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Meet cleaning standards

How can you prove that your hospital environment meets current cleaning standards?

The NHS continues to face ongoing pressure on its resources. Health organisations are continually having to look for new ways to make cost and efficiency savings while maintaining the highest possible standards in facilities management and ultimately, patient care.

Poor cleaning standards represent a threat to patients, staff and visitors alike. Hospitals need to be able to readily demonstrate their cleanliness standards and adherence to current cleaning and infection prevention legislation. Providing proof of effective cleaning management can only be achieved by having robust internal audit measures in place to assess cleaning standards and ensure that the correct processes are being followed.

A clean environment provides the right setting for good patient care practice and good infection control. It is important for efficient and effective healthcare.” National Specifications for Cleanliness in the NHS

The introduction of new technologies including web and mobile functionality are now key to providing accurate real-time audit reporting, improved communications and budgetary control.

Asckey’s health sector focused cleaning audit management tool fmfirst® cleaning has been developed to help trusts meet current cleaning audit management standards and legislation. Functionality supports requirements for National Specifications for Cleanliness 2007, PAS 5748:2014, current Care Quality Commission guidelines and Standards for Better Health core standards compliance. Benefit from:

• Proof of audit compliance for high risk areas including:
o Clearly defined responsibilities and actions (identified per responsible group)
o Defined functional area cleaning intensities, frequencies and designated risk levels
o Allocation of appropriate remedial measures (including room scores)
• Automated cleaning audit scheduling with periodic task frequencies and times
• Greater system flexibility plus fast and simple installation and maintenance
• Reporting accuracy including traceable documentary evidence (including SLA trends)
• Mobile functionality including web reporting portal for continuous site-wide monitoring

By the NHS for the NHS fmfirst® has been developed with the active input of experienced NHS and NHS FM staff. This collective input allows users to contribute towards the development of powerful, customised systems that fully match the needs and realities of today’s NHS. Based on 20+ years’ practical involvement in NHS Facilities Management, fmfirst® provides:

• Integrated functionality for a unified, streamlined operating system
• Simplified operating system with clear task definition, allocation and tracking
• Support for CQC and national care standards relating to the safety and suitability of premises

Contact Asckey on 0845 270 7747 to discuss your current system and look at areas where potential improvements could be made.

Discover better CAFM

Is your current CAFM software meeting all your needs?

CAFMThe FM world is constantly changing and your CAFM system needs to be able to keep pace!

The fmfirst® CAFM software suite at the Facilities Management Show 2016, Excel, London, 21st – 23rd June 2016, Stand S1200. fmfirst® has been developed with:

• User collaboration
• The application of the latest technological advances
• An awareness of the latest health sector related legislative change

As the NHS continues to face ongoing pressure on its resources, Trusts need to find new ways to make cost and efficiency savings while maintaining the highest possible quality standards in facilities management and ultimately, patient care.

The introduction of new technologies, including web and mobile functionality are key to providing improved communications, remote working options, real-time reporting and budgetary control.

The fmfirst® estates and facilities module is continually evolving, offering intuitive new technology specifically developed to support efficiency targets and meet legislative compliance. Based on 20+ years’ practical involvement in NHS Facilities Management, fmfirst® provides:

• Simplified operating system with clear task definition, allocation and tracking
• Accurate, timely data reporting to support the management decision making process
• Interlinked functionality for a single, integrated operating system
• Combined audit reporting capability and compliance for long-term peace of mind
• Support for CQC and national care standards relating to the safety and suitability of premises
• By the NHS for the NHS – collective user input means that fmfirst® matches the needs and realities of today’s NHS

fmfirst® V2016.1 new Asbestos and Legionella modules – these new fmfirst® modules support your risk monitoring and record keeping obligations.

fmfirst® in action – NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board the FMT and fmfirst®
fmfirst® estates and facilities is now installed across all sites within the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board, forming one of the largest health sector CAFM installations in Western Europe. fmfirst® integration functionality brings together the FMT and fmfirst® estates and facilities, realising demonstrable improvements in:

• reporting accuracy with real-time data updates
• communication and integration between Estates and Facilities departments
• cross-functional task allocation and monitoring for whole-site efficiency

See full case study for details.

Asckey will be attending the Facilities Management Show at the Excel, London, 21st to 23rd June, 2016 Stand S1200. This is a personal invite for you to attend a free system demonstration. Come along and discuss your current processes and discover what improvements fmfirst® could make. We look forward to meeting you!

