Supporting the Healthy New Towns programme

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Why we're doing this project

We are working with NHS England and other partners to support the Healthy New Towns programme. This ambitious national programme is working with ten housing developments, bringing together the health sector with housing developers and local authority planning teams to design and build healthier communities. The programme provides an important opportunity to learn how local areas can use major new housing developments as an opportunity to promote population health and deliver integrated care.

What we're doing

The King’s Fund has been commissioned by NHS England to support the production of a guidance document capturing lessons from the Healthy New Towns programme. We are exploring insights from the work being conducted in 10 demonstrator sites across England, with a particular focus on the efforts being made to develop new models of care as part of new housing developments. We will also be examining relevant evidence from international examples of new care models.

Partner organisations

We are working in partnership with NHS England, the Town and Country Planning Association, The Young Foundation, PA Consulting and IBI Group.

Key milestones

A guidance document aimed at planners, developers, and leaders of local health systems will be published in April 2019. Interim findings will be made available before then.