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CCGs, Community Health Partnerships, NHS Property Services and NHS England, as well as other NHS Organisations, are able to use the services of LIFT Companies - such as LSHP - without further procurement. These services include estate management, estate planning, service planning and property development.


With a huge logistical operation to manage, LSHP have the technical skills to support local systems in implementing their response to the COVID-19 Vaccination program, across both LIFT and non-LIFT estate. From identifying the optimum vaccination sites, to managing any potential variations – for example - converting under-utilised or vacant space into vaccine hubs.

Nominated sites must meet the designation criteria*, which will be assessed by CCG teams on NHS England’s behalf and in collaboration with PCN’s. Due to the specific supply, storage, preparation and administration characteristics of the vaccines, as well as ongoing social distancing rules, it is essential that all sites delivering COVID-19 vaccination meet these core requirements.


LSHP's strong partnerships and detailed local knowledge of the primary care & community estate makes us ideally placed to rapidly respond and support with the delivery of the vaccination programme.

For more details or to request contact from a member of the team, please click here and provide your details in the website contact form at the bottom of the page.


* designation criteria:

· Storage

· Planning and co-ordination

· Site Safety

· Wastage

· Space

· Workforce

· Patient Experience

· Vaccine storage and handling

· Preparation

· Administration

· Aftercare

· Data collection



LIFTCos were procured under an OJEU procurement process and each procurement provided for the LIFTCo to enter into a long-term Strategic Partnering Agreement (SPA) with PCTs, Local Authorities and other local health and social care bodies (varying by locality), with three equally important primary arms:

  • LIFTCo was appointed the long-term local Strategic Estates Partner for the local PCT(s) and Area, assisting in the development and updating of a strategic services development plan (SSDP) in co-operation with the other SPA Participants;

  • LIFTCo was required to develop proposals for the delivery of new and improved facilities to accommodate the delivery of primary healthcare and social care;

  • LIFTCo was required to make available other ad-hoc “Partnering Services” as required by the Participants covering all aspects of Estate management, Estate planning, Service planning, Property development, Regeneration, community involvement, FM Services, buildings, plant, equipment, fixtures and fittings.


LIFTCos are Public Private Partnerships based on a 40% public, and 60% private ownership. The 49 individual joint venture LIFTCos were established with the 40% public shareholding originally held 20% by Community Health Partnerships (previously known as Partnerships for Health) and 20% by the procuring PCT(s), although in several areas the latter was shared with Local Authorities.

On the dissolution of PCTs in 2013 the Statutory Transfer Orders for each PCT expressly provided for the local CCG(s), CHP, NHS Property Services and NHS England to become parties to the relevant SPA as successors to the PCT and therefore are able to continue to use the services of LIFTCo without further procurement.

The “retirement” of private financed delivery models in 2019 precluded the procurement of new buildings using the models dictated in the SPA but all LIFTCos are still able to develop new facilities using different approaches as well as providing the full range of partnering services noted above.


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  • Jane Batchelor

The reconfiguration works at Tarleton Health Centre in Preston, which serves the people of Tarleton Village and the surrounding areas, will deliver much needed extra clinical space for patients and staff. Commissioned by NHS Property Services, the LIFTCo project team is leading on the works which are due for completion in early 2021. The project will deliver four new consulting rooms, new office space and meeting room, along with a new roof.




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  • Jane Batchelor

Over the past few months, Liverpool & Sefton Health Partnership (LSHP) have been supporting clients in responding to business-critical issues brought about by COVID-19 and we continue to work with local healthcare leaders to support them in their efforts to provide additional support across Cheshire and Merseyside.


This work included a rapid response from the LSHP team during the early stages of the pandemic to turn the South Liverpool Treatment Centre (pictured below) into a ‘Hot Hub’ for patients with Covid-19 symptoms. The building has been easily able to accommodate significant short-term premises adaptions with an eye on what longer term and perhaps permanent changes may be needed.


The situation is complex and evolving, and we will continue to do whatever it can to support local communities, health and care organisations, plus the health, safety and wellbeing of staff, clients and delivery partners, to reduce the potentially devastating impact to life, health and wellbeing.

Current projects being carried out across the locality include:

  • Recovery Plans for local CCG’s to help support staff returning to the office.

  • Continuation of the LSHP Estates Advisory Roles supporting both Cheshire & Merseyside Health and Care Partnership and local CCG’s.

  • Provision of an Asset Manager to Liverpool CCG Head Office at The Lewis’s Building, procured through LSHP, providing an important all-encompassing building management service and support to the senior leadership team.

  • Supporting with Service Recovery into LIFT buildings since COVID and for winter planning.

If you are interested in finding out more about any of this work, please contact a us using the Contact Us form.

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