NHS England and the Department of Health expect that CCGs will develop their draft Local Estate Strategies to support their commissioning strategies by the end of December 2015. It is anticipated that as a minimum, the initial Local Estates Strategy will:
NB: A full implementation plan may not be developed in all cases.
A copy of the Department of Health’s framework for commissioners is available to download from the following website:
To support Local Estate Forums (LEF) deliver high quality Strategic Estate Plans, CHP has commissioned a new estates-specific, online Dashboard of tools and services from SHAPE, part of Public Health England.
The CHP Dashboard has been developed to go beyond what is already available from the core SHAPE service, providing a package of resources for use by all NHS and Local Authority organisations involved in a LEF.
It allows users to develop a comprehensive database of local property assets and helps identify options for improving the quality, utilisation and cost efficiency of facilities. It also provides the evidence to support investment decisions and evaluate opportunities for health and social care integration.
The Dashboard is designed to be simple to use and is flexible in its range of display options.
Each LEF that is supported by CHP has been allocated a unique username and access password.
These details are held by the CHP Strategic Estates Adviser and are provided to all members of the LEF on request. To find out more, contact your Adviser.
The flexibility of the Dashboard means it can be personalised by LEF to include extra data, such as Local Authority sites and information from initiatives such as the One Public Estate programme. Other examples include mapping residential housing trajectory; Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment function; GP Practice staffing and age profile.
The core SHAPE functionality available within the Dashboard includes:
The Dashboard also enables users to: