded a multi-service contract with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.

Barnet Hospital achieves triple exemplar status

Portering, catering and cleaning services at the hospital have been recognised as NHS exemplars.

Surrey hospital named exemplar

Royal Surrey County Hospital have been awarded the first NHS Exemplar status for outstanding portering services.

Rye hospital first to achieve carbon neutrality

Rye, Winchelsea & District Memorial Hospital has become the UK’s first community hospital to achieve carbon neutrality.

Eric Wright on NHS SBS framework

Eric Wright Partnerships has been appointed to a new NHS healthcare planning framework.

Robertson scoops NHS contract

Robertson Facilities Management has been selected for the delivery of hard services at the University Hospital of North Durham.

CCS helps NHS identify savings

A Crown Commercial Service-funded digital platform has identified millions of pounds of potential savings in its first year.

Medirest and Moorfields seal partnership

The Compass healthcare business has signed a three-year contract with Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Public sector deals jump in value

The number of contracts procured in Q2 2023 fell against Q1, but total value was up more than £250%.

Veolia launches Royal Berks contract

The multi-million-pound sustainable FM contract will implement hard FM services with a focus on optimisation and carbon reduction.

Medirest renews at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Compass Group’s healthcare division has extended its partnership with a new five-year contract.

Public sector: top FM business winners

A new report from public sector procurement specialist Tussell reviews market trends to identify 150 ‘FM Titans’.

NHS England and Compass plan hospital food event 

The event, focused on delivery of 24/7 operations, takes place 11 May at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford.

Public sector procurement on the rise

The number of contracts awarded for FM services in the public sector rose in Q1 2023, reversing 2022’s second half decline.

Sodexo extends 15-year NHS partnership

Sodexo’s catering, retail and soft services FM contract at Queen’s Hospital Romford has been extended for a further five years.

Novus scoops NHS contract

Novus Property Solutions has been awarded a new measured term contract with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester.

Foodbuy retains NHS supply contract 

Compass Group’s food and beverage procurement company has retained a major contract with NHS Supply Chain.

Sodexo renews Manchester contract

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust has extended Sodexo Health & Care’s catering and soft FM services contract.

24/7 automated deli solution for hospitals

Sodexo has partnered with unattended retail experts SV365 Technologies to be the first provider in the UK to offer the ground-breaking automated retail solution.

NHS England publishes net zero standard

The aim is to provide technical guidance to support the development of sustainable, resilient and energy-efficient buildings that meet needs now and in the future.

ISS in global healthcare win

The facilities management group has entered into a new and expanded partnership with a global healthcare company.

Medirest extends NHS partnership

Compass Group’s healthcare business has been reappointed by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Public sector procurement slips again

Contract awards for FM services in the public sector fell for a second quarter to the end of 2022.

Mitie named to NHS TFM Framework

The group has been appointed as a supplier on NHS London Procurement Partnership’s Total Facilities Management Framework.

ISS on NHS TFM framework

ISS has been included in all six lots across seven regions of the NHS London Procurement Partnership framework.

Veolia contract exceeds energy-saving target 

Dublin’s Mater Misericordiae University Hospital benefited from an additional €44k of savings following the first year of operations.

Sisk FM business in multi-site win

Sensori FM is the services partner on a new design and build contract won by construction group Sisk.

MTS Health secures contract extension

The Sodexo business has extended its contract with Lloyds Pharmacy Clinical Homecare for a further three years.

Medirest site awarded exemplar status

The healthcare division of Compass UK & Ireland and partner Royal Surrey Hospital have been cited for the implementation of the 2021 National Standards for Cleaning.

ISS secures Warwick Hospital extension

The deal sees the original five-year relationship extended for a further two years.

NHS moves on smarter buildings programme

NHS Property Services has appointed Hark Systems Ltd to provide expertise and consultancy on programme design.

Veolia lands energy management contract

The resource management company has been awarded a £27m contract to upgrade Eastbourne District General Hospital.

New NHS food & drink standards

New standards published last week set the target for healthcare organisations, as well as contracted service providers.

ISS awards patient meals contract

ISS UK has announced a new partnership with apetito, one of the UK’s largest suppliers of delivered-in meals

Robertson lands NHSBSA contract

Robertson Facilities Management has been appointed by NHS Business Services Authority to deliver hard and soft FM across 15 buildings.

NHS Property Services boasts £250m savings

A cost transformation programme, launched in 2017, has delivered a quarter of a billion pounds worth of cost savings to the NHS across 2,000 initiatives.

Pareto lands place on NHS framework

Pareto FM has been awarded a place on the 2022 NHS London Procurement Partnership TFM framework.

NHS Property Services publishes Green Plan

The three-year plan from the property services team focuses on decarbonising the NHS estate and supporting customers in their transition to net zero.

Wishaw services set to come in-house

NHS Lanarkshire says soft services at University Hospital Wishaw will move in-house, ending a 22-year relationship with Serco.

ISS renews Trust contract

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust has selected ISS to continue to provide its soft facilities services, awarding a new seven-year deal.

Eric Wright confirms NHS appointment

Eric Wright FM has been re-appointed by NHS Shared Business Services to its hard facilities management framework agreement.

