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 STP; 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 STP and the three local systems
- Development of a prioritisation framework