All Facilities management articles – Page 7

  • Whipps Cross University Hospital
    HSJ Local

    Staff housing plan put at risk by trust’s special measures, says CCG


    ESTATES: Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group has raised concerns that Barts Health Trust being placed in the new financial special measures regime will endanger plans to use surplus land for affordable housing for NHS staff.

  • Simon Stevens

    Stevens calls for new NHS 'investment fund'


    Simon Stevens urges new government to take advantage of record low borrowing costs to set up NHS “investment fund” NHS England chief warns it is an “open question” whether current capital will be enough to cover basic maintenance Brexit campaign’s “£350m” bus “should be impounded as ‘exhibit A’”, he ...

  • Money

    DH signed off £3bn in working capital loans last year


    Explore the trust by trust data The Department of Health paid £3.1bn in working capital loans to trusts in 2015-16, HSJ analysis of official data shows.

  • NHS estates

    STPs offer private sector 'enormous opportunity'


    STPs offer “enormous amount of opportunity” to private sector and charities, says NHS England director Public-private sector partnerships through STPs could help NHS solve issues it could not solve by itself, Michael Macdonnell says Cites estates management and new care models as areas that could benefit from external assistance ...

  • Nurse hospital doctor

    Don't automatically invest to meet CQC or Royal College standards, warns Mackey


    Jim Mackey has said financially stretched trusts should not automatically spend money on new staff or better facilities on the basis of a Care Quality Commission recommendation or in an attempt to meet royal college standards.

  • Computer data

    CCG rents overhaul mired in data problems


    NHS Property Services’ data problems stall new billing arrangements for CCG estates Overall CCG rent bill will rise in future years because of move to market rents Finance director says implementation is being “botched” NHS Property Services says it has “clear plan” to address problems Commissioners remain locked ...

  • Sir Robert Naylor

    Naylor: Single body should oversee NHS estates


    Sir Robert Naylor calls for stronger oversight of NHS estate strategy ULCH chief was appointed by government to advise on NHS property Advisory board for new national strategy to be formed Sir Robert Naylor has called for a “stronger national organisation” to oversee NHS estates plans.

  • Jim Mackey

    Mackey: 22,000 homes for staff to be built on NHS land


    Jim Mackey reveals plan to build 22,000 affordable homes on NHS land NHS Improvement chief says he could stay in the job more than planned two years Mackey: NHS has “got years” of work trying to tackle financial challenge Plans are being drawn up to build 22,000 affordable ...

  • London Chest Hospital

    NHS trusts sold land worth £250m in 2015-16


    More than £250m worth of NHS land sold in 2015-16 Trust survey finds there is a £334m in surplus NHS land Eighty-three trusts declared land surplus but identity not unknown because of “sensitivity” of releasing details NHS trusts in England sold land worth more than £250m to developers, ...

  • Construction
    HSJ Local

    London trust to build two mental health hospitals


    CAPITAL PROJECTS: South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust has fired the starting gun on the construction of two mental health hospitals.

  • Bootham park psychiatric hospital york
    HSJ Local

    'Lack of grip' across NHS blamed for sudden hospital shutdown


    “Fragmented” NHS structure and relationships made it difficult to stop mental health hospital closure, review finds Bootham Park Hospital ruled not fit for purpose by CQC Independent report says no one “took charge” to find a solution Patients moved from hospital with six days’ notice last year The ...

  • GP

    NHS property company to raise rents to market levels


    NHS Property Services to increase rents to market levels Department of Health will mitigate the effects for one year Rental costs to rise by £60m Company says the move will raise millions for investment Many GPs and other primary care providers will be billed for higher rents from ...

  • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Analysis: The trusts targeted by Carter for estates savings


    Trusts expected to meet key targets around non-clinical and unused space by April 2020 HSJ has learned the methodology used by the Carter review to benchmark trusts There are acknowledged flaws and issues with the data being used, with some trusts admitting they made inaccurate submissions Explore the data ...

  • Alastair Mclellan - Innovators

    It's time to celebrate and study the NHS's non-clinical workforce


    How a new inquiry by HSJ is highlighting the crucial role of the non-clinical workforce

  • Douglas ritchie 3x2

    We must nurture all the apples on the NHS tree


    Part of the intention of HSJ and Serco’s new inquiry is to ensure the savings drive does not undercut the non-clinical workforce’s endeavours.

  • Office writing on form

    NHS property company to outsource 50 contracts and ‘fix PCT legacy’


    NHS Property Services to award 50 new outsource contracts to replace 2,300 let by primary care trusts Deals could be worth up to £160m Board member acknowledges risks of workforce and market disruption The NHS’s property company is preparing to award 50 contracts worth £160m for managing and ...

  • Waiting room

    Fears GP funding will be diverted after guidance delay


    Delay in release of detailed guidance for CCGs to apply for primary premises fund BMA leader calls for clarification money will not be spent elsewhere or ’double-badged’ NHS England could delay February deadline for funding applications The deadline for bids for £750m of GP premises funding could be ...

  • NHS estates

    NHS business rates challenge could cost 'hundreds of millions'


    Councils could face a wave of claims for business rate refunds from NHS foundation trusts in cases that revolve around whether trusts should enjoy the mandatory rate relief accorded to charities and certain other bodies.

  • NHS estates

    Carter report: Hospitals face new limits on underused land


    Carter recommends hospitals be ordered to operate with no more than 35 per cent non-clinical floor space and 2.5 per cent unoccupied or underused space DH should set up “invest to save energy fund” to cut down on power bills All trusts must be at average or above levels ...

  • London City Hall

    London health 'devolution' pilots announced


    Five “devolution” pilots will pave the way for a “revolution” in the delivery of health and social care in London, chancellor George Osborne has said.