Sodexo extends Birmingham NHS role

Sodexo has strengthened its 25-year relationship with Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust by taking on the catering contract at the women’s hospital.

Novus reports healthcare wins

The national maintenance and compliance contractor has been awarded a series of healthcare sector contracts and frameworks in the first quarter of the year.

NHS SBS offers £800m hard FM framework

NHS Shared Business Services says this framework is designed to respond to the need for high-quality, innovative and cost-effective solutions.

Sodexo in unique London win

The company has been awarded the food services contract for the first and only independent hospital in the City of London.

Recognition for Sodexo healthcare

Eleven Sodexo employees have gained a national award for their dedication, hard work and for going above and beyond to help others.

SPIE named for Scotland NHS deal

NHS National Services Scotland has appointed SPIE UK to deliver planned and reactive maintenance services.

OCS in East London win

A new contract covers soft services for three East London NHS Foundation Trust sites.

OCS extends York & Scarborough deal

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has awarded the provider a new three-year contract.

ISS extends Walton Centre partnership

The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust has re-selected ISS as its soft services partner for a further three years.

ISS retains Hairmyres contract

Following completion of a mandatory seven-year review, NHS Lanarkshire has confirmed the continued appointment of its soft FM partner.

Barts to take 1800 staff back in-house

Cleaners, porters, security guards and domestic staff working at the Barts Health group of hospitals will come into direct employment from 1 May 2023.

Research highlights the patient experience

YouGov research for Sodexo Healthcare found 93% of inpatients placing a high value on a positive hospital experience.

Serco staff at Barts on strike

Outsourced staff at St Bartholomew’s, the Royal London and Whipps Cross hospitals launched action on Monday in a dispute over pay.

Johnson Controls secures NHS framework place

The six-year framework covers the provision of smart building solutions using internet of things technology.

Medirest in Darent Valley Hospital win

Compass Group UK & Ireland’s healthcare division has secured a five-year multi-services contract.

Test sites: Sodexo becomes sole provider

Sodexo has become the sole provider of assisted Covid-19 testing at regional sites as part of the NHS Test and Trace programme.

Mitie in £92.5m hospital win

The group has been appointed to provide cleaning, portering and catering for patients and staff at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Serco to pull out of Barts contract

The company, which supplies a range of soft services at the healthcare group, has handed in its notice with effect from the end of April 2023.

New partnership ready to decarbonise the NHS

The partnership will support NHS Trusts in developing and implementing decarbonisation strategies for their sites.

Sodexo unveils Protecta

An improved, evidence-based infection prevention approach for hospitals, the company says its new offering goes beyond simply ensuring surfaces are visibly clean.

Graham confirms Lisburn win

The construction to services provider is delivering hard FM at the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust’s Lisburn Primary and Community Care Centre.

Healthcare: staff wellbeing top priority

Hospital leaders say they now see staff wellbeing as one of their top two most pressing priorities amid concerns of burn-out brought about by Covid-19.

Sodexo partners for infection prevention

The services group has teamed up with the Infection Prevention Society and hygiene products company Tork on a new programme.

Market insight: 176 public sector contracts in Q2

The public sector continues to be fertile ground for new contracts, with FM-related deals totalling almost £230m awarded in the second quarter of this year.

ISS driving new healthcare cleaning strategy

ISS Healthcare has commissioned an innovative project that will take a scientific and behavioural approach to healthcare cleaning.

Sodexo in Covid lab win

Sodexo has been awarded the contract to provide a range of FM services at a new laboratory in Royal Leamington Spa.

Capita secures multi-service extension

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust has awarded a new three-year contract to its existing provider.

Market insight: £465m in new contracts in Q1

The public sector should probably be on your business development target list. Over 180 new FM contracts were awarded in the first quarter of this year, according to public procurement experts Tussell.

Mitie in four NHS Trust wins

Previously Interserve contracts, all have been renewed with Mitie.

Graham secures NHS water hygiene deal

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust has awarded a three-year contract to the group’s FM team.

Mitie in North West Anglia win

The FM group has strengthened its 12-year relationship with North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust with a new five-year contract.

Double NHS win for Imtech Inviron

The hard services specialist has secured two new contracts, with a combined base value in excess of £18m.

Samsic appointed at vaccination centres

The service provider has added a Lincoln site to the list of Covid-19 NHS Vaccination and Plasma Donor Centres it is supporting.

Graham secures hygiene contract

Northern Ireland’s South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust has extended its water hygiene services deal for another three years.

Union warns on reduced NHS cleaning personnel

Figures indicate that the full-time equivalent of almost a thousand cleaners have been cut in England since 2010/11.

NHS operating costs confirmed

The latest costs for providing and maintaining the NHS estate have been published. Amongst them is an eye-watering figure for overdue maintenance.

Veolia lands biggest Irish healthcare deal

Veolia has signed a 20-year energy performance contract with St James’s Hospital, Dublin.

Leeds provider books GPs appointment

Servo Group will deliver a range of facilities management services to GP practices across the city.

Fusion21 launches £1.1bn framework

Procurement organisation and social enterprise Fusion21 has announced the launch of its national Workplace & Facilities Framework. It is now inviting bids from interested suppliers.

Vinci confirms mobilisation in Liverpool

Vinci Facilities has mobilised a five-year contract to deliver hard FM services to The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust.

