Health on the High Street: making it a reality

16 Jun 2022
PUU5 - 11C
Collaboration & partnerships

Since the NHS Confederation published the Health on the High Street report in December 2020, NHS organisations across the UK have been working to move a range of services into the heart of communities: improving their effectiveness and engagement, and playing a leading role in saving the high street through taking over shopping centres and civic buildings, filling empty units and co-locating with other public and private services.

What learning can we take from this highly experimental approach as we develop organisational and system-wide estates strategies? Which services are most suited to the high street and what are the reactions of our patients and citizens? What is the intrinsic value to local economies and businesses of having a local NHS presence? What is the role of local government and property developers? How do we balance capital and revenue concerns?

This session will hear from emerging good practice in both Liverpool and Dorset and discuss how we can build on this momentum to make this the norm across the country.

Michael Wood, Head of Health Economic Partnerships - NHS Confederation
Ashleigh Boreham, Deputy Director Design and Transformation - Dorset CCG
Beatrice Fraenkel, Chair - Mersey Care NHS FT Trust
Jonathan Wright, Head of Patient Access - University Hospitals Dorset
Michael Crilly, Director of Social Inclusion & Participation - Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Ruth Williamson, Deputy CMO - University Hospitals Dorset