Wight Life Partnership (WLP) was established to deliver a long term estates solution for the Isle of Wight NHS Trust. Key to this is working with the Trust and other stakeholders and providers to develop an integrated Island wide solution.

To ensure that the partnership captures and considers the ideas, innovation and views from the wider Island networks, the Trust Informed Client role was extended to become the Informed Client Group (ICG). The ICG delivers Trust and community representation in determining WLP projects and programme.

The ICG meets every two weeks to put forward and to consider any projects at Concept Development stage in line with the partnership New Projects Approvals Process (NPAP1) and New Secondary Services Approval Process (NSSAP2) activities. At Stages 1 and 2 the ICG supports the partnership by providing a suitable interface for debate and agreement. By the end of Stage 2 this is a clear and agreed project brief for WLP to deliver against.

Providing the day-to-day interface between WLP and the Trust, the ICG role supports the partnership by:

  • Determining the pipeline of projects to be commissioned
  • Producing or assisting in the production of the business case (OBC / FBC)
  • Allocating and committing resources and capabilities
  • Ensuring an effective match between the project proposals and the Trust service objectives
  • Ensuring sufficient clinical and operation input
  • Creating suitable and appropriate engagement and communication (staff, patients, public, commissioners)

To date the Isle of Wight ICG has supported activities for:

  • Clinical Strategy Review
  • Soft FM Service Review
  • Master Planning
  • Catering Service Transformation
  • Land Sale and development (3 parcels of land)
  • Space utilisation Pilot
  • Agile Working and Space Allocation policy development