Mitie in Yorkshire Ambulance Service win

The five-year contract with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust covers a range of services at 100 sites.

CBRE and Compass benefit from contract revamp

The University College London Hospitals Trust has retendered its FM contracts and narrowed the suppliers down to two.

NHS Trusts strike partnership deal

Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals and Gateshead Health have signed a cooperation agreement that will see each getting access to the other's specialist FM services. 

New £500m FM framework opens

A new soft services procurement framework has been launched by NHS Shared Business Services.

Bedfordshire Trust appoints ISS

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed ISS Healthcare as its new provider of catering and domestic services at a key site.

Mitie in Merseyside win

Mitie Care & Custody has been awarded a new contract jointly by Merseyside Police, NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Sodexo takes on 40 more testing sites

The services provider is now responsible for a total of 59 Covid-19 mobile testing units following the latest transfer from the Ministry of Defence.

BMG delivers for NHS Scotland

Business Moves Group, the commercial relocation specialist, has completed a different sort of project for NHS Scotland.

Churchill makes technology award shortlist

The soft service provider reports that its Mo:dus Make Ready system has been shortlisted for Best Public Sector Project at the National Technology Awards 2020.

Robinsons secures NHS framework place

Robinsons Facilities Services has secured a place on the NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative framework, following a competitive tender.

Sodexo launches on-site counselling service

On-site counselling is now available to 6,000 Sodexo healthcare employees to help them deal with the pressures of working through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid-19: new framework for return-to-work technology

A procurement framework to help public sector organisations access technology that supports social distancing in the workplace has been launched.

Report highlights simmering problems within the NHS

The parliamentary Public Accounts Committee issued a new report this week highlighting a number of areas where urgent action is required, including around the state of the NHS estate.

Looking ahead: what happens when PFI contracts end?

Many public sector bodies risk underestimating the time, resources and complexity involved in managing the end of PFI contracts.

Medirest ups frontline employee pay

Compass Group UK & Ireland's healthcare division has announced that it will be paying all its frontline employees, who support the NHS, the equivalent of the NHS Agenda for Change rate of pay.

Veolia takes on energy challenge for NHS Trust

The company's specialist energy team has extended the services it provides to United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, with the aim of lowering costs and cutting carbon emissions across three sites.

Sodexo on-site at Nightingale Hospital Bristol

The company is now delivering cleaning and portering services at the new hospital, which was officially opened on Monday 27 April.

Mitie to provide services at test centres

Mitie has been appointed to provide support services at five covid-19 test centres.

Sodexo signs up to C-19 Business Pledge

Sodexo has signed the C-19 Business Pledge created by former Cabinet minister Rt Hon Justine Greening and entrepreneur David Harrison.

Serco in Hong Kong win

Serco has been awarded a three-year contract to provide support services to Kowloon East Cluster for the Hong Kong Hospital Authority.

Mitie working in support of Cardiff field hospital

Mitie is providing cleaning, catering, portering, security and waste management services for the NHS Ysbyty Calon y Ddraig in Cardiff.

Air cleaning should be standard practice

Clean air technologies and strategies should be adopted by every healthcare facility in the UK in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic.

CleanEvent supporting the NHS at Tottenham

CleanEvent Services has been assisting the North Middlesex University Hospital Trust and Tottenham Hotspur FC in setting up and providing cleaning services for the new maternity and antenatal unit at the stadium.

Pandemic sees Interserve on recruitment drive

Interserve will be recruiting in the region of 1,500 people to undertake essential roles to support the government's response to covid-19.

Interserve to provide FM at Nightingale North West

Interserve has been commissioned by the government to provide facilities management services for NHS Nightingale North West Hospital in Manchester.

Sodexo teams mobilised to support NHS

Sodexo has confirmed its support for all its employees and continues to redeploy teams to support the NHS during the covid-19 outbreak.

FSI providing support at field hospitals

The IWMS technology specialist is working with FM services providers involved at the temporary sites being developed for the fight against covid-19.

Vinci supporting the NHS

VINCI Construction UK has teams of employees working in eleven healthcare sites across the North West, Midlands and the South East and is working with the same number of NHS Trusts in support of the fight against covid-19.

Contractors on-site for Glasgow hospital

Balfour Beatty has been appointed as principal contractor for the transformation of Glasgow's Scottish Event Campus into a new temporary facility for NHS Scotland.

NHSPS brings hard FM in-house

NHS Property Services has made the decision to take direct control of the delivery of most hard FM services.

BESA: NHS key services survey

The Building Engineering Services Association is conducting a survey to identify firms across the sector capable of providing vital service and maintenance for the NHS at short notice.

ISS supporting new Nightingale Hospital

ISS has been appointed to deliver cleaning, portering, waste management and other soft FM services at the newly created coronavirus treatment facility.

Vinci lending extra support to NHS

Vinci Facilities is diverting volunteers from its mobile repair teams to support existing facilities management services across several hospitals in the North West, Midlands and South East.

Property industry looking for support for NHS

Property professionals have come together to back a dedicated website for offers of space, supplies and support that will help in fighting the covid-19 epidemic.

