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NHS Estates design guidance

NHS NHS Estates design guidance Publication date: 2016 Ranking: essential Health building notes give best practice guidance on the design and planning of new healthcare buildings and on the adaptation or extension of existing facilities. They provide information to support

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Posted in Design Standards (Buildings), Health

Lighting and colour for hospital design

A report on an NHS Estates funded research project Authors: Hilary Dalke, Paul J Littlefair, David L Loe, N Camoz BRE, London South Bank University. TSO London Publication date: 2004 Ranking: useful This definitive publication brings together all the aspects of

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Posted in Health

Wayfinding for healthcare facilities

efm standards – NHS and Dept. of Health Effective Wayfinding and Signing Systems: Guidance for Healthcare Facilities Publication date: 2005 Ranking: useful This document replaces the 1984 edition of HTM 65 “Signs.” It describes ways of improving wayfinding around healthcare sites. It

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Posted in Accessible Information, Auditing, Service Provision, Signage

Is your ward dementia friendly?

The King’s Fund Centre The King’s Fund’s Enhancing the Healing Environment (EHE) Assessment Tool. Publication date: 2014 Ranking: useful The King’s Fund Centre has developed an audit to assess health settings for people living with dementia. The document contain seven sections and

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Health service premises access audit

NHS Publication date: 1999 Ranking: useful Doubly Disabled – an access audit of health service premises This post is formed of two documents. The first provides an overview of the needs of disabled people when using health services. The second is

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Posted in Design Standards (Buildings), Design Standards (Environment), Project Management, Service Provision