HFC has developed a range of services and products for healthcare colleagues in Estates and Facilities Management. Members get the following benefits, which help you save money, save time and get better results:

Performance Analysis [INCLUDED in Membership]

  • Annual performance review in key areas based on data submitted to the ERIC data collection system
  • Trend analysis dating back to 1996
  • Assess how your Trust is performing alongside others of a similar size and function
  • As an additional service, we can facilitate the further sharing of data and better working practices in smaller groups to enable cost efficiencies

FM Document Exchange [FREE to Members]

  • A library of 330+ policies, procedures, guidance notes and job descriptions sourced from NHS organisations and often Board approved
  • Helps reduce ‘reinvention of the wheel’, making significant time and cost savings for Members and promoting sharing ideas and standards
  • Covers a wide range of Estates and Facilities topics and subject areas
  • Securely hosted online and search-enabled to be quick and easy to access

Apollo-FM [Preferential rate for Members]

  • Fully web based system - nothing to download and no extra licences to purchase
  • One annual licence covers the whole package - so no unpleasant surprises at invoice time!
  • Mobile working for tradestaff to raise and process jobs remotely - it works on any make or model of device capable of running a browser with a network connection, no special apps to download or install!
  • Helpdesk with online call logging
  • Dashboard system to graphically analyse and represent data
  • Capable of linking to and integrating with disparate databases
  • If you have an existing system, chances are we can import the data into Apollo-FM
  • Evolved over many years use in the NHS with ongoing input from the NHS staff who use it

Premises Assurance [Preferential rate for Members]

  • Ofqual accredited training via our Training Partner, Grovenbridge Academy
  • Consultancy available for individual healthcare organisations to guide them through the data collection process and help present the outcome to their management team and Board

Communications and Networking [FREE to Members]

  • Hear the latest news and receive updates on our latest activities and courses in our quarterly newsletter
  • Receive bulletins about upcoming E&FM courses from our Training Partners, Grovenbridge Academy
  • Topic themed update e-mails covering subjects such as new website features, upcoming events, Member surveys and sharing key news in between newsletters
  • We’re always happy to hear from our Members so that we can better represent you in a number of forums; let us know what the key issues are for you, where you might need help or if you have a question – we have an established network of commercial contacts and we can ask your fellow members in the HFC community for their help, views and experiences

Representation [FREE to Members]

  • We represent our members at a range of events covering topics as diverse as fire safety, training and car parking on healthcare premises
  • We contribute to everything from day events to policy documents and Parliamentary Briefing Notes to ensure the voice of E&FM in healthcare is heard

Training and Courses [50% discount on scheduled courses and preferential rates on bespoke courses for Members]

  • Range of courses specifically designed to support Estates and Facilities on key issues to get the most from your assets
  • We can also offer bespoke courses tailored to specific Trust requirements, at your offices to reduce costs and promote team working
  • Our Training Partner, Grovenbridge Academy, is a CELL Approved Training Centre which means that we can provide academic courses designed to raise standards, awareness and skill levels amongst Estates and Facilities Management staff at all levels in the healthcare environment
  • Ofqual accredited courses in Driving Cost Improvement (Level 3) and Premises Assurance (Level 5) provide transportable qualifications that count as credits towards higher qualifications with recognising organisations
  • Grovenbridge Academy must comply with the tough standards required of CELL and Ofqual to maintain their Approved status and that of their courses

Fire Risk Assessment [Preferential rate for Members]

  • Access to a fully managed service covering everything required to deliver peace of mind through a comprehensive Fire Risk Assessment with 3 stage quality control processes built in; we provide everything from the qualified assessors to do the surveys through to the tablets and software to collect and analyse the data
  • Already have your own staff to conduct Fire Risk Assessments? We can offer a software only solution or a hybrid system supplying only the elements you need from the menu of the fully managed service
  • Advanced reporting and action tracking facilities provide comprehensive data analysis and assessment tools putting you in control

Becoming a Member

To join HFC and start gaining from this benefit package immediately, contact us using our online enquiry form.