Industry to provide buildings for key workers

Organisations representing thousands of professionals across the surveying, architectural and planning specialisms have written to the Prime Minister to offer their help in fighting back against the growing coronavirus epidemic.

ISS scoops top hospital cleaning award

ISS Healthcare's contract at the Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax, has been named as the Best Cleaned Hospital (over 250 beds) in the Kimberly-Clark Golden Service Awards.

Serco secures extension at Perth hospital

Serco has signed a six-year contract extension with the government of Western Australia to continue delivering support services at Fiona Stanley Hospital.

Veolia cutting carbon at Rotherham Hospital

The resource management company's specialist energy performance contracting team is working to save money and cut carbon emissions at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. 

NHS Providers calls for major investment

A new report sets out the scale of the task required to rebuild and equip the NHS to make it fit for the 21st century.

London Trust to take services in-house

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has dropped plans to renew its outsourcing contract and will take porters, cleaners and catering staff into direct employment from April.

NHS launches green campaign

NHS Chief Sir Simon Stevens has announced plans to step up action that will tackle both climate change and the consequent health impacts.

The cost of Carillion's collapse

The National Audit Office has published the findings of its investigation into two PFI hospitals that Carillion was building at the time it failed in January 2018.

SSCS to launch People Matter Charter

The Supply Chain Sustainability School's new charter is designed to help organisations up and down the built environment supply chain to bring critical challenges together into one workforce strategy.

ENGIE scoops Midland Met contract

The long-delayed Midland Metropolitan Hospital has taken another step towards completion with the appointment of a facilities management provider.

Bradford drops FM company plan

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has abandoned plans to move its facilities services operations into a separate, wholly owned company.

Seven year trust deal for ISS

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust has awarded ISS Facility Services Healthcare the contract to deliver soft FM services across the Trust properties.

NHS Property Services: set up to fail

That's the assessment from the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee in a new report listing a series of problems faced by NHSPS, coupled with recommendations for action.

NHS aiming for big cuts in plastic waste

The NHS says it will slash the use of plastic in hospital canteens as part of its drive to reduce waste and make hospitals healthier for patients and staff.

Trust takes 600 back in-house

Last week the University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust welcomed more than 600 staff back into direct employment.

Mitie extends NHS role

Mitie has won a five-year contract to provide engineering services to NHS Blood & Transplant following a competitive retender.

Longer stay at St Hugh's for Derwent FM

The service provider has secured an extension on its contract with HMT St Hugh's Hospital Grimsby, taking the end-date out to August 2022.

Vinci lands five-year Clatterbridge contract

Vinci Facilities has won a five-year contract worth £5.25m to deliver hard FM services to the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust.

Bradford backs off on wholly-owned plan

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust had planned to launch its in-house facilities management company in the autumn, but following a serious clash with a trade union that target date has been dropped.

ISS renews stay at West Middlesex Hospital

ISS Healthcare has secured a five-year contract renewal at West Middlesex University Hospital, part of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

New MD for Trust FM company

Derbyshire Support and Facilities Services, the subsidiary company launched by Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has appointed a new managing director.

Sodexo extends North Devon partnership

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has extended its soft services contract with Sodexo for a further three years.

Bradford Trust pressing ahead with FM company

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust says it is committed to setting up a wholly owned subsidiary company for its estates, facilities and clinical engineering services despite union opposition.

NHS Property Services: must do better

NHSPS has met many of its objectives, including in FM, but it lacks the powers to solve other growing problems, according to parliamentary watchdog the National Audit Office.

Artic lands hard services deal at King's College Hospital

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Artic Building Services to provide M&E maintenance for HVAC systems across the Trust estate.

Sodexo extends Birmingham Children's Hospital contract

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust has extended its partnership with Sodexo with a new five-year agreement.

Mitie extends integrated FM deal at St George's

Mitie has won a £150m long-term extension on its multi-service facilities management contract with St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

NHS launches space booking platform

Following a successful pilot, NHS Property Services has launched NHS Open Space, a booking platform designed to give users ready access to available spaces and increase utilisation efficiency for the health service.

Mitie extends NHS Property Services deal

Mitie has won a fourth year on a major contract delivering engineering, landscaping and security services.

Sodexo expands home care business

Sodexo has acquired The Good Care Group, a leading player in the live-in care market in the UK.

NHS commits to LED upgrades

Sussex-based energy efficiency solutions provider Energys Group has been selected to deliver LED lighting upgrades at a number of NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts. 

ENGIE in billion-pound Portsmouth deal

ENGIE has secured a long-term contract to provide total facilities management at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust's Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham.

Interserve exits healthcare jv

Prime, the healthcare property company, has acquired the service provider's share of the joint venture company Interserve Prime, saying it still sees plenty of market opportunity.

NAO questions NHS financial sustainability

In its annual report on the NHS, the National Audit Office concludes that substantial deficits in some parts, offset by surpluses elsewhere coupled with growing waiting lists and increases in waiting times, does not paint a picture that is sustainable.

ISS seals Trust deal

After an extended period of competitive dialogue with a number of potential partners, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust has awarded ISS Facility Services, Healthcare a five-year contract.

Missing the long-term view on estates and facilities

Recent publication of the NHS Long Term Plan has left HEFMA, the Health Estates & Facilities Management Association, worrying about the place of these critical functions within the health service.

