Ryhurst launches Strategic Estates Partnership advisory service

Initiative responds to NHS challenge to secure £22billion in cost savings

Ryhurst, the specialist partner in providing land and asset solutions for the health and social care markets, has launched a Strategic Estates Partnership (SEP) advisory capability to complement its partnership model exclusively provided to NHS trusts.

Responding to the challenge that the NHS needs to make efficiency and cost savings to the tune of £22billion, Ryhurst is offering its expertise in SEPs to help NHS trusts realise the impact of better utilising their estate through smart asset and services management, sale of surplus land as well as funding and commercial opportunities.

Ryhurst pioneered the SEP model, entering into the first partnership with Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust in 2010. It has secured two further SEP’s with Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and, most recently, Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

Stephen Collinson, managing director of Ryhurst, said: “Launching this advisory capability enables us to help an NHS trust answer the question: ‘Is a Strategic Estates Partnership right for us?’ before they make a full commitment.”

“We have built our reputation as a partner in practice. Now we are pleased to offer this service to NHS trusts who are at the early stages of considering this route, as a way of unlocking value and making their estate more efficient.”

The Strategic Estates Partnership (SEP) advisory service - Partnership in Practice - forms part of a package of services, which Ryhurst has been successfully delivering to NHS trusts. The other estates advisory services include strategy and analysis, capital projects, estates and facilities, space utilisation, and integration solutions.

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