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“Healthy Settings”…reinvigorating the public health debate

Before we talk about hospitals, we must define their role against a whole range of clinical health and social care setting interventions. The concept of healthy setting is introduced here as a means of defining the most appropriate setting (where … Continue reading

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Why should Healthy Infrastructure be a think tank?

Healthy Infrastructure is an institute that conducts research with its partners and engages in advocacy in areas such as therapeutic healthcare infrastructure design, evidence-based policy, strategic asset management, economic appraisal, and social return on capital investment. It is funded by … Continue reading

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Premises Assurance Model (PAM)

Work is underway to develop a new co-produced Premises Assurance Model that was unveiled at IHEEM last week. This PAM self-assessment will enable NHS Foundation Trusts to deliver greater quality compliance, Trusts to reach Foundation status and independent providers to … Continue reading

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Questioning the design evaluation instruments of the UK National Health Service

One of the PhD students associated with our work was recently recognised for his efforts in questioning the ability of the design evaluation instruments used by the National Health Service to expose the consequences of healthcare building design in a … Continue reading

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