Primary care schemes

Primary care schemes

Rubicon has just been commissioned to work on our 30th primary care investment scheme.  Our experience now extends to practice mergers, new builds and refurbishment schemes funded from central ETTF funds and schemes funded by third parties.

GSTT North Wing project

Working alongside WT Partnership and Pick Everard, we have recently completed work on a programme of ward upgrades at St Thomas’ Hospital, London.

Blandford primary care business case

Rubicon has completed its financial and economic work on the Dorset CCG primary care business case for a new practice in Blandford.

Work starts on Swindon radiotherapy centre

We are delighted to see work starting on the construction of the new radiotherapy centre in Swindon.  Rubicon worked with colleagues on this project from SOC to FBC.

A busy summer

Rubicon is ten years old and is as busy as ever.  In recent months we have:

  • Continued to work in the Dorset system helping Dorset Healthcare NHSFT with its HIP2 capital investment business cases.
  • Won new work with Dorset County Hospital also linked to HIP2 funding.
  • Commenced work with colleagues from other SMEs to develop a health and care hub in Ely.
  • Completed the outline business case for two new mental health units in Surrey and subsequently worked with our client to bid for central funds for the first scheme.
  • Won a new piece of work helping Worcestershire Health & Care to develop their estate strategy – almost ten years since the first time we worked with this trust.
  • Continued to review ETTF bids for NHSE.
  • Completed our work with the Adult Cerebral Palsy Hub.
  • Started a project for overseas investors looking at opportunities in England.
  • Continued to support colleagues in SCWCSU by placing interim staff.


Ten year anniversary

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.

Primary care scheme reviews

We have completed  our latest tranche of ETTF bid reviews on behalf of NHS England.  Rubicon has been working alongside Pick Everards to review ETTF bids since spring 2019 and to date, has delivered nearly 20 reviews.

Financial and economic modelling for primary care

Rubicon has recently completed economic and financial modelling for two proposed primary care premises developments on behalf of Dorset CCG.  Working alongside colleagues from Medical Architecture, we delivered full business cases to the commissioner client.

Evelina Children’s Hospital

Rubicon’s work with Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHSFT to develop the full business case for new theatre capacity for the London Evelina Children’s Hospital reached a key milestone at the end of April with the publication of the FBC.

Adult Cerebral Palsy Hub

Rubicon is pleased to have been selected by this charity to write an economic appraisal of options to improve services for adults with cerebral palsy.