Creating Healthy Places

NHS Property Services (NHSPS) Healthy Places programme focuses on the successful delivery of projects that enable improved health and social care, help the NHS get the most from its estate and drive better health outcomes for patients and clinicians.

50

active social prescribing hubs across England

1,120+

bookable rooms across England through NHS Open Space

200,000

sqm of improved places, spaces and facilities

Working together to deliver Healthy Places

At a time when the NHS is facing challenges never seen before, these projects are integral in helping to support the health service move forwards. In 2022/23, we are committed to supporting customers in tackling health inequalities and responding to NHS priorities such as community diagnostic centres and Covid-19 recovery support.

Projects include refurbishments and new builds, creating social prescribing spaces, introducing new NHS Open Space locations for flexible booking, and improving NHS staff welfare areas and improving the accessibility of NHS buildings.

All projects support local NHS estate plans through collaboration with commissioners and wider Integrated Care System (ICS) partners. This allows rapid delivery of projects by aligning local and national property capacity and capability, knowledge sharing of best practice and continuous learning.

We are keen to work more closely with Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) to identify and support regional priorities and emerging ICS estate strategies – both those we are already working on and emerging requirements.

Transformation at scale: looking back at FY 2021/22

By the end of March 2022, 122 projects had been physically completed on site, and significant milestones have been met on others, such as the submission of a business case, which will support full completion in future years.

This year’s projects build on our initial pilot of 100 projects in 2020/21, and with new sites now identified for the third year of the programme, it now extends to over 500 projects nationally. The combined programme’s benefits are now being felt across the country amongst colleagues, customers, and patients alike.

Transformation at scale: looking back at FY 2021/22

Get in touch

If you would like to learn more about our Healthy Places programme or a particular project, get in touch with our Customer Support Centre.

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