Interserve awarded hospital contract in Wales

Interserve has been awarded a £25m contract by Cwm Taf University Health Board, as part of the next phase of the £36m redevelopment of Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr.

Sodexo wins Partnership of the Year Award

Sodexo has scooped top recognition at the 2018 HSJ Awards for its collaboration with University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust.

Graham confirms NI contract

The construction to services group will provide a range of facilities management services for a new primary and community care centre in Lisburn over a 25-year term.

ISS signs TFM deal with London NHS Trust

The healthcare business at ISS has secured a five-year TFM contract with Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust.

ISS secures Kent & Medway catering deal

ISS Healthcare has been awarded a retail and patient catering contract with Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust, one of the largest mental health trusts in England.

Think-tank takes on PFI

The Private Finance Initiative has been a controversial policy virtually from the day it was introduced in the early '90s. Nowhere has this been more so than in the UK health sector and one group has been looking at alternative strategies.

OCS books £50m deal with Community Health Partnerships

The Department of Health-owned company that serves as an essential link between the NHS and healthcare providers has awarded a three-year cleaning support contract to OCS.

Second Carillion hospital finds a way forward

Construction work on the state-of-the-art Royal Liverpool Hospital will restart, following work coming to a halt after the collapse of Carillion earlier this year.

Horbury in Chesterfield win

Rotherham-based Horbury Property Services has won a three-year contract with Chesterfield Royal Hospital in Derbyshire to provide planned maintenance and refurbishment services.

Trust abandons plan for FM company

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust has called a halt to its consideration of transferring estates and FM staff into a wholly owned subsidiary company.

East Kent Trust next with union conflict

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust is facing strikes later this month over its plans to transfer support staff into a new wholly owned company.

Mitie in double NHS win

Mitie's Landscaping business has been awarded two new grounds maintenance contracts with the NHS in the South West of England.

Unison fires a shot across Salisbury's bow

Currently in the union's sights is Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, which has launched a staff consultation around the concept of setting up a wholly owned services company.

Union takes on Trusts' wholly-owned strategy

Unison, the union, has adopted as policy the challenging of wholly owned FM and estates businesses set up by NHS Trusts.

ISS signs 12-year deal in Halifax

The facilities services group has secured a landmark extension to its Private Finance Initiative contract at the Calderdale Royal Hospital.

Trust names estates strategy partner

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust is set to enter into a 50:50 strategic estates partnership and joint venture with Health Innovation Partners.

Another Carillion loose end tied up

Eight months after the collapse of the construction and services group, a way forward has finally been agreed for the stalled new-build Midland Metropolitan Hospital in Smethwick.

OCS extends hospital stay

OCS has agreed a two-year contract extension with York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Chesterfield latest trust to tee up services company

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is to establish a wholly-owned subsidiary company in order to safeguard essential services and protect jobs for hundreds of staff.

Veolia secures landmark Irish energy deal

Resource management company Veolia has been awarded the first Carbon Energy Fund Ireland contract, a 15-year agreement at Dublin's Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.

Interserve in £35m Trust win

Interserve has been awarded a five-year contract to deliver total facilities management services for the Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Council steps in to resolve dispute over Trust company

An industrial dispute following an NHS Trust's decision to establish a wholly owned estates and facilities management company has been brought to end after Wigan Council offered a solution.

HEY: good news for Apleona

Apleona HSG has secured a 14-year, multi-million pound contract to deliver facilities services on behalf of the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

ISS lands pair of hospital contracts in Turkey

The ISS Group's Turkey business has secured two five-year integrated services partnerships in the healthcare sector.

Trust adds 13 sites to OCS contract

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust has expanded its soft services contract with OCS, taking the total number of sites involved to 82.

Trust takes on board Carillion staff

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust has moved 23 former Carillion employees into a recently created wholly-owned services business.

Charter success for ISS and Liverpool healthcare clients

In a first for ISS, two NHS Trust clients, Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals and the Walton Centre, have received the Workplace Wellbeing Charter.

OCS in Yorkshire Hospitals NHS trust win

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has awarded a five-year soft services contract to OCS.

York Teaching Hospital plans FM company

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is in consultation with its facilities and estates staff ahead of the planned formation of a Trust-owned service company.

Eric Wright FM appointed to NHS framework

Eric Wright Facilities Management has secured a place on a new national framework for NHS Shared Business Services, covering the delivery of project management and building surveying consultancy services.

Medirest renews at St Helens and Knowsley

Compass Group UK & Ireland's healthcare division has been appointed to continue delivering facilities management and retail and patient dining services at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, in Merseyside.

ENGIE takes on Portsmouth Carillion contract

ENGIE is in the process of taking over as FM services provider at Queen Alexandra Hospital, replacing the collapsed Carillion.

Royal Papworth win for OCS

OCS has won a five-year soft services contract with Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire.

CBRE extends hospital stay

The property services group has been reappointed to provide facilities management for the Royal Hospital Chelsea on a five-year contract.

Public sector directly employed maintenance staff in decline

In-house maintenance teams, once common at large public sector organisations, are rapidly becoming a thing of the past.

Mitie secures West Herts Trust deal

Mitie has been awarded a multi-service FM contract with West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust following a competitive tender.

