How is BaS LIFT structured?
BaS LIFT shareholders
BaS LIFT is a public private partnership – a joint venture company which has two shareholders:
Community Health Partnerships (CHP) is owned by the Department of Health and represents its strategic interests. CHP also provides guidance and enables sharing of experience and knowledge between LIFT companies. It has a 40 percent shareholding in BaS LIFT.
Prime LIFT Investments Ltd is the private sector partner and is itself a joint venture between Prime plc and HICL Infrastructure Company Limited. The company has a 60 percent shareholding in BaS LIFT.
Strategic Partnering Board
As with all LIFT Companies, BaS LIFT is governed by a Strategic Partnering Agreement (SPA) – a 20 (+5) year framework agreement between the NHS and local authorities - which sets out how the LIFT Company and other partner organisations should work together to achieve the best outcomes for the community. Compliance with the SPA is monitored by the Strategic Partnering Board (SPB) which includes representatives of all the SPA signatories.
The main function of the SPB is to determine and agree a shared health and social care strategy for the area covered by the LIFT. The SPB is also responsible for vetting and approving all LIFT projects before they can go forward.
Members of the SPB include NHS England, NHS Property Services, Community Health Partnerships (CHP), Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Birmingham City Council, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, BaS LIFT and the four Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), which include Birmingham CrossCity CCG, Birmingham South Central CCG, Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG and Solihull CCG.
- Strategic partnering services offered by the SPA include:
- Property development and investment
- Supply chain management
- Strategic estates planning
- Property acquisition and disposal
- Estates and facilities management
- Service planning support
- Benchmarking and market testing