The recently updated NHS Premises Assurance Model (PAM) – with its expressed aim of ensuring that health services are operated from ‘clean, safe and suitable’ premises – can be a major step forward, as long as it is adopted extensively across the NHS.
That was the theme of a recent roundtable discussion for health estate managers sponsored by Finegreen - which has been in the vanguard of helping organisations find and develop staff with the right skills to ensure that PAM is a success.
Commenting on the event Craig Hughes – A senior consultant in Finegreen’s Estates Team – said: “We have to remember that PAM is not mandatory, but simply an industry best practice model that trusts have the opportunity to use. The revised version is a great tool but its success depends on organisations currently using a range of other systems being convinced that it will feed through to everyday improvements in their premises."
“That’s why we think it’s important to ‘spread the word’ about the benefits flowing from PAM - and why it’s beneficial for organisations across the board to learn from best practice in this area. It’s also why we’re happy to get involved in events like the recent roundtable discussion – and to offer advice to the increasing number of clients looking to recruit estates managers who can make a real impact on the standard of their premises.”
If you are interested in discussing how our Estates & Facilities Division can work with your organisation please contact either Craig Hughes on firstname.lastname@example.org or Brian Johnston on email@example.com or tel. 0845 130 4006.