Building our Case for Change

This is a significant investment opportunity and the programme delivery group aims to create proposals that are thoughtfully sustainable and accessible.

Initially, the team has been progressing three core workstreams:

  • Our clinical strategy
  • Our estates – are they fit for purpose?
  • Digitally connected care

Clinical Strategy

Working with a healthcare planning team, our first focus of work has involved engaging with teams across the Trust to understand the challenges and opportunities that exist across our services, and to ensure this information is fed into the development of our overall clinical strategy.

Clinical Strategy Decision Group

Development of the future model of care has required in-depth clinical input and in March 2021, we created the Clinical Strategy Decision Group (CSDG).

The CSDG is a small multidisciplinary team with input from medical, nursing and AHP colleagues, which provides a clinical sense check and signposts to appropriate clinicians where there are areas that need clinical/specialist input. It provides clinical scrutiny and acts as a reference group for the Our Future Hospital programme team through reviewing clinical strategy proposals as they are developed and at each stage of the business case journey.

Estates Provision

A key part of our programme is looking at NDDH’s current estate and ensuring it is fit for purpose for future healthcare delivery.

An independent survey was undertaken of our current hospital estates. This detailed survey looked at the physical hospital site, its functionality, space requirements, quality of estate, its health, fire and safety measures and environmental impact.

The findings from this will be crucial in helping to develop our future estate designs.

Digitally connected care

Virtual ClinicThe Trust recognises the need to review our digital strategy, alongside our estates and clinical strategies, so that we can ensure our facilities are fit for purpose for providing modern and responsive healthcare well into the 21st century.

The programme delivery group is now progressing these key workstreams to develop our future model of care.

This is a rolling programme of work and the Trust is committed to providing regular updates and will set out the opportunities for interested stakeholders to be involved in this process.

Last updated: January 27, 2022