The Five Year Forward View and the Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) are providing local health systems across the English NHS with the opportunity to develop and improve health and care for local populations.
These developments, from STPs to emerging Accountable Care Organisations and Systems, require a number of resources to make them a success. Whilst most local systems are already thinking about the financial and workforce implications of these developments, the estate is also a crucial part of successfully redesigning services for the future.
Change of this scale is unprecedented, and despite the findings of the Naylor and Carter reviews, there has been relatively little thought given to how local leaders might best handle their estates reconfiguration, nor what national policymakers might need to do in order to facilitate this.
In this context, the Nuffield Trust, in partnership with the Realisation Collaborative, will bring together a selection of place-based teams (PBTs) who need support to pull their strategic estates plan together. Through three London-based, facilitated workshops, these teams will work to develop robust, fundable and implementable estates strategies, by working with a group of professional experts from a range of relevant fields to overcome challenges and create implementable solutions.
The lessons learnt from the Restate programme will contribute to the wider debate about what is required of national and regional leaders to facilitate large-scale, rapid, place-based estates rationalisation and redevelopment. The Restate programme is a one-off learning opportunity: it provides a support mechanism for teams to think strategically about their estates planning, surrounded by specialists with the experience and understanding of the issues facing them.
The Restate programme complements the Department of Health’s Strategic Estate Planning and Implementation Programme (SEPI) by creating learning to inform the work of that programme, and vice versa. We will not be working with the same areas as the SEPI Programme.
These workshops are organised by the Nuffield Trust, in partnership with the Realisation Collaborative. To find out more, please contact us.