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Developing a hybrid working strategy across Torbay and South Devon

gbp consult have been working with Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust to support the development of a hybrid working strategy for non-clinical and clinical administrative functions across 20 sites.

The brief for the project was to provide detailed analysis and visual maps demonstrating the locations of workforce members who had been identified as possibly shifting to hybrid working, nearby workplaces, and the journeys between to support the Trust’s workforce and capital development planning. The outputs of the work will support the delivery of the Trust’s carbon reduction targets, including:

  • A reduced need for non-clinical space on acute sites, overall reduction in estate requirements when analysed at a system level.

  • Reduced pressure on car parking in high traffic areas surrounding acute sites.

  • Reduced travel time for staff, increased likelihood of staff using green travel options.

  • Improved staff wellbeing due to reduced commuting requirements.

Read more about the heat mapping work here.

The isochrone map depicted here shows the collective area accessible by the Trust’s current workforce (based on home postcode), overlaid with the locations of Trust assets i.e. potential work places. gbp has been working with Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust via SDH Innovations Partnership (SDHIP) since 2021. SDHIP is a 50:50 Joint Venture Partnership with the Trust, with the gbp team helping to solve local estates issues, bringing our commercial acumen to the Partnership and leveraging investment. SDHIP is developing new premises, optimising estate, and increasing the value and utilisation of assets through the redevelopment of Trust properties.

Together with the Trust, we are delivering projects that will enhance health and wellbeing outcomes locally, using optimal solutions that would not have been accessible to the Trust prior to SDHIP’s creation.



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