EHE publications

Find out more about the publications produced from the Enhancing the Healing Environment programme.

Developing supportive design for people with dementia

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This publication marks the completion of 26 schemes in 23 NHS acute, community and mental health hospitals in England to improve the environment of care for people with dementia. It seeks to provide practical, value-for-money examples to encourage and inspire staff and their organisations to provide a better dementia care environment.

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Environments for care at the end of life

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This publication describes projects in 19 NHS trusts and one HM prison that took part in schemes to improve the environment of care at the end of life between 2008-2010. It describes the broader EHE programme, which has been supported by the Department of Health in a series of publications entitled 'Improving the patient experience' and goes on to present case studies of the sites that took part in the programme.

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Principles of Hospice Design

Working with patients, staff and volunteers from a number of hospices, workshops were held to develop a set of design principles for hospices. These principles then formed the basis of an architectural design competition which has led to the development of an Environmental Design Audit Tool for residential and day care homes and hospices.

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Improving Environments for Care at End of Life: Lessons from eight UK pilot programmes

This report shares the lessons from a pilot programme launched in 2006 to improve environments for care at end of life at eight sites across England.

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Enhancing the Healing Environment: A guide for NHS trusts

The practical guide shows how staff teams with no specialist knowledge can make dramatic changes to areas such as waiting rooms by making better use of existing resources. It sets out the case for investing in good hospital design and offers a step-by-step guide to planning a design project.

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Sharing success in mental health and learning disabilities: The King's Fund's Enhancing the Healing Environment programme 2004-2008

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This publication celebrates the successes of 46 NHS trusts in England who took part in the Enhancing the Healing Environment programme. It contains best practice case studies, advice and guidance on how best to implement and manage programmes for change in both new buildings and areas for refurbishment.

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Celebrating Achievement: Enhancing the Healing Environment Programme 2003-2005

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This publication looks at the completion of the first 23 EHE projects outside London and includes a summary of the independent evaluation commissioned by NHS estates. It also contains a project directory, a list of trusts participating in the EHE programme, and some useful addresses. 

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Evaluation of The King's Fund's Enhancing the Healing Environment Programme 2003

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The evaluation of the Enhancing the Healing Environment programme has been produced by the Medical Architecture Research Unit for The King's Fund and NHS Estates. It evaluates 32 London acute trusts who have taken part in the programme.

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