Over the last six months, gbpartnerships has been successfully working with local stakeholders (i.e. CCGs, Trusts, GPs, Local Authorities, NHS Property Services and Community Healthcare Partnerships) to deliver six separate feasibility and option appraisal studies, for six locations in the South of England. The geographical areas range from large cities to towns, as well as rural locations.
There were many consistent aims, problems and themes to the six studies. All of them of them focused on, either:
How to meet the long term health and wider well-being needs of a local population, in a sustainable way, by better utilising or rationalising existing hospitals, community centres, or health centres.
How to identify the most suitable locations for new primary care, or community, or neighbourhood, or well-being, hubs, or centres, i.e. by refurbishing or expanding existing buildings, or by developing new buildings.
It’s been really interesting to work with such a broad range of areas and organisations, and to see how similar the issues, approaches and solutions have been. It also gives me a lot of satisfaction when I deliver a study, that, I then see really helps a local area move a good idea or project forward.
Sam McCumiskey, Senior Healthcare Planner / Business Development Manager