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Philip Ashcroft

Philip Ashcroft BEng (Hons) CEng CEnv MIMechE MIET, Principal Engineer - ​Senior Policy and Strategy Lead (Hard FM), NHS Estates and Facilities Efficiency & Productivity Division at NHS Improvement 

Philip Ashcroft is Principal Engineer - Senior Policy and Strategy Lead (Hard FM) within the Operational Productivity Directorate at NHS Improvement. Responsible for all policy and parliamentary work relating to NHS Estates Hard Facilities Management (FM) service.

He is responsible for providing advice, guidance and support to Ministers, allied policy teams in NHS Improvement and to health and social care commissioners and providers in England on these and other healthcare engineering subject areas. He is also responsible for the monitoring of estates related defects and failures and the issuing of Estates and Facilities Alerts in England. He also works closely with the new programme lead, Michael Rope, on the delivery of estates related guidance documents and their publication.

Philip led on the projects to update HTM 04-01 and the decontamination guidance documents (HTM 01-01 surgical instruments and HTM 01-06 flexible endoscopes) and HTM 07-02 EnCO2de 2015. He previously led on the project relating to the potential contamination of water distribution systems in augmented care units with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the culmination of the project being the development and publication of the Health Technical Memorandum 04-01: Addendum Pseudomonas aeruginosa – advice for augmented care units. He is currently leading on the programme to update HTM 06-01 and the production of a new HBN for CAMHS which are due for publication in April 2017.

Philip joined NHS Improvement on 1st February 2017 after the Estates function was transferred from the Department of Health. Prior to this transfer he had held the role of Principal Buildings and Facilities Management Services Engineer at the Department of Health from March 2008 after 25 years with Yorkshire Water in various engineering roles. Philip also worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 4 years prior to his career in the water industry.

Philip is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, a Chartered Environmentalist and a Member of the Institute of Engineering Technology.