QE Facilities Limited are delighted to have been able to contribute to the Dec 2018 HMFA briefing, outlining the financial and governance considerations for establishing a subsidiary.

QEF was established in 2014, known as “The Gateshead Model” is now a well-established subsidiary company.

In supporting this briefing, QEF have provide working examples of its experiences in support of the finance and governance considerations.

More and more NHS bodies are establishing subsidiaries. This briefing has been developed from discussions with colleagues who have been part of this is process.

It is intended to signpost to issues that those who have already been through the process would have wanted to know about at the outset. Where possible, reference to detailed guidance is also provided.

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QE Facilities Limited [QEF] are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted in the category of Estates and Facilities at this year’s Leading Healthcare Awards.

The Leading Healthcare Awards are purely digital, and the shortlisted entries and winners will be promoted live through our digital awards evening on 6th March on the LHA website, Linkedin, Instagram and Twitter.

QE Facilities Ltd:  QEF was established to create a new model, for the delivery of non-clinical services to the NHS.

The creation of our subsidiary has been a catalyst for change, delivering significant improvements and efficiencies in non-clinical services and is now established as a successful, innovative company with a clear culture directed at improving E&F services to the NHS

PLACE (Patient Lead Assessment of the Care Environment) are a self-assessment of non-clinical services which contribute to good quality patient care.

The assessment process encourages the involvement of patients, patient representatives and staff providing an opportunity to measure current performance whilst also identifying areas for improvement/development. The audit team comprised of a 50/50 ratio Patient Representatives/Trust Staff including external verifiers from across the region.

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At national level average site PLACE scores have slightly improved since 2017 for all domains. The largest increases were seen for Dementia (+2.2%) and Disability (+1.6%)  These increases may reflect increased investment in and understanding of these newer PLACE domains. ( Dementia was i...

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