The NHS is in the process of transforming services in line with the Five Year Forward View.
A critical part of delivering this vision is the drive for a more efficient estate, to free resources, and a transformed estate from which to deliver new service models.
Community Health Partnerships (CHP) is working with customers across the NHS and wider public sector to develop and implement Local Strategic Estate plans that will drive system improvements and support service transformation as well as releasing capital from buildings that are no longer fit for purpose.
To ensure a truly holistic approach to estate planning, it is vital that Local Estates Strategy development includes primary, secondary and tertiary care providers.
In June 2015, the Department of Health issued Local Estates Strategies: A Framework for Commissioners - outlining how Strategic Estates Planning will allow the NHS to:
CHP has been supporting Strategic Estates Planning across Greater Manchester that has unlocked unused resources to bring services closer to patients and save money.Neil Grice, Local Area Director, CHP