Following a recommendation from NHS Improvement/NHS England, In-Form Solutions were commissioned to support the Trust owing to its deteriorating financial performance. The Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust resulted from a merger between the Winchester and Basingstoke hospitals, has a turnover of c£400m, and has severe estates issues.
The role was primarily to provide support and advice in the role of Financial Improvement Director to the Trust (and the wider health system as appropriate). This would include an initial assessment of the Trust’s financial improvement plans, governance and assurance processes, arrangements for service and strategic development, and its ability to deliver the necessary changes required to secure medium and longer term sustainability. This work was conducted through interviews with senor staff across the Trust, written sources and observation.
Following the initial analysis, In-Form were commissioned to support delivery of the action plans.
The key outcomes were: