The NHS is one of the largest and most complex property portfolios in Europe. In England, we own 9,000 hectares of land and 25 million square meters of buildings – this is equivalent to the size of Bristol.
Every year, we invest almost £2 billion in capital build projects. These projects give us the opportunity to display the NHS brand and identity on our building sites to show the public how we are investing in the future of the health services, and how public money is spent.
It is the main contractor who is responsible for providing and maintaining any NHS branding on site – but any design specification must be based on these guidelines. This should be clearly stated in the project contract.
The extent to which the NHS brand is implemented on the building site depends on the size of the project.
Because every project is different and has its own requirements, we suggest using your judgement and common sense when applying these guidelines. It’s important that you implement all the parts of the guidelines that are mandatory and we suggest you consider the advisory and optional branding, and apply the ones that are suitable for your project.
Last updated: 10/07/08
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