Supporting the transformation of health services
The NHS five year forward view envisages NHS estates as having a key role to play in supporting implementation of new care models, in improving efficiency and which meets the current and future needs for healthcare in an area.
In line with guidance from NHS England and NHS Improvement, Refreshing NHS Plans the three local areas within BOB ICS; Berkshire West, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire has undertaken a review of its estates and property and developed a strategy to support investment in integrated care models, maximise assets and which identifies unused or underutilised estates for disposal.
The estates strategy (published in July 2018) includes:
- Production of an estates and capital investment strategy and plans by BOB ICS and the three local systems
- Development of a prioritisation framework
In 2018, our estates programme successfully bid for and secured £12.921 million of funding from Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, to build world-class health facilities for three new health schemes in the BOB ICS area including the first unit in the area, designed to provide accommodation for patients with autism and learning disabilities.