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NHS cleaners cut by almost 1,000 in the last 10 years

GMB, the union for NHS workers, has called for urgent investment as new figures expose the extent of cuts to cleaning services over the last decade, which according to GMB have left health services “underprepared for Covid”. Figures published in ...

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Medirest’s Anna Hallas becomes an MBE

Medirest’s National Domestic and Infection Control Manager, Anna Hallas has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List. Having worked for Medirest, Compass’ Healthcare division, for 24 years, Hallas is “instrumental in supporting its Domestic Teams in the ...

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Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals unveils new catering services

Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has officially unveiled new staff and visitor catering services, as part of a move to offer a long-term food solution across its Chertsey and Ashford (Middx) sites. The services, which include a staff ...

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Interserve Healthcare sold to leading UK care provider

Interserve Group has announced the sale of Interserve Healthcare to City & County Healthcare Group (C&C). Interserve Healthcare is a leading provider of complex and critical community healthcare to patients with a wide range of medical conditions across England, Wales ...

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VINCI Facilities takes care of hard FM services for Liverpool cancer centre

VINCI Facilities has successfully mobilised and commenced delivery of a five-year contract to deliver hard FM services to The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust. The contract, worth £1.05 million annually, was awarded in late 2019 following a competitive process ...

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NHS Open Space launches new flexible working spaces across the UK

NHS Open Space has launched 40 new sites, now offering over 500 rooms across 60 locations from Sunderland to Portsmouth. The NHS Property Services (NHSPS) scheme offers clinical and meeting space within the NHS on a pay-as-you-go basis, via a ...

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NHS helps the nation get back to business with pay-as-you-go spaces

Health and wellbeing providers looking for alternative and flexible ways to deliver services in response to COVID-19 can now use NHS pay-as-you-go spaces across England. Profits made from this scheme will be reinvested back into the health service for the ...

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Medirest extends partnership with London NHS Trust

The healthcare division of Compass Group UK & Ireland has extended its partnership with University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) for a further five years. UCLH provides first-class acute and specialist services in six hospitals in central London. ...

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NHS Property Services publishes its first CSR update

NHS Property Services (NHSPS), has published its first update on its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. The CSR strategy, launched in 2018, covers its commitment to acting responsibly and operating sustainably in order to help the NHS deliver on the ...

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New Facilities Management Framework worth £500m for NHS & Public Sector

A new £500 million procurement framework has been launched by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) to offer high-quality soft facilities management services to the NHS and wider public sector. The Soft FM, Asset Compliance and Security Services Framework provides ...

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