At NHS Property Services, our focus is providing local services in a clear and transparent way, that meet and anticipate your needs.

During a period of tremendous change for the NHS with the emergence of Integrated Care Partnerships (ICSs) and Primary Care Networks (PCNs), as well as the impact of Covid-19 on care provision and estates, different types of spaces are required to deliver care to local communities.

We are committed to working closely with our partners across ICSs and PCNs in the Midlands to understand the needs, challenges and opportunities that exist within your communities. We want to support you with your clinical strategies by not only ensuring your estate needs are met, but to really help you get the most from your estate so you can deliver excellent patient care.

Image showing 41: transformational projects 2021/22

41

transformational projects 2021/22

Image showing £15.9M: capital investment progressed

£15.9M

capital investment progressed

Image showing 850,000: patients benefitted

850,000

patients benefitted

A word from Andrew...

My role as your Regional Partnership Director is to support my colleagues in the Midlands region to optimise and transform the NHS estate in line with your clinical strategies.

Looking back as the past 18 months I am extremely proud of how different parts of the NHS have come together to help fight the spread of Covid-19. Strong collaboration across the region has helped NHSPS teams support 37 vaccination sites, deliver space for 50+ additional beds, and answer 25+ additional space requests for hot and cold sites, testing and more. We have done this through the rapid recommissioning of vacant space and refurbishing clinical and non-clinical spaces, optimising the NHS estate to adapt to healthcare needs.

Looking beyond Covid-19 support, we want to apply the learnings and new ways of working we’ve developed in the past year to further optimise the NHS estate. In the past year we were delighted to deliver 15 transformational estate projects across the Midlands region, ranging from refurbishments to developing new social prescribing hubs. We now turn our attentions to expand our ‘Healthy Places’ programme, delivering 41 projects that will progress the delivery of millions in capital investment, improve thousands of sqm of space, and positively impact patients and community groups across the region. We are also continuing to work with colleagues in CHP to make the best use of both of our estates in the West Midlands.

Looking at how we're supporting each ICS, here are some examples of the ways we're enabling better care in your area:

  • Birmingham and Solihull – Developing a strategy to optimise St Patrick’s Centre for Health.
  • Coventry and Warwickshire – Supporting the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to provide additional Primary Care space in St Nicholas’ Health Centre.
  • Joined Up Care Derbyshire – Supporting Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to deliver a new healthcare facility at the Newholme Hospital site in Bakewell.
  • Herefordshire and Worcestershire – Working with Herefordshire & Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group to develop an office estates strategy.
  • Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland – Supporting the CCG to develop a business case for investment in Hinckley.
  • Lincolnshire – Supporting the Integrated Care System in exploring how to make the best use of the Community Hospitals in the area.
  • Northamptonshire – Developing site strategies for our Community Hospital sites in Northamptonshire.
  • Nottinghamshire – Supporting ‘Estates and Technology Transformation Fund’ (ETTF) investment in Wollaton Vale Health Centre
  • Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin – Working with the CCG and Shropshire Community Healthcare Trust to vacate outdated office accommodation at the William Farr site.
  • Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent – Supporting the CCG on the leasing strategy at Hanley Health and Wellbeing Centre.
  • The Black Country and West Birmingham – Working with the CCG to consider the best future use of Aston Pride Health Centre.

 

If you need assistance with anything, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me directly or contact our Customer Support Centre. I look forward to our continued partnership in 2021/22.

New social prescribing site under development in Birmingham

We're totally redeveloping unused outdoor space at Neptune Health Park in Tipton, Birmingham. The current space is very run down and attracts antisocial behaviour so we are creating growing areas and a peaceful garden for the local recovery college to use.

The improved outdoor space will encourage positive social interaction and aim to improve the wellbeing of those that attend the college. We are fully funding the £60k project and managing the scheme from design to handover.

We've installed a time lapse camera to capture progress.

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