Transform The Estate To Make Efficiencies and Improve Clinical Outcomes
Major progress now needs to be made in estates to build on the reports written by Sir Robert Naylor and Lord Carter. It is essential that policy and discussion is now translated into delivery and action.
The HSJ Strategic Estates Forum has been created to provide senior NHS leaders with clarity, insight and solutions on how they can advance their strategic estates plans – both for their organisation and local health economy.
Main themes include:
• Who are the high performing STPs? All 44 STPS submitted their workbooks in July outlining their strategic plans and requests for capital funding. Hear from the leading STPs who won funding and understand why they're high performing partnerships.
• How are organisations clearing their backlog maintenance? Conservative estimates suggest the cost of backlog maintenance to the NHS is over £5bn. In reality it is likely to be much higher with the position worsening all the time. Find out the innovative approaches leading trusts have adopted to make incremental improvements to their backlog maintenance challenge
• What are the opportunities for revenue generation? The simpler efficiency gains have been made and more organisations are now forced to think outside the box to develop a more commercial attitude and raise revenues to improve their financial position. Understand the opportunities available to organisations and how these solutions are viewed by central agencies and government
• How can private funding be accessed? There are number of opportunities for the NHS to develop public-private partnerships with other organisations. However, what central approval and funding is still required – and crucially what can appear as off-balance sheet? Hear the view from government on accessing private capital and the organisations who are able to provide innovative funding solutions