We were recently commissioned to undertake a review to look at the functional suitability of an NHS Trust Facilities & Estates Department including its leadership and performance management to determine whether the Department was fit for purpose and had the necessary skills, capability, structure and governance systems in place to continue to deliver the requirements of the Trust. We were also asked to highlight the main issues within the department at the Trust and make recommendations for change.
We carried out the review through the following process:
- Setting benchmarks
- Gathering evidence to set the current position
- Analysing the current position of the department against the benchmarks to identify issues
- Identifying the causes of the issues
- Making recommendations on how the issues could be addressed
As an NHS Trust Facilities Department is responsible for ensuring that the Chief Executive’s responsibilities for the Trust’s estate and facilities, as Accountable Officer, are discharged, we followed best practice throughout the review.
We created a delivery model for the Trust to enable them to deliver the principles and recommendations outlined within the Department of Health’s best practice guidance, ensuring that both HBN 00-08 and HTM 00 were adhered to and that compliance to these standards could be demonstrated by the department.
Having gained a significant amount of experience within numerous NHS organisations, we have developed a unique skillset which allows us to offer a tailor-made service meaning that we can adapt the processes we implement to ensure that we obtain information which would be most advantageous to your organisation.