Department of Health building notes

Department of Health (UK)

Health building notes give best practice guidance on the design and planning of new healthcare buildings and on the adaptation/extension of existing facilities.

They provide information to support the briefing and design processes for individual projects in the NHS building programme.

(For reference - April 2014, LAHF website:

The Department of Health has updated its guidance on best practice in the design of healthcare facilities. The new guidance includes a number of recommendations to incorporate the role of the arts in improving the experience of patients and staff.)


Supported using public funding by the Arts Council England