Service DeliveryCommunity Health Partnerships is committed to supporting investment in health and social care estate.

Service Delivery

Committed to supporting CCGs and service providers

CHP is committed to ensuring Commissioners and Clinical Service Providers have the right built environment to deliver a wide range of health services within local communities for ease of access by all who need them. 

Exploring the socio-economic impact of LIFT Programme

Independent research published in 2014 by CHP found that the LIFT PPP programme has, in its first 10 years of operation, made a significant contribution to improving life in many of England’s most deprived communities.

Key findings

Improving the health and wellbeing of communities

  • A high proportion of LIFT buildings provide services in areas where a significant number of residents suffer from socio-economic disadvantage, including poor health and wellbeing. For example, 119 projects are based in the 10% most deprived areas of England. 
  • There are 3.3 times as many LIFT projects in multicultural areas than would have been expected given an even distribution across all area types.
  • LIFT accommodation has brought care closer to patients and integrated a greater range of services under one roof, so that individuals can access a range of health and social care services in one visit.

Supporting 21st century healthcare

  • The LIFT Programme has driven significant improvements in the quality of health service accommodation, enhancing working conditions and facilities for a wide range of service providers.
  • The co-location of GPs and other service providers, including third sector support services, has enabled a more united service.

Boosting local economies and creating jobs

  • The construction of LIFT buildings has been an important source of economic activity during the recent period of financial hardship. To date, the LIFT programme has directly generated employment opportunities for approximately 30,000 people.
  • An estimated 80% of construction spend has been with local businesses, with an estimated £1.31bn injection into the SME sector. 
  • As well as employment during the construction phase, LIFT developments accommodate a significant number of jobs, often in areas where there are few other employers.
  • Projects have often resulted in an increased market for businesses located in or near the LIFT developments. These include private and third sector providers of health services, pharmacies, cafes and other local retail and lifestyle businesses.

Future investment in new health facilities will compliment new models of care that are being designed in response to the NHS Five Year Forward View.