We are not even a quarter through 2016, but it is clear that the NHS has been a hot topic of conversation as well as making the headlines. While most of this relates to shortages, cuts and other financial matters, a news bulletin I heard on my drive to work this morning prompted me to do a little research when I arrived at the office. “NHS England is working with ten housing developments to shape the health of communities, and to rethink how health and care services can be delivered”.
Today (Tuesday 1st March) after completing a stringent selection process, the NHS announced ten demonstrator sites they will be working with, supported by Public Health England (PHE). This marks the first time that the NHS has actively entered the ‘urban planning’ arena. The ten Healthy New Town demonstrator sites are: