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Owners of buildings used by the general public, such as early years provisions, have a duty of care to ensure that people using the buildings are not placed at risk and buildings are kept in a serviceable condition. Buildings maintenance is a key factor in achieving this and ensuring that acceptable and safe standards of accommodation are maintained.
With the passing of the Health and Social Care Act in March of this year the NHS can finally plan the future with reasonable certainty. After much debate lasting nearly two years following the publication of the White Paper Liberating the NHS in July 2010, it is now time to implement the proposed changes on the ground. So what happens now? asks Thoreya Swage.