Facilities (North) Best Value Group
The NPAG Facilities North and South BVGs are unique groups enabling NHS Facilities Managers to meet and share new ideas, service innovation, discuss topical issues, measure trust performance, provide cost effective solutions, learn from others creative service redesign and network with likeminded individuals involved in Facilities Management.
The groups have been running for a number of years and have a broad membership from Acute, Community and Mental Health Trusts with members who have a wealth of experience in managing facilities. The NHS are going through a period of unprecedented change with NHS Managers more than ever having to demonstrate continuous service improvement with limited resource and challenging cost improvement programmes.
Beginning life as the ‘Hotel Services Benchmarking Club’ in 1998, our meetings have been hosted by over 50 hospitals. NPAG has worked with Facilities Services Managers, creating an environment for them to continually improve their services. Consequently members of our groups continue to demonstrate enthusiasm for seeking out improvements and developments in their services, providing a solid basis upon which to provide the best available care for patients.
Download details about this group here:
- Facilities North BVG – Marketing flyer 2022
- Facilities North BVG Registration Form 2020 – Web
- Facilities North BVG – Annual Report 2019-20
- Benefits of BVG Membership
- Meet the Facilitator – Tony Gent
Alternatively, please complete this online application form:
I have been a member of the Facilities North BVG for a few years now & find this group really beneficial, facilities teams throughout the health sector are all subject to some degree to the same issues and it can be really useful to talk these through either at the meetings or by asking for help via the forum. The networking side is also excellent and I have made many friends, it is always handy to have the number of a colleague to call if you want to talk something through or ask for recommendations. I will definitely be renewing my subscription for another year especially as the pressures on the sector continue to intensify and the Facilities BVG being a network which can provide much needed support.
The Facilities North BVG provides a pro-active networking forum for NHS Facilities professionals to share good practice, learn from other sectors of the industry, generate ideas for developing our respective NHS Facilities Services and to benchmark services to inform value testing. The Group Facilitator and Members provide a welcoming, positive and energetic forum which accelerates the exchange of ideas and generates the enthusiasm that characterises the group.
Attending NPAG Facilities North Best Value Group is invaluable in my role within the NHS. It shares best practice as well as acting as a point to enquire about any points that need further clarification or policies that other Trusts have completed.
The meetings are useful to share what is happening within each other’s Trusts and give reassurance that we are not alone and that many of the problems we encounter is not unique to our own Trusts.
I cannot recommend membership highly enough and would encourage any Trust to join and attend the meetings.