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About Us

The Health Estates and Facilities Management Association (HEFMA) was formed in the early 1990’s as a branch based network of Estates and Facilities Professionals working in the NHS.

HEFMA is made up of 8 regional branches across England and the membership is made up 380 Directors and Senior Managers of Estates and Facilities working in the National Health Service.

The regions are:

  • Eastern
  • London
  • Northern & Yorkshire
  • North West
  • South East
  • South West
  • Trent
  • West Midlands

HEFMA members are responsible for the management of the day-to-day operation, maintenance and support services of all hospitals within an NHS Trust.

HEFMA also has strong links with Estates and Facilities colleagues in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales as well as other professional bodies including:

  • Association Healthcare Cleaning Professionals
  • Hospital Caterers Association
  • Society of Hospital Linen Service and Laundry Managers
  • Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management

The aims of HEFMA are to:

  • Represent Facilities Management within the NHS
  • Influence and implement the formulation of policy.
  • Promote the professional management of healthcare facilities.
  • Promote innovation
  • Provide a forum for the exchange of relevant information.
  • Share and develop matters of common interest with other associations and professional bodies.
  • Promote the continuing professional development of Facilities staff and managers
  • Strive for quality healthcare facilities within the NHS while recognising that the patient is the focal point for all we do

The benefits of being a HEFMA member:

  • Branch meetings are held regularly with a range of speakers on topics that will be of interest to most managers working in the Estates and Facilities environment.
  • Branch meetings also enable members to network with colleagues from other Trusts.
  • A National network to share information, best practice or seek advice from facilities teams throughout the UK.
  • A National Conference with international speakers providing information on worldwide developments in Facilities Management.
  • Local conferences and study days, which are organised by branches on an individual basis.
  • Access to the HEFMA website
  • HefmA publication – The HEFMA Pulse
  • Access to Training and Development Bursaries



In 2016 we launched our strategy to 2020 document.
This sets out the key strategic objectives of the Association, which have been developed following consultation with our members at branch and national level.

We will respond to the ever changing world of the NHS and of the services it has to deliver by reviewing this strategy on an annual basis to ensure it continues to meet the needs of its members and those organisations with which it interacts.

Click here to view the document.

To view the Branch Rules please click here

To view the Branch Standing Orders and Financial Instructions please click here

To view the HefmA Strategy to 2020 document please click here