Finding a healthy parking solution

Dave Smith, of the British Parking Association, looks at some of the measures in place to raise parking standards in the NHS

Raising standards in parking management

Keith Fowler, head of facilities services at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, explains the Professionalism in Parking Accreditation for parking in a hospital setting

PiPA: Welcome to the healthcare revolution

The British Parking Association’s Nick Teasdale provides an introduction to a radical new accreditation for healthcare organisations: the Professionalism in Parking Accreditation.

Well designed and properly maintained parking provision is vital to the success of Britain’s hospitals and healthcare facilities. The British Parking Association’s Kelvin Reynolds looks at a healthy approach to good parking practice

The British Parking Association’s Kelvin Reynolds shares his views on the latest government guidelines on hospital parking, examining what could be done to achieve its most laudable objectives

Hospitals in England have been told to offer free, reduced or capped parking charges for certain groups under new government guidelines. Health Business summarises the new guidance

The Department of Health’s recently updated guidance on NHS parking principles has sparked up the debate on whether hospitals should charge for parking. Kelvin Reynolds, policy director at the British Parking Association, reports

There are many examples of inappropriate parking systems in place at hospitals which cause confusion and add to the worries of an already concerned person. But there is also evidence of hospitals that have got it right, writes the BPA’s Kelvin Reynolds

The idea of a healthcare parking benchmarking survey, to better understand current policy on how parking is managed and charged for – and how this varies between locations – was discussed at a recent BPA Healthcare Parking Special Interest Group

Balancing the needs of patients, visitors and staff, and making hospital parking fair and cost‑effective is something that parking managers at healthcare sites across the UK face every day

The health of the nation depends on the NHS, which itself depends on the parking profession to help ensure access to its facilities is fair and appropriate, properly managed and adequately funded. With this in mind, the British Parking Association (BPA) has initiated a Special Interest Group to support its work in raising parking standards – whilst always putting the customer first.

Given the number of people who use hospital parking, it is clear that there is a real need for car parking to be managed properly, says Dave Smith of the British Parking Association

A current diagnosis of the parking sector by Dave Smith of the British Parking Association, which has recently published a new five year strategy outlining its desires to raise standards

Parking at healthcare sites continues to cause controversy, and the general theme seems to revolve around charging. Dave Smith of the British Parking Association sets the scene

Hospital parking is often an easy target for a media hungry for emotional headlines. But properly-managed parking facilities serve a vital purpose, as well as releasing healthcare budgets


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