Health technical memoranda

This series brings together all documents relating to Health technical memoranda.

Health Technical Memoranda (HTMs) give comprehensive advice and guidance on the design, installation and operation of specialised building and engineering technology used in the delivery of healthcare.

The focus of Health Technical Memorandum guidance remains on healthcare-specific elements of standards, policies and up-to-date established best practice. They are applicable to new and existing sites, and are for use at various stages during the whole building lifecycle.

Healthcare providers have a duty of care to ensure that appropriate governance arrangements are in place and are managed effectively. The Health Technical Memorandum series provides best practice engineering standards and policy to enable management of this duty of care.

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 compliant with HBNs and HTMs.

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


Decontamination HTMs

Published 25 April 2013
Last updated 22 December 2014 + show all updates
  1. Updated to include information about repeatable room arrangements.

  2. Updated to add information about Activity DataBase computer package.

  3. First published.