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This is the 2014 edition of Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 00 – ‘Policies and principles of healthcare engineering’. The
document has been revised to reflect changes in legislation, guidance, the structure of the NHS, and government policy and direction on
health and social care.

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A medical gas pipeline system (MGPS) is installed to provide a safe, convenient and cost-effective system for the provision of medical gases to the clinical and nursing staff at the point-of-use. It reduces the problems associated with the use of gas cylinders such as safety, porterage, storage and noise.

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Health Technical Memorandum 03-01 – ‘Specialised
ventilation in healthcare premises’ is published in two parts: Part A deals with the design and installation of ventilation systems; Part B covers operational management.

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Health Technical Memorandum 03-01 – ‘Specialised
ventilation in healthcare premises’ is published in two parts: Part A deals with the design and installation of ventilation systems; Part B covers operational management.

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The development, construction, installation and maintenance of hot and cold water supply systems are
vital for public health. Healthcare premises are dependent upon water to maintain hygiene and a comfortable
environment for patients and staff, and for clinical and surgical care.
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In March 2012, the Department of Health published ‘Water sources and potential Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination of taps and water systems: advice for
augmented care units’. This addendum to Health Technical Memorandum 04-01 builds on and supersedes the March 2012 guidance.
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The primary remit of healthcare providers with regard to fire safety is the protection of patients, visitors and health service staff from the effects of fire. For the application of effective fire precautions in healthcare premises,

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This Firecode document provides guidance on the design and installation of new fire detection and alarm systems in NHS healthcare premises.

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This Health Technical Memorandum sets out
recommendations, advice and guidance for the purchase, use and donations of furniture and textiles in hospitals and other healthcare premises.

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The primary remit of healthcare organisations with
regard to fire safety is the safety of patients, visitors and health service staff.

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This Health Technical Memorandum provides technical details for the design and use of escape lifts in healthcare buildings.

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The effects of fire in any premises can be serious.
However, in the case of hospitals and other healthcare premises, fires have a greater significance due to the presence of large numbers of patients.

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This Health Technical Memorandum provides guidance on fire safety when laboratory facilities are about to be, or have been, established on hospital premises. In the case of new hospitals the guidance in this Health Technical Memorandum should be considered at the initial planning stage.

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This Health Technical Memorandum sets out recommendations and guidance for the reduction
of unwanted fire signals (UwFS; see paragraph 1.6) generated by automatic fire detection and alarm systems within healthcare premises.

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This Health Technical Memorandum provides guidance on the fire engineering of healthcare premises. It supports Health Technical Memorandum 05-02 – ‘Guidance in
support of functional provisions for healthcare premises’, Health Technical Memorandum 86 – ‘Fire risk
assessment in hospitals’ and ‘Fire risk assessment in Nucleus hospitals’ (the latter two are soon to be replaced
by Health Technical Memorandum 05-03 Part K – ‘Fire risk assessments in complex healthcare premises’).

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This Health Technical Memorandum provides guidance on fire risk assessments in complex NHS healthcare premises. It is supplementary to the guidance in the “FSO Green Guide” Department for Communities and Local  Government (2006)) and supersedes the guidance contained in Health Technical Memorandum 86 – ‘Fire risk assessment in hospitals’ and ‘Fire risk assessments in Nucleus hospitals’.

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This Health Technical Memorandum sets out recommendations and guidance for fire safety of atria in healthcare buildings. It should not be quoted as if it were a specification, and any claims of compliance should be carefully examined to ensure they are not misleading.

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Health Technical Memorandum 06-02 replaces and supersedes all previous versions of Health Technical Memorandum 2020 – ‘Safety code for low voltage
systems’.

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The aim of this guidance is to identify best practice in developing travel plans1 and providing adequate transport and car-parking for NHS trusts in England.

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The success of a building’s performance in terms of sustainability outcomes is dependent to a large degree on the decisions taken at the design, procurement and construction stages of a development.

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Acoustic design is fundamental to the quality of healthcare buildings. Sound affects us both physiologically and psychologically. Noise, which can be defined as “unwanted sound”, can increase heart rate, blood pressure, respiration rate and even blood cholesterol levels. Pleasant sounds help create a sense of
well-being. Music can be used to treat depression, to reach autistic people and to calm and relax tense patients.

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Bed spaces and their environment have a significant impact upon patient experience and delivery of care. With patients able to choose their provider of healthcare
service and the increased complexity of clinical techniques and procedures provided at bed spaces, it is now even more important to ensure that bedhead
facilities are fit-for-purpose in all respects.

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Clinical cubicle curtain track for bed spaces and treatment/consultation rooms etc.