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The All Party Parliamentary Group for Healthcare Infrastructure

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Healthcare Infrastructure is a cross-party forum that seeks to highlight the importance of the physical infrastructure of health and social care and how high-quality health infrastructure is essential to the delivery of high-quality healthcare to patients. The APPG for Healthcare infrastructure is a cross-party group of parliamentarians and is not an official body of the UK Parliament.

About the Group

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Healthcare Infrastructure was formally constituted on 23 November 2021 with the following parliamentarians elected as Chair and Officers:

Chair & Registered Contact: Chris Green MP
Vice Chair: Karin Smyth MP
Vice-Chair: Lord Naseby
Vice-Chair: Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP
Officer: Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP
Officer: Rt Hon Philip Dunne MP
Officer: Nick Fletcher MP
Officer Peter Dowd MP

Copies of the minutes from the APPG’s AGM and the approved Income and Expenditure Statement can be found under the ‘Key Documents’ section.

For more information about the APPG and its Officers, please consult the latest version of the Register of All-Party Parliamentary Groups published every six weeks by the UK Parliament.

Meeting programme

Listed below are details of the proposed programme of events for the APPG for Healthcare Infrastructure in 2021-2022.

  1. Health Infrastructure & its Role in Post-Pandemic Care – 23 November 2021
  2. How the NHS Estate can support communities during COVID-19 – 18 January 2022
  3. Refresh of the Health Infrastructure Strategy (HIP) – 15 March 2022
  4. The Future of Health Infrastructure in the UK – 17 May 2022
  5. Short, medium and long-term health infrastructure needs – 12 July 2022

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    Call for evidence on meeting short, medium and long-term needs for NHS infrastructure

    The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Healthcare Infrastructure is launching a call for evidence to help inform our first report on ‘Meeting the Short, Medium and Long-Term Needs for NHS Infrastructure’.

    This report is intended to coincide with the anticipated publication of the Department for Health and Social Care’s (DHSC) Capital Strategy, which will set out the long-term vision for all aspects of the Department’s infrastructure spending over the next decade.

    As part of this, the APPG will hold two meetings where we will hear oral testimonial from key figures involved in NHS estates and health infrastructure, including former Secretaries of State for Health.

    The APPG’s inquiry will examine the following areas of health infrastructure:

    • NHS estates and facilities
    • Equipment used by the NHS
    • Physical elements required to enable digital care

    Our recommendations to the Government and NHS leaders will be published in our report in the summer, which will be launched in Parliament by the Minister for Health, Edward Argar MP.

     The APPG will be hold two oral evidence sessions with key stakeholders, which will form part of the report on the following dates:

    1.  Monday 16 May from 3.45pm to 5pm
    2. Tuesday 14 June from 2pm to 3pm on Zoom (provisional)

    On Monday 16 May, the APPG will be hearing from the following witnesses:

    • Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell, Former Secretary of State for Health and former Chair of the Health Select Committee
    • Professor Grant Mills, Professor of Healthcare Infrastructure Delivery, The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, UCL
    • Robert Ede, Head of Health and Social Care, Policy Exchange
    • Sarah Beaumont-Smith, CEO, Fulcrum Group

    The meeting will be chaired by Lord Bethell, Vice-Chair of the APPG for Healthcare Infrastructure former Health Minister.

    Details of the witnesses for the second session will be confirmed in due course. The session will be chaired by Chris Green MP, Chair of the APPG for Healthcare Infrastructure and Member of Parliament for Bolton West.

    Key Documents

    APPG for Healthcare Infrastructure – Call for Evidence –NHS Infrastructure Needs

    APPG AGM Minutes – 23 November 2021:

    Health infrastructure and its role in post-pandemic care  – You can watch the session in full on our YouTube channel.

    APPG Income and Expenditure Statement 2021-22

    Group Sponsors

    The work of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Healthcare Infrastructure is supported by the following organisations:

    Assura is a specialist healthcare premises provider with over 600 GP surgery, primary care, diagnostic and treatment centre buildings across the country serving millions of patients and making space for other community services too.

     

    Fulcrum Group provides much-needed resilience in the healthcare sector, creating flexible, future-proofed infrastructure and spaces that can adapt to the changing needs of the NHS and the communities it serves.

     

    gbpartnerships work in with NHS and public sector organisations to unlock complex estate challenges, planning, developing, and maintaining the highest quality, sustainable health and public buildings.

     

    Eric Wright Group is a construction firm built on a culture of excellence in civil engineering, construction, facilities management, property development, property management and Health & Care that ensures long-term relationships with their partners.

     

     

    The Equity Solutions Group is an experienced investment and development organisation that specialises in partnerships with the public sector. It owns and operates healthcare infrastructure, including NHS clinical facilities, key worker accommodation care homes, well as providing specialist support services such as estate management and strategic planning.

    Contact the Group

    If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the APPG, please email healthcareinfrastructureappg@connectpa.co.uk

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