Registration link

 

 

NHS trust savings

The Tomorrow’s FM website reports that a study commissioned by Travis Perkins Managed Services, part of Travis Perkins plc, has revealed that “…NHS Trusts across the UK could come closer to their targets and make significant savings each year by re-engineering their repair and maintenance (R&M) materials purchasing and management.”  Find out more.

 

Integration benefits

Cogs4The benefits of system integration are proven to include efficiency savings and productivity increases. This whitepaper from Asckey Data Services outlines the benefits of an integrated CAFM system.

 

Uniting the GG&C

Southern General smlThe recent successful integration of CAFM software system fmfirst® estates and facilities with the Facilities Monitoring Tool (FMT) across the whole of the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board (GG&C) has seen significant operational improvements.

fmfirst® estates and facilities is now installed in all sites across the entire GG&C, forming one of the largest health sector CAFM software installations in Western Europe. New integration technology from Asckey now means that the FMT and fmfirst® estates and facilities are seamlessly combined, realising significant improvements in:

• Reporting accuracy with real-time data updates
• National service and cleaning standards compliance
• Communications between Estates and Facilities and Cleaning departments
• Cross-functional task allocation and monitoring for whole-site efficiency

The full Case Study documents exactly how this ground-breaking project was implemented, the experiences of the individuals involved and the project outcomes.

Commissioning white paper

Outsourced Commissioning support – take cover with packaged IT services

Picture1Outsourcing essential software support functions to proven industry experts can help deliver essential support functions and ensure vital business continuity.

The complex area of IT and data management can present specific challenges in relation to skills and resourcing that can soon escalate and become unwieldy. Outsourcing both physical and cloud based system support offers a reliable, secure and cost effective solution.

Take cover with packaged IT services – Commissioning White Paper from Asckey outlines how outsourcing your essential services can support vital business continuity and improve operational efficiency.

 

Scotland’s largest hospital and fmfirst

New Southern Glasgow HospitalThe new £842m South Glasgow University Hospital officially finished completion ahead of target and officially opened in May this year.  This 1,109 bed (adults) and 256 beds (Sick Children) state of the art facility has been designed to house adults and children’s hospital facilities together with maternity beds, Neurosciences Unit beds and Langlands building.  The new facility was built on the site of Southern General is one of the largest acute hospitals in the UK.

The sites expansion has also seen a significant expansion of fmfirst estates and facilities use.  fmfirst has been  deployed across the whole site to an expanded user base, to manage all essential CAFM tasks and crucial day-to-day maintenance activities.

 

Free PLACE mobile trial

fmfirst PLACE mobileOur sales team have been on the road visiting trusts up and down the country to demonstrating our fmfirst PLACE mobile survey system.  The response has been extremely positive with trusts recognising the immediate cost and resource saving potential of the system.

fmfirst PLACE mobile (and fmfirst PLACE lite mobile) both offer an extremely cost effective PLACE data collection tool that can save trusts time and resources.  Asckey’s data collection tool reduces time consuming manual data entry and associated errors for more accurate reporting.

Asckey are offering the system on a free trial basis so that trusts can actively use the application, produce demonstrable results and realise its long-term potential.

Contact us on 0845 270 7747 to discuss your requirements and to claim your free fmfirst® PLACE mobile trial!

 

fmfirst PLACE mobile

fmfirst PLACE mobilefmfirst® PLACE mobile is the new mobile data collection software programme that simplifies and speeds up your PLACE collection process. Data can be uploaded directly to the main efm portal to reduce time consuming manual data entry and related potential error rates.  Other benefits include:

  • Fast download of site specific question sets from the HSCIC’s efm portal to your hand-held device – always have the current data set
  • Auto-fill responses and drop down menus simplify the collection process  – ensure validation and standardisation of answers
  • Upload the collection data directly to the main efm portal upon completion – eliminate time consuming and error prone manual data entry
  • Collections can be made without a permanent wireless connection – especially suitable where site wide wireless coverage is sometimes unreliable.

Compatible with all mobile and tablet device formats, fmfirst® PLACE mobile provides a highly cost effective data collection solution.  fmfirst® PLACE mobile enables you to simply and effectively monitor the needs of patients and identify where improvements can be made.  PLACE lite mobile – offers focused remedial work planning, all year round.

Contact us today on 0845 270 7747 to find out how fmfirst® PLACE mobile can support your PLACE data collections and to discuss our free trial offer.