Jersey hospital scheme moves forward

The States of Jersey has selected its pre-construction partner for the island's new hospital. J3 Limited brings with it early input from building services and facilities management group FES.

Mitie secures Shrewsbury & Telford deal

Shrewsbury & Telford Hospitals NHS Trust has awarded the FM group a two-year security services contract.

Bouygues team wins hospital contract

Bouygues Energies & Services is teaming up with Eurotec Environmental Limited for the supply of innovative and sustainable clinical waste services to West Middlesex University Hospital.

Leicester Trust confirms plans for FM company

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust looks set to become the latest to establish a wholly owned business to manage and deliver its facilities services.

Sodexo named Supplier of the Year in healthcare awards

Sodexo has scooped the Facilities Management Supplier of the Year award at the inaugural event held in London last week.

Second NHS FM company runs into trouble

A small but growing trend is emerging as NHS Trusts struggle with limited financial resources. Shifting FM and estates services into a separate, wholly owned business looks attractive on paper but can worry staff.

Harrogate shift in FM structure upsets staff

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust made the decision last autumn to set up its own services provision business, but convincing some staff to go along with the plan has proved to be a challenge.

Health and education FM markets slipped in 2017

The market for outsourced integrated services and TFM deals in the UK health and education sectors was down by about 2% last year in the face of uncertainties and cuts.

Hospital deal for Horbury

The property maintenance provider was won a place on a three-year multi-partner contract with Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Serco strikes a better deal on its Carillion buy

Serco has signed a revised agreement with Carillion's liquidators covering the acquisition of a series of UK healthcare facilities management contracts, cutting the price by about £20m. 

Wates lands healthcare IFM deal

Wates Smartspace's facilities management business has been appointed by healthcare provider Horder Healthcare to deliver a three-year hard services contract across two medical centres and three outreach clinics in the South East of England.

OCS scoops UAE's largest healthcare FM contract

A major new hospital complex has handed over facilities management services to OCS Emirates, in a £77m deal.

Financial watchdog takes a hard look at PFI

The National Audit Office has published a report on PFI and its successor PF2, an unexpectedly timely review of a key contracting concept that reshaped one big part of the public sector outsourcing landscape.

Health trusts looking at wholly-owned subsidiaries

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust is to establish a separate company to run its estates, facilities and procurement services, the latest in what could be a growing trend.

Sodexo wins one, renews another

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has signed up Sodexo for a 10-year patient dining and retail services deal.

ISS retains three-Trust contract

The Fulham Road Collaborative has awarded a new five-year contract worth over £100m to its existing provider, following a full competitive procurement exercise.

HEFMA and IHEEM launch new collaboration

The Health Estates and Facilities Management Association and the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management have launched the "definitive" resource for their industry.

Carillion looking at sale of healthcare business

Carillion shares jumped yesterday as the group confirmed it had received proposals from more than one potential buyer of its UK healthcare business.

Interserve dives into Poole deal

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has awarded a five-year, £13m multi-service contract to Interserve.

Sodexo lands healthcare soft FM deal

South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust has appointed Sodexo as its new soft services provider.

Win returns ISS to South Warwickshire

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust has named ISS Healthcare as its new soft services provider in a contract worth almost £45m over the initial five years.

Interserve jv for hospital development

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Interserve Prime have announced a new joint venture partnership to enable the strategic transformation of the Dorchester hospital estate.

NHS Property Services offers vacant space scheme

NHS Property Services has launched a new vacant hand-back scheme that will help NHS commissioners to cut the cost of empty space in their buildings.

NHS hard services framework promises savings

NHS Shared Business Services has launched a Hard Facilities Management framework aiming to save public sector organisations an average of 5% on costs.

Harrow Green joins NHS framework

Business relocation specialist Harrow Green has been appointed to the NHS Shared Business Services supply chain framework agreement. The company will offer removal services to 64 participating authorities across twelve UK regions.

City FM moves into healthcare sector

A three-year multi-services contract with Four Seasons Health Care is the provider's first in this sector.

Inviron takes over Harrogate energy contract

The Imtech Group's technical FM business has kicked off its 25-year management contract with the Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, taking over responsibility for the operation of a new Energy Centre.

Serco seals Southampton NHS Trust deal

Serco has won a 10-year catering and cleaning services contract with University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

Compass lands MK hospital deal

Compass Group UK & Ireland has secured a 15-year contract with Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to provide retail services.

ISS SlaM'd again

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) has awarded a new five-year contract to ISS, rekindling a past relationship.

G4S FM secures deal in Croydon

The FM services provider has won a seven-year, £41m contract with Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.

Sodexo expands in private home care market

The services group has announced the acquisition of Prestige Nursing + Care, a leading UK home care provider.

NHS property: Naylor review published

The end of March saw the publication of a long-awaited investigation into estates strategy needs and options within the NHS. What happens now will be a measure of the commitment to sorting out some longstanding issues.

Robertson closes on NHS Orkney project

The Robertson Group has reached financial close on a £64m deal that will deliver improved healthcare services for Orkney residents.

Medirest extends new Trust contract

Compass Group's healthcare sector specialist has been appointed to provide staff and visitor restaurant services for London North West Healthcare NHS Trust.

