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Manage Facilities with the Desk Booking App

The Desk Booking App is a tool that enables staff from all levels to manage and book desks and parking spaces in the facilities they work at. The below video gives an introduction to the tool as well as the current architecture.

The App is composed of three parts. The parts of the App you can interact with depend on the level of permissions you are granted. The App is organised into parts based on the target user:

  1. Global Admin: Only accessible by Global Admins (national and regional administrators)
  2. Building Admin: Only accessible by Building Admins (assigned by Global Admins)
  3. Booking a Space: Accessible by all users

Below is an introduction and guide to the different parts of the App. You may find it useful to review the relevant section to your role.

For All Users

Register your workplace via your profile and easily find and reserve available desks, as well as parking spaces. Below is a video demo explaining the Book a Space app for users.

 

Search for an available desk in your preferred workplace by filtering by the country and city of your workplace, the building name and floor, and finally the day you would like to reserve a desk. If there are desks available on that day, they will be visible through the app. Click on a desk to find out where it is on a floor plan of the building.

Once you have found a desk, you can book it easily through the app. Shortly after, you will receive a notification via Teams to confirm that the desk has been reserved for you.

You can also book a parking space in a similar way, by searching for the day and location of your workplace.

Through the app, you can view and manage any of your upcoming desk bookings.

For Building Administrators

Building Administrators can be specified by National and/or Regional Administrators (classified as Global Administrators in the App). They have additional permissions which enable them to manage buildings and facilities that have been assigned to them. Below is a video demo explaining the Building Admin app.

 

Building Administrators can:

  • Manage building information and rules, such as lead time for bookings
  • Manage building data, by importing, modifying and deleting floor plans
  • Manage desks, by importing or creating, modifying, deleting and exporting desk data
  • Manage parking spaces, by importing or creating, modifying, deleting and exporting parking data

  • Manage booking rules (optional), by creating and managing areas and user groups
  • Add and manage support groups for buildings
  • View and manage all upcoming bookings for desks and parking spaces


For National and Regional Administrators

National and Regional Administrators (classified as Global Administrators in the App), are specially appointed administrative staff. They have the ability to create new buildings and assign building administrators. Below is a video demo explaining the Building Admin app.

The Desk Booking App is being piloted

The team is currently in the process of piloting the Desk Booking App with two organisations. If you are interested in using the Desk Booking App once piloting is complete, and have not registered interest already, please email nhsdigital.coe@nhs.net.

Last Reviewed Date 28/04/2022
Updated on 07/07/2022

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