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DH health building notes

This series brings together all documents relating to Health building notes

Health building notes give best practice guidance on the design and planning of new healthcare buildings and on the adaptation or extension of existing facilities.

They provide information to support the briefing and design processes for individual projects in the NHS building programme.

Activity DataBase (ADB) is a computer package to assist healthcare planners, architects, and teams involved in the briefing, design and equipping of healthcare environments.

The ProCure21+ Framework is the recommended procurement method for publicly-funded capital projects over £1 million. The Principal Supply Chain Partners have developed a number of repeatable room arrangements for use in NHS Acute and Mental Health facilities, all of which are fully complaint with HBNs and HTMs.

You might also be interested in the health technical memoranda document series. Or you may wish to view a complete list of NHS estates related guidance past and present .

Documents

  1. Designing health and community care buildings (HBN 00-01)

    • Guidance
  2. Designing sanitary spaces like bathrooms (HBN 00-02)

    • Guidance
  3. Designing generic clinical and clinical support spaces (HBN 00-03)

    • Guidance
  4. Designing stairways, lifts and corridors in healthcare buildings (HBN 00-04)

    • Guidance
  5. Resilience planning for NHS facilities (HBN 00-07)

    • Guidance
  6. The efficient management of healthcare estates and facilities (HBN 00-08)

    • Guidance
  7. Infection control in the built environment (HBN 00-09)

    • Guidance
  8. Design for flooring, walls, ceilings, sanitary ware and windows (HBN 00-10)

    • Guidance
  9. Designing and planning cardiac facilities (HBN 01-01)

    • Guidance
  10. Cancer treatment facilities: planning and design (HBN 02-01)

    • Guidance
  11. Adult mental health units: planning and design (HBN 03-01)

    • Guidance
  12. Facilities for child and adolescent mental health services (HBN 03-02)

    • Guidance
  13. Adult in-patient facilities: planning and design (HBN 04-01)

    • Guidance
  14. Critical care units: planning and design (HBN 04-02)

    • Guidance
  15. Designing facilities for diagnostic imaging (HBN 6)

    • Guidance
  16. Satellite dialysis units: planning and design (HBN 07-01)

    • Guidance
  17. Main renal unit: planning and design (HBN 07-02)

    • Guidance
  18. Dementia-friendly health and social care environments (HBN 08-02)

    • Guidance
  19. Maternity care facilities: planning and design (HBN 09-02)

    • Guidance
  20. Neonatal units: planning and design (HBN 09-03)

    • Guidance
  21. Facilities for day surgery units (HBN 10-02)

    • Guidance
  22. Facilities for primary and community care services (HBN 11-01)

    • Guidance
  23. Designing an out-patients department (HBN 12)

    • Guidance
  24. Planning and design of sterile services departments (HBN 13)

    • Guidance
  25. Designing pharmacy and radiopharmacy facilities (HBN 14-01)

    • Guidance
  26. Planning and designing facilities for pathology services (HBN 15)

    • Guidance
  27. Planning and designing accident and emergency departments (HBN 15-01)

    • Guidance
  28. Designing hospital accommodation for children (HBN 23)

    • Guidance
  29. Facilities for surgical procedures in acute general hospitals (HBN 26)

    • Guidance
Published 11 June 2013
Last updated 30 June 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added 'HBN 03-02: Facilities for child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)'.
  2. Updated to include information about repeatable room arrangements in NHS Acute and Mental Health
  3. Updated to add information about Activity DataBase computer package.
  4. added the guidance for the health service on the design of windows (HBN 00-10D)
  5. Added guidance for the health service on the design of windows (HBN 00-10D)
  6. First published.