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Ending Change Paralysis in NHS Estates: How to Forge Ahead in Uncertain Times

In an uncertain world, there are two options for NHS estates

Option one is to hold on and hope for a more certain future where politics and technology are no longer creating an ever-shifting landscape. But this time will never come so to wait is dangerous; compromising safety, demotivating staff and costing more in the long-term.

The other option? Forge ahead. Turn uncertainty into opportunity. Look for positives and possibilities. Blaze a trail and create a legacy to be proud of.

With many organisations feeling as if they need to move slowly in the current climate, the NHS is suffering from change paralysis which could lead to failing buildings, falling trust and issues for future generations. By revealing how it’s possible to move forward and the risks of not doing so, our report will celebrate the GP practices, hospitals and care homes who are forging ahead and making incredible change to their estates. We’ll challenge you to think innovatively about your own approach to estate and to hear the stories of people who are leading the way.

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It doesn’t have to be this way, starting today.

Leighton Chumbley portraitLeighton Chumbley
Chief Executive Officer

There is a tendency for experts to say: “Here is the answer: make this one change and everything will magically work.” But it is not as simple as that. Every trust, care operator and GP practice has a unique set of issues requiring creativity backed up by experience and know-how to develop a way forward.

But planning that way forward today is essential. The longer you wait to solve estates problems, the more expensive they become and the more costly it is to operate struggling properties. The Department of Health is unable to fund what is required, but if you know where to look and how to take a commercial approach, finance is readily available.

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Together, we solve commercial puzzles, unlock sites and collaborate with partners to ensure that projects are delivered without compromise. Whether you’re hoping to improve your patient experience or unlock new capital, the Prime team always go the extra mile to deliver impact throughout all of our work. We want to enable more hospitals, GP practices and care homes up and down the country to realise their own ambitions to deliver outstanding health and care by enabling them to navigate the complex landscape that can often lead to change paralysis.

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