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Estates and facilities

Data collections covering the estates and facilities functions within the NHS are undertaken via the EFM Information Management system.

Estates and Facilities Management System

The Estates and Facilities Management (EFM) system is a data warehouse containing data on a large variety of information on NHS Estates. Further information on the EFM system and its data collections is available here:

EFM system

Statistical publications

Results from three estates collections are published by NHS Digital; further details are available via the links below:

Estates Return Information Collection

Patient-led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE)

NHS Surplus Land


Information from PLACE’s predecessor ‘Patient Environment Assessment Team (PEAT) programme can be found at:

Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) publications

Further Information

For information about our Estates collections and publications, please email the team at

Last edited: 25 July 2019 11:37 am