Facilities and Estates Management Award - HSJ Value Awards 2019
Land, buildings and equipment account for a huge proportion of NHS costs. It is crucial that NHS estates and facilities are not only commissioned to meet current and projected needs but are maintained and adapted to remain fit for purpose – a key challenge given the NHS’s often old and ageing buildings.
Excellent facilities and estates management can ensure new facilities are designed to meet service needs efficiently and well, ensure assets provide the maximum value to the NHS, extend the life of existing facilities, and to reduce energy consumption. Facilities must of course also support the delivery of high quality, safe care, as well as support staff to work efficiently and effectively.
Focusing upon value creation this award is aimed at the facilities and estates teams and leadership in NHS trust who have:
- Led initiatives which save money
- Appoint value for money partners
- Work with key stakeholders in the organisation to improve environments
- Realise commercial opportunities in estates benefiting the NHS organisation
- Contribute to improved patient experience
This award is open to individuals or teams responsible for the management of facilities and estates owned by the NHS – or to private sector organisations providing services to the NHS – that can demonstrate their contribution to improvement, efficiency and good value.
- A clear rationale for the project
- An explanation of how it aimed to achieve improved value in value in facilities and estates management
- An explanation of how the project plan was informed by existing best practice or evidence
Evidence the project has led to improved value in the management of facilities and estates. This should include a quantitative aspect and can also include qualitative measures such as patient experience measures or staff satisfaction.
Are the learnings from the initiative shared across the organisation and wider NHS? How is this achieved? Provide evidence that initiatives have been or have the potential of creating value for others
Clear evidence the project has improved value in facilities and estates management. Of interest will be projects which have simultaneously delivered financial savings and improved patient experience – creating value for taxpayers and patients alike. Quantitative evidence of improved value should be supplied.
Clear evidence all relevant parties were involved in the project, including patients
Demonstrably strong partnerships between all parties involved in the project including any external partners.