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Today marks Rubicon’s tenth anniversary. Over the last ten years the company has delivered over 200 projects for more than 50 clients predominantly in the NHS, but also private health providers and charities. The company works through an associate network and partnerships with other SMEs; currently we have an associate network of 53 compared to 12 when Rubicon was launched. Rubicon continues to be busy and is currently engaged as lead or a sub-contractor, on nine projects for clients ranging from NHSE, a charity and four NHS providers.

Working with our partners from Tricordant, we are about to start developing several business cases for West Kent CCG.  The business case will build upon the work we did in 2018 and will set out plans to deliver between three and five community hubs across the west of Kent.

South Kent CCG – New Romney hub

Categories: Business Case Support, Capacity Planning, Estate Strategies, Service Redesign
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We have been appointed, via the Crown Commercial Services management consulting framework, to work with the South Kent CCG, local GPs, Kent Community Health, NHS Property Services and local town, district and county councils on plans to build a new community health and wellbeing hub in New Romney.  The hub will bring together a wide range of statutory sector commissioned services into new purpose built facilities.  This will enable the better integration of health and care services, as well as assisting in making out of hospital and primary care services in the area, more resilient.

Rubicon and Medical Architecture have been working with Dorset HealthCare to explore a one-off opportunity to bring mental health and community health services together on a single site to serve the west of the county.  Our work led to the development of a strategic outline case which has been presented to the trust’s board for approval.

Rubicon is providing support to colleagues in the Somerset STP to develop new models of care to facilitate more people being treated out of acute hospital settings.  The project is focused on understanding how admission rates and length of stay can be reduce so the system is less reliant upon the two local acute hospitals, and will inform the pattern of provision of community, primary care and social care services in neighbourhood teams and Somerset’s community hospitals.

Following successful delivery of QIPP Phase 3 assurance reviews, we have now started work on several QIPP Phase 4 projects.  These include working with the Bath & North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire health and care system to develop new services and processes designed to reduce the amount of time patients stay in acute hospitals.