Strategic Planning & Business Cases
Strategic Planning and the Business Case process is a fundamental early stage of a programme or project. A robust business case is vital for securing resources and gaining stakeholder buy-in for complex and large-scale change projects.
Our approach to delivering an effective and successful business case is guided by four fundamental principles:
clarity of scope
collaboration and trust
Underpinning these are the application of time management practices, expert project management skills and techniques and the sharing of best practice.
In addition to Strategic Planning and Business Case expertise, gbpartnerships have a multifaceted team that can support the different workstreams that feed into a business case; drawing on a wide range of professional backgrounds including: project and programme managers, surveyors, accountants, engineers, health planners, architects and clinicians.
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Working in partnership to deliver a robust and compliant Business Case
We care about delivering quality advice and support that enables the local system to move forward and improve outcomes for patients and citizens.
Our multiskilled team hold significant experience in business case writing and long term partnerships.
The team bring a dynamic blend of skillsets ranging from project and programme management, technical expertise, financial and economic analysis and planning.
This experience is supported by the Better Business Cases™ accreditation, and our specialist business case team are all Better Business Cases™ accredited to a foundation and Practitioner level.
For the last 20 years we have worked in partnership with Local Authorities and NHS organisations to help maximise value and performance.
We have delivered more than 150 projects and programmes over the last 2 years, covering business cases (SOCs, OBCs and FBCs), asset review projects, feasibility studies, option appraisals, utilisation studies and locality planning projects to whole geographical region planning.
We've worked for many years with NHS England and are very familiar with the prcesses that need to be followed for a successful business case outcome.
We work with you to understand your organisation’s context and critical success factors, engaging with your key stakeholders and applying a methodical approach to explore all of the options and determine the best value outcome.
We believe 'less is more', delivering comprehensive and concise reports that while conforming to HM Treasury Green Book Guidance and best practice, are easily accessible and facilitate review, buy-in and approval.
Expert Better Business Cases™ Practitioners
A robust business case is vital for securing resources and gaining stakeholder buy-in for complex and large-scale change projects.
While business cases can be delivered in house, bringing in external support can be an effective way to not only supplement internal capacity, but also secure independent challenge from a ‘critical friend’ with experience of similar situations gained elsewhere.
At gbpartnerships consult, we have a large team with a track record of delivering successful business cases for NHS and Local Authority organisations.
This experience is underpinned by the Better Business Cases™ accreditation, a detailed knowledge of complex approval processes and relationships with approvers and approval bodies, to help throughout the process, providing credibility to the overall business case submission.
Your Guide to Building a Business Case
In this guide - developed with the support of the gbpartnerships consult team - NHS Property Services have outlined the key steps and considerations behind building a successful business case, from setting the strategy, to determining the affordability, to exploring impact on management.
Download Your Guide to Building a Business Case here: www.property.nhs.uk/media/3656/customer-guide-to-building-a-business-case.pdf
HM Treasury's Green Book Guidance & the Five Case Model
We provide an independent and transparent business case methodology, underpinned by the Better Business Cases™ accreditation.
This is a systematic and objective approach to all stages of the business case development process. 11 members of the gbpartnerships consult team hold either the Foundation or Practitioner level of the BBC accreditation.
The Better Business Cases course is based on NHS England's The Five Case Model, which is accepted best practice and embedded within the latest HM Treasury’s Green Book guidance (Central Government Guidance on appraisal and evaluation), being the UK government’s approach to planning spending proposals and enabling effective business decisions.
The Five Case Model provides decision makers and stakeholders with a proven framework for structured ‘thinking’ and assurance.
Pictured below is a development process for NHS and Local Authority Projects, this has been a co-production with North Central London ICB. If you would like to find out more and request a full copy, contact Ian Sabini
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