Learning From a Pandemic to Define a New Blueprint for Healthcare Estate

Updated: Jul 21

This new report shares the discussions from a virtual roundtable event gbpartnerships hosted at the end of June. Clients from across the NHS joined us at the event where we reflected on recent experiences from the response to Covid-19 and discussed the challenges faced across the health sector.

A number of interesting themes were raised, but three considerations that seemed to resonate the most were:

1. changing attitude…to change;

2. one site doesn’t fit all;

3. a new blueprint for primary and community healthcare estate.



The one over-riding message that we have heard from these discussions is that we cannot afford to ignore the lessons brought to us by Covid-19. We need to use these shared experiences and changes in attitudes - and behaviours - to help shape a new vision and a blueprint for primary and community healthcare estate.


We are pleased to share with you this short report, we hope that it will provide a useful platform from which we will continue discussions and work together to develop these ideas and build solutions for the future. If these somehow echo your own experiences of the past few weeks and your aspirations for the future, we invite you to join the conversation on LinkedIn.

Read the full report here:


A new blueprint for healthcare estate

Learning from a pandemic to define a new blueprint for healthcare estate

We are currently drawing on all of this experience to develop a structured strategy and methodology for Covid-19 response going forward. Called ‘Building in Resilience’, it identifies the key issues that need to be addressed both in existing buildings and future ones for which business cases are currently being written.


We think it is crucial that NHS organisations assess their facilities systematically and develop SMART plans for adaptation and emergency response. ‘Building in Resilience’ will guide estate managers and commissioners through the process, helping to produce robust future-proof estate strategies. If you'd like to be contacted by a member of the team to discuss this work or would like to receive a copy of ‘Building in Resilience’, please provide your details on email to: enquiries@gbpartnerships.co.uk



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