2016 Report details for project: National Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) Service Development Programme

Project name: National Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) Service Development Programme - there are 6 reports for this project: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: DOH (D12) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2016 (data is from Sept 2015)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: To develop a full Proton Beam Therapy service in England.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text: The Programme is assessed as being amber/green for the following reasons: • It remains on plan to treat the first PBT patient in 2018. • Costs are contained within the capital budget approved in July 2015. • All recommendations from the IPA Gateway Review 0: Strategic assessment, held on 22-26 September 2014, have been acted upon and completed. Since Q2 in 2014/15, the procurement phase to appoint building contractors and an equipment supplier has been completed. Capital funding of £250m was formally approved in July 2015, and contracts were signed with Interserve, BYUK and Varian. Work on site is well underway at The Christie and UCLH. Robust management controls are in place to manage the contracts and ensure delivery of the new facilities. The programme is large, complex and has several more years of complex construction to complete. Mobilisation planning is underway to design the new PBT service and its interface with existing services. The Trusts are working with NHS England and Health Education England to identify their workforce requirements, and recruit and train staff to run the new PBT service. New technology will be introduced to support rapid referrals into the new PBT service and the collection of patient outcomes data that will be used subsequently to develop the PBT service and inform research. Quality assurance measures are in place to ensure that the new PBT services meet nationally agreed standards. NHS England will formally commission the new service for 2018/19 and it will treat the first patients during summer 2018. The programme is closely managing risks associated with construction and build, using comprehensive and detailed programme plans, and regular assurance reviews.
Start date: 2012-01-01
End date: 2018-12-31
Schedule text: The National Proton Beam service remains on schedule to treat the first patient in the Summer of 2018. It is now in the Mobilisation phase and has a clear suite of products/tools required to enable successful delivery.
Baseline: £52.15m
Forecast: £52.15m
Variance: None%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%
Whole Life Cost: £1,247.26m
WLCost text: Whole life costs are composed on capital account (CDEL) and revenue account (RDEL) spend. There is a large CDEL spend in the years to 2018/19 to build and equip the facilities along with a relatively small RDEL spend in this period which covers interest, staff not involved in the development of the centres and training of clinical and technical staff prior to service commencement. From the date of service commencement, costs will ramp up to an annual cost of around £50m per annum, which are required to run the centres and treat patients. All RDEL costs are to be paid for out of the NHS England budget for Specialised Services.
Notes1: Budget variance less than 5%
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Sourcefile: IPA_2016.csv

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