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Healthcare Publications

The CIBSE Healthcare Group do not produce any publications.  However the presenters of some of our Events have agreed to allow their presentations to be made available as a download.  These can be reached from the Healthcare Group Meetings and Downloads page.

The Healthcare arena has a wide range of publications that can help the designer in achieving a high standard of building delivery.  Many of the publications can assist the building developer define a standard required for any new Healthcare development.  Many Healthcare PFI, Procure 21, Procure 21+ and LIFT projects use these publications to define the specifications. 

You may obtain most of the publications from "The Stationery Office" (TSO) or in some cases through the NHS Knowledge Portal.  Some publications are also available through the "Space for Health" portal.

Please note that many Healthcare design projects use Room Data Sheets and the Activity Database(ADB) as the source of design criteria.  These are obtainable from a various sources including the Space for Health website.


The former range of NHS Specifications "Model Engineering Specifications" (MES) have widely been archived and replaced.  The specifications are now embeded in the "National Engineering Specification" (NES). The new versions are endorsed by CIBSE and The Department of Health Estates and Facilities Management Department NHS Estates. The documents are obtainable from the Amtech Group.