Hospital food in the firing line

Adding to the pressures on NHS performance and resources is a new report on food standards where the message is 'could do better', at best.

Interserve lands extension with NHS Trust

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust has extended its multi-services contract with Interserve for a further two years.  

Mitie finds buyer for healthcare businesses 

The support services group has sold two businesses for £1 each, plus a multi-million pound commitment to support a turnaround plan.

Healthcare estates: new roles for new technology

Given the sheer amount of floorspace that healthcare occupies, coupled with the financial and health & safety demands that are tied to it, the need for low-risk solutions for optimising management and service delivery is clear. So what can be done?

NHS Property Services launches accessibility guides

New online access guides for a number of NHS Property Services' hospitals, health centres and clinics have been developed to aid patients and visitors.

London Trust turns to Medirest

London North West Healthcare NHS Trust has awarded a five-year soft FM contract to Compass Group UK & Ireland's Medirest division.

Compass lands private hospital deal

The group's Medirest Signature division has signed a new contract to deliver catering services to Bupa Cromwell Hospital in London.

Serco signs £600m Barts contract

Serco has confirmed its appointment on a 10-year soft services deal with Barts Health NHS Trust. 

Sussex hospitals win for Compass

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, following an extensive review of catering services, has appointed Compass to run its shops, cafes and restaurants.

Mitie staying on at Hinchingbrooke

Mitie's Clean Environments business has won a new three-year contract with Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust.

Carlisle in three-year security services win

Carlisle Support Services has been appointed by Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust to deliver a range of services at New Cross Hospital. 

Sodexo extends Queen's Hospital partnership

Sodexo has agreed a £90m, five-year extension to its longstanding contract at Queen's Hospital in Romford.

Vivark awarded hospital contract

Vivark, the social enterprise property and FM services provider, has won a five-year, £2.5m contract with Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

Serco lines up £600m NHS contract

Barts Health NHS Trust has named Serco Group as the preferred bidder for its soft FM services tender.

ISS extends Moorfields deal

ISS has retained and extended the scope of its healthcare cleaning services contract at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Ryhurst partners with Hinchingbrooke Trust in 15-year deal

Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust has appointed Ryhurst, the specialist provider of health estate management services, as its long-term joint venture partner for estate management and development.

Mitie in 30 site deal with Southern Health NHS Trust

The Trust has appointed Mitie Landscapes to deliver a range of grounds and gardens services across its extensive portfolio.

ENGIE in Canadian healthcare win

ENGIE Services has secured a 32-year contract to deliver integrated facilities management services at William Osler Health System's Etobicoke General Hospital in Ontario, Canada.

Mitie secures 5 year Devon care contract

Mitie's social care business, MiHomecare, has signed a five-year contract with Devon County Council and two Clinical Commissioning Groups, worth £7m over its term.

NHS Property Services: update on new FM contracts

Following the completion of its rationalisation exercise to streamline its facilities management contracts, NHS Property Services reports that contractors have mobilised and are improving service provision, with savings of £15m realised so far.

G4S FM lands Beds multi service contract

G4S Facilities Management has secured a three-year contract, worth £3.1m per year, to deliver FM services to Bedfordshire and Luton Mental Health and Wellbeing Services.

Sodexo Healthcare names new CEO

James Taylor has joined Sodexo UK and Ireland, moving from the US business, to become the region's healthcare CEO.

Bouygues secures Surrey Trust contract

Bouygues Energies & Services has won a five-year contract to deliver hard FM services for Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Elior secures 15 year Trust deal

Elior UK has signed a 15-year catering contract with Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.

Soft FM contracts for NHS confirmed

NHS Property Services has completed the second phase of its national procurement exercise to streamline its facilities management contracts.


ENGIE has been appointed to construct, operate and maintain gas-fired combined heat and power energy centres for three NHS Trusts, as well as carrying out site-wide upgrades to energy-consuming equipment.

Mitie big winner in NHS hard services procurement

NHS Property Services has completed a national procurement exercise to streamline its facilities management contracts. Mitie has taken the lion's share of the services on offer.

Medirest in five-year Blackpool win

Medirest, Compass Group UK & Ireland's healthcare specialist, has landed a contract to provide domestic services at Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Mitie to stay on at St George's

Mitie has had its healthcare FM contract with St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust extended for three years.

New NHS FM framework 'could save millions'

NHS Shared Business Services has launched a new procurement framework designed to save the NHS, local government and the wider public sector millions of pounds on a wide range of facilities services.

Carillion closes on Midland Metropolitan contract

The Hospital Company (Sandwell) Limited, a Carillion joint venture, has achieved financial close on the Midland Metropolitan Hospital Public Private Partnership project in Birmingham.

Arthur McKay secures multi-site renewal

The building support services company has renewed its facilities management contract with Erskine, the leading care organisation for ex-service men and women in Scotland.

Double win for ISS in Liverpool

Following a full market testing exercise, the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust has awarded its hotel services contract to the ISS Healthcare business for the third time.

Vinci Facilities star wins RICS award

A rising star at Vinci Facilities has helped the service provider win the RICS Young Surveyor of the Year Award in the FM category for a second consecutive year.

ISS confirms launch of healthcare contract

ISS Facility Services has mobilised a new five-year FM contract at Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in East London.

