Healthy new towns

NHS Chief announces plan to support ten healthy new towns

The head of NHS England will today announced plans to create ten NHS-supported ‘healthy new towns’ across the country, covering more than 76,000 new homes with potential capacity for approximately 170,000 residents. Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, will use a speech to the Kings Fund in London to name the sites that form NHS England’s Healthy […]

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Healthy New Towns – a mouth-watering opportunity

NHS England’s Healthy New Towns programme has been described as a ‘mouth-watering opportunity for public health’ by the President of the British Medical Association. Professor Sir Al Aynsley-Green, the former Children’s Commissioner, was speaking at the Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester and highlighted the potential the scheme has to help young people. “This […]

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NHS launches new offer to put health at the heart of new communities

NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens today (Wednesday) has launched a new initiative together with Public Health England, to put health at the heart of new neighbourhoods and towns across the country. Speaking at the Local Government Association annual conference today in Harrogate, Mr Stevens backed a renewed focus on new affordable housing by offering […]

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