NHSI and NHSE Estates team seeking help from IHEEM members

With the spread of COVID-19 increasing across the UK, engineers and estates professionals in the NHS are now undertaking their vital role in a rapidly changing and increasingly demanding environment. IHEEM (the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management) says that, having received a number of calls and emails from companies and individuals asking how they can offer their services, skills, and knowledge to help the NHS, it has contacted the Estates & Facilities team at NHS England / NHS Improvement to establish how the Institute can help.

IHEEM CEO, Pete Sellars said: “The team tells us it is seeking support from our members and Company Affiliates who have any individual or specialist services, products, or the relevant skillset that will support national EFM functions at this critical time. To manage this on their behalf, we have set up a dedicated email address: [email protected]  that you can forward your details to, together with suggestions on how you can help, and we will then  ensure that they are passed on to the relevant people at NHS England & NHS Improvement, who will then directly contact you.  Please only contact us via the email address above if you wish to submit any response, information, or contact details.”

Pete Sellars added: “Thank you to all those who have already contacted us; we will be passing on your details. Please also regularly monitor our website to keep up to date on key messages and urgent requests from NHSE and NHSI which we have been requested to disseminate to our membership. If you wish to respond to anything that appears, please do so via the dedicated email address: [email protected]