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Those working with Healthcare Engineering Systems should have access to and use industry standards, peer-reviewed reference documents and organisations, the following is a list with web links.

This list is applicable for the use by, Healthcare Organisations, NHS Trusts, PFIs, LIFT’s, ProCure 22 Partners, HUBCO (Scotland), Project Managers, Directors of Estates, Heads of Estates, Estates Officers, Compliance Managers, Medical teams, Health and Safety, Lecturers, Training organisations, Designers, Manufacturers, Contractors, Commissioners, Apprentices, Electricians, Fitters.

Department of Health websites


Department of Health Main Home Page
Health Building Notes
Health Technical Memoranda
NHS Central Alerting System e.g. for Estates Facilities Alerts (EFA)


NHS Wales, Shared Services Partnership, Main Home Page
NHS Wales Specialist Estates Services: Specialist Healthcare Engineering Systems
NHS Wales, Shared Services Partnership: Estates and Facilities Alerts (EFAs) from 2015

Northern Ireland

Department of Health Main Home Page
Estates and Facilities Alerts - EFA's


NHS National Services Scotland
Health Facilities Scotland, Guidance Publications
Health Facilities Scotland IRIC Safety Alerts
Health Protection Scotland

Other organisations

ACE - Association for Consultancy and Engineering
Architects for Health
BESA Building Engineering Services Association, was HVCA
BESA SFG 20 HTM alignment
BRE - Building Research Establishment
BSI - British Standards Institution
BSRIA The Building Services Research and Information Association
CQC - Care Quality Commission
CSA - Commissioning Specialists Association
HEFMA- Health Estates & Facilities Management Association
HEFMA - Health Estates and Facilities Management Association
HIS - Healthcare Infection Society
HSE - Health and Safety Executive
IHEEM - Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management
King's Fund
MHRA - Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
PHE - Public Health England


CIBSE Journal
IHEEM HEJ - IHEEM's Health Estates Journal

Air Tightness Testing (schemes and guidance)

ATTMA The Air Tightness Testing & Measurement Association
iATS The Independent Airtightness Testing Scheme
BSRIA Air Tightness Testing

United States of America

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CGA - Compressed Gas Association
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
American Institute of Architects

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