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NHS Premises Assurance
Training and development

Grovenbridge Academy (GA) organises a range of training and development courses on behalf of Healthcare Facilities Consortium (HFC). These courses are specifically designed to meet the business and development needs of NHS colleagues and we offer HFC members a 50% discount on all of our training.

One of our most popular courses is the one-day course on NHS Premises Assurance that was launched to coincide with the first version of the NHS Premises Assurance Model (PAM) it is based on. Updated as new versions of the PAM are published, this value for money, Ofqual accredited training course will help you and your team understand how you can use PAM in practice, assisting you to meet your responsibilities both at Director level and among the operational staff charged with putting it into action.

We also offer a bespoke NHS PAM course at your venue – saving you and your colleagues’ time and money, and giving you an even greater focus on your own local needs.

In the past, we have held PAM courses in Derby, Leeds, Blackburn, Liverpool and Manchester (amongst others) – and it has always been very well received – you can read what delegates had to say about it in the blue box below.

If you’d like to nominate your region or town/city as a venue for the next series of PAM courses in 2017, you can place your vote here. We can also arrange a bespoke on-site PAM course specifically for your Trust – let us know and we’ll send you all the details.

We understand that both EFM and non-EFM professionals need to know and feel confident about Premises Assurance so this course is designed to be of benefit to both non E&FM professionals who are required (by the guidance) to be involved in the process as much as the E&FM staff that will be carrying out the work.

The aims of the event are to build:

  • An understanding of the roles and responsibilities in the implementation of NHS PAM within a Trust, including Board Governance
  • Knowledge of information available, skills in extracting it and considering the use of such information in practice, discerning that which is valid for use within NHS PAM
  • An understanding of Key Performance Indicators and their use in Trend Analysis and Peer Review for business/service planning and their application in NHS PAM
  • Ability to review the outputs of NHS PAM and identify possible areas of improvement for implementation within a business plan
  • The individual in their ability to perform their role for the benefit of their employing organisation

The course takes delegates through each of the five domains of NHS PAM and explains the relationships between them; the roles of staff at all levels in the process; the impact of Estates and Facilities on safety and clinical services; the information requirements for NHS PAM to be used effectively and the processes to ensure that Board Governance is properly established and maintained, thus providing a considerable amount of valuable material in one day.

This course has already achieved the coveted CELL Awards status, having been accredited by Constructing Excellence in Learning Ltd (now part of Building Research Establishment (BRE)). It is also accredited by Ofqual for inclusion in the Register of Regulated Qualifications. As a result, the course has been supported by HefmA nationally and Skills for Health, so it carries credibility and a very real qualification at its end – delegates just need to pass a short examination at the end of the day.

Delegate comments

“Trainer very knowledgeable, use of example and anecdotes helped put training into context and helped with understanding.”

“Course content excellent. Good knowledge of subject. Presentation relaxed and absorbing.”

“A real eye opener. Excellent course. Thoroughly recommend attending this course to others.”

“Very interesting, informative and highly useful in job role. Enjoyable and interactive. Great networking opportunity.”

“Very well presented, presented in an enthusiastic manner. All objectives of the course met. More confident to be able to complete PAM following the course.”


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