10 February 2016 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Interserve plc, University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust and NHS Property Services have announced that current contracts to provide estates and facilities management services will expire earlier than the original contract term.
The trusts and Interserve announced the moves in a joint statement.
The original contracts were designed over five years ago and although they have delivered the intended savings, it has become apparent that the contracts are no longer appropriate to the needs of the trusts, say the parties.
As a result, Interserve and the trusts have agreed to bring the deals to an end on 30th April 2016. Staff will transfer to the NHS under TUPE regulations on or around 1st May, which will allow the trusts greater flexibility for self-delivery of services. The services will continue to be provided by existing staff on current terms and conditions transferring from Interserve to the NHS.
Interserve will remain a partner to the trusts and its construction arm will continue to work with the trust in the programme of modernisation and transformation, for example, the new emergency department at the Royal Infirmary.