Published date: 29 April 2019

Capturing funds to improve the NHS estate

This month's National Health Executive magazine features Aahsan Rahman, Department Head of Town Planning at NHS Property Services, on how the NHS can capture funds for its estate through the town planning system.

Aahsan explores developer contributions and how the NHS could do more to leverage them as an alternative funding source.

"At a time when expectations of healthcare systems are rising, we face the central question: how should our healthcare be funded? The town planning system can be used to support improved patient care and help to provide new health infrastructure when required. Developer contributions, such as Section 106 (s106) planning obligations and the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), are an important element in meeting the costs of new or improved infrastructure as a result of new development in the area."

Read the full article here.