Enhancing the Healing Environment

This project has been completed

The Enhancing the Healing Environment (EHE) programme has encouraged and enabled nurse-led teams to work in partnership with patients to improve the environment in which they deliver care. The EHE programme has now been completed and the work on dementia friendly-design is being taken forward by the Association for Dementia Studies, University of Worcester.

Our work

Find out about the EHE projects

We have worked with more than 250 health and social care organisations including acute, mental health and community NHS trusts, care homes, hospices and HM prisons to support their healing environment projects.

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EHE and dementia

Assessment tools

To support clinical staff and their estates colleagues, we produced a range of resources to enable hospitals and care homes to become more dementia friendly.

Download the EHE dementia tools and design principles

Programme of work

The Department of Health commissioned The King's Fund to develop a number of specific programmes to enhance the environment of care as part of its work to improve the patient experience.

Find out more about our work to improve the care environment for people with dementia

About EHE

About Enhancing the Healing Environment

Our award-winning programme has encouraged and enabled local multi-disciplinary teams to work in partnership with service users to improve the environment where care is delivered.


EHE publications and articles

Publications from this programme

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We produced a number of publications on our work and findings from the Enhancing the Healing Environment programme.

See all of our EHE publications

Reports and articles

A selection of independent reports and articles from the EHE team about the work of the Enhancing the Healing Environment programme.

Read the findings and reports

See our articles and press releases