OCS builds long-term deal with NHS Trust

The service provider has secured its contract with Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust until 2020.

Galliford Try lands East Lothian hospital deal

The construction group has been appointed preferred contractor by Hub South East Scotland on behalf of NHS Lothian for the new East Lothian Community Hospital.

First success for NHS Property Services alliance with BIFM

An initial group of NHS Property Services employees has gained membership in the British Institute of Facilities Management following a fast-track assessment process.

Serco secures Norfolk and Norwich contract extension

The support services group has been awarded a new five-year deal at the UK's first major PFI healthcare project, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Carillion preferred for Midlands hospital

Carillion has been named as preferred bidder by Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust to deliver the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital under a long-term PPP contract.

ISS catering recognised at Calderdale Royal Hospital

The hospital's catering service has been awarded the Soil Association Food for Life Bronze Catering Mark, recognising its drive for fresh meals and good food.

EC Harris & Morgan Sindall in 10 year NHS win

Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Health Innovation Partners Ltd as its preferred partner to deliver efficiency savings and infrastructure projects over the next 10 years.

Compass books into Kettering Hospital

Compass Group UK & Ireland has secured a new 10-year contract to deliver retail, food and beverage offers at Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

NHS: huge scope to reduce energy consumption

Millions of pounds could be cut from NHS running costs if estate managers take a closer look at how their heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems are performing.

OCS confirms Chepstow extension

The Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and SPV company Kintra have confirmed that OCS will continue to provide a total facilities management service to Chepstow Community Hospital until 2020.

Cumberland Infirmary battles 'major flaws' in PFI deal

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust has taken the unusual step of issuing a lengthy and forthright statement setting out its strategy for rectifying serious problems with fire safety at Cumberland Infirmary, one of the UK's first PFI schemes.

Balfour Beatty team scoops Irish PPP

Ireland is to benefit from 14 new primary care centres following the selection of a preferred bidder for the country's first healthcare PPP project.

Trust and Sodexo win NHS Sustainability Award

Sodexo, in partnership with its client Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, has won the Waste Management Award at the NHS Sustainability Awards.

Capita in multi service deal with London Trust

Capita has been selected as preferred bidder to form a strategic partnership to deliver a range of services for Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust.

New framework opens to NHS organisations

A new building and engineering maintenance services framework for NHS organisations has come into effect.

Eric Wright wins healthcare contract

Fountain Property Management has awarded Eric Wright Facilities Management (EWFM) a one-year contract to provide FM services at its new 4500 square metre health centre in Chester.

Bouygues team closes on new hospital

A Bouygues Energies & Services team has reached financial close on the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences in Edinburgh.

OCS books into hospital for three more years

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust has awarded OCS a three-year contract to provide a range of facilities services at Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup.

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Government FM deals fall again in Q4 2023

UK government awarded 183 contracts relating to facilities management in Q4 2023, worth a total of £184m.

Q3 sees over £1bn in FM contracts

The UK government awarded 274 contracts relating to facilities management in Q3 2023, worth a total of £1.1b.

Market insight: public sector contracts climb

Across the public sector 263 contracts relating to facilities management were awarded in Q2 2023, worth a total of £2.5b.

Market insight: public sector contract values down

The UK Government awarded 419 contracts relating to facilities management in Q1 2023, worth a total of £418mn.

Market insight: public sector procurement falls again

The UK government awarded 357 contracts relating to facilities management in Q4 2022, worth a total of £312mn.

Market insight: 292 public sector contracts in Q3

This is the third in a quarterly series of updates exclusively for i-FM from Tussell, the public sector procurement experts.

UK government facilities management contracts: Q2 2021

This is the second in a quarterly series of updates exclusively for i-FM from Tussell, the public sector procurement experts.

UK government facilities management contracts: Q1 2021

This is the first in a quarterly series of updates exclusively for i-FM from Tussell, the public sector procurement experts.

Covid-19: how do you FM that?

Anyone working in healthcare has their own experience from the Covid peak. But what was it like for someone working behind the clinical care frontline in facilities management?

Rising to the challenge in the UK's hour of need

The NHS Nightingale Hospital in London was up and running in record time. We talked with ISS Healthcare MD Chris Ash about how this was achieved.

Invest in your people: an answer to the training conundrum

It's an old saying but it still rings true: "your most important assets leave your organisation every day".

Specialist services: medical equipment safety testing

Bouygues Energies & Services doesn't just look after buildings and the people who work in them. The company has developed some surprising specialisations, too. Simon Hayman turns the spotlight on one of these.

Handling vulnerable patient relocation with care

When looking after patients with dementia, changes in routine, people and places must be handled with the utmost sensitivity. Andy Lapham discusses the challenge of relocating staff, patients and equipment while ensuring healthcare continues as normal.

Making Asset Management Work

Effective asset management needs a vision to take it from being seen as just about data collection and IT systems to being a business tool that adds real value. But that vision only comes when all partners work together as a team, says Duncan Hartley.

Employee Engagement: A Game-Changer in Facilities Management?

Donna Brown discusses how her research into employee engagement can have a far-reaching impact on facilities management within healthcare and beyond.

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Transforming the patient experience

Mike Hobbs says there is more to creating a sustainable future for the NHS than just saving the planet. There is a compelling business case, too.