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NHS Open Space announces further expansion to portfolio

From March 2021, NHS Open Space is set to further grow its portfolio of properties with an additional batch of sites now announced.

The announcement follows the launch of 40 new sites back in October and corresponds with the start of a rapid expansion across the NHS Property Services (NHSPS) portfolio throughout 2021, with the intended goal of offering greater flexibility and transparency for the NHS estate.

Delivered by NHSPS, the NHS Open Space service allows for the flexible and affordable, pay-as-you-go booking of rooms in NHS properties around the country, facilitating a more dynamic use of NHS estates capacity.

With users spanning NHS services, community organisations and businesses, NHS Open Space has been established as an opportunity to maximise the use of NHS space to offer a wide range of services to patients and communities alike.

Already, NHS Open Space operates more than 500 clinical and meeting spaces across 60 sites.

Chris King, Principal Strategic Asset Manager at NHS Property Services, said: "The potential for NHS Open Space to transform the NHS estate has become ever more apparent during Covid-19, as services seek flexibility and visibility over how space is used.

“The intuitive booking system means that users only pay for the time and space they need, which could provide much-needed relief on finances for independent and small businesses in the midst of the pandemic.

“It also makes better use of the NHS estate, driving money back into the health service at a critical time.

“I'm delighted to welcome these new sites to NHS Open Space, and am excited to see a steady stream of onboarding throughout 2021."

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