2018 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: DHSC (D12) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2018 (data is from Sept 2017)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: The intention of the NHS England (NHSE) led National PBT Service Development (NPBT) Programme is to build and deliver a national service which utilises proton beam technology for the treatment of patients who have been clinically identified to benefit from this treatment, as from 2018. This will enable the NHS to: a. provide the best treatment options for patients; b. improve patient treatment outcomes; c. provide the best possible care for patients at a lower cost and improve the patient experience; d. have a presence in common with other developed nations in the provision of leading edge cancer care treatment services using proton beam therapy. To this end, the NPBT Programme aims to ensure the effective, timely and cost-effective delivery of proton beam therapy services at two sites: The Christie Hospital Foundation Trust (TCFT) and the University College Hospital London (UCLH) in England. A critical aspect of this is the smooth transition of the Proton Overseas Programme (POP) into the national service
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: The Delivery Confidence RAG rating is currently AMBER / RED, this is consistent with the IPA reviews undertaken in April 2017 (UCLH - PAR) / May (Programme - Gateway 0). An action plan was put in place following the April IPA review to address the Delivery Confidence RAG rating. • NHS England has also been working closely with The Christie to ensure that progress remains on track. The Christie are developing a revised Referral Portal project plan with clarified milestone and remain on target to meet the First Patient Treatment Date (FPTD). • The revised UCLH FPTD will alter the speed of ramp-up of the new NPBT service. This has been incorporated into the latest version (2nd iteration) of the Transition Plan. UCLH continue to work closely with NHS England and implement changes to their programme to control and minimise further risks and remains on track to meet the revised FPTD.
Start date: 2012-01-01
End date: 2018-05-30
Schedule text: The National Proton Beam Therapy service remains on schedule to treat the first patient in the summer of 2018 at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. The Christie have reported that the facility readiness is progressing well. Recruitment and training is progressing to plan. UCLH is also progressing to it revised plan.
Baseline: £66.64m
Forecast: £62.80m
Variance: -6.00%
Variance text: Due to delays in buildings capital costs we are £1.2m underspent in the year which will now fall into future years. This also impacts on cost of capital of £1m. Recruitment was also delayed generating an in year saving of £1m.
Whole Life Cost: £1,247.24m
WLCost text: The public capital is to build and equip 2 Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) centres integrated into existing hospital cancer services. The capital budget is still on target, each Trust has submitted risk schedules along with mitigations which are reviewed regularly by the National PBT Programme Board. Revenue budgets continue to be managed within business case tolerances. The Trusts and NHS England continue to work on the costs that will form part of the open book period and NHS England is updating its financial model and has included accommodation costs and additional IT costs to support the Outcomes solution in programme reports.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2018.csv

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