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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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Healthy Infrastructure at the 2012 EuHPN workshop in Copenhagen

Healthy Infrastructure researchers presented during the 2012 EuHPN workshop held in Copenhagen from 22 to 24 October on ‘The Future for Strategic Planning of Healthcare Infrastructure’. Comments were made from representatives of ARUP and Sintef (amoung others) on the importance … Continue reading

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PropCo

PropCo, a new national property company is being set up by Department of Health to take ownership of NHS property, such as primary care centres, clinics, community hospitals and offices, and public shares of assets built under the Local Improvement … 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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