Work underway in Manchester shows how intertwined technological and economic revolutions can be harnessed to create a health revolution in which streamlined care is brought closer to the UK’s rapidly ageing population.
Kelvin Moulding, division director of Health Spaces, provides an insight.
Putting more NHS healthcare assets into the heart of local communities presents an exciting opportunity to increase efficiency, lower costs, improve staff wellbeing, while reducing clinical risk. There is now a once-in-a-generation chance to embrace economic and technological changes and put healthcare right where it is most needed.
One example of this new model is the Trafford Macular Treatment Centre, which has opened in two high-street shop units. It is a joint venture between the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (MREH), pharmaceutical company Novartis and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.
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