Healthcare demand arising from new housing developments

SPH analysed the new healthcare demands which might arise from two new housing developments. This involved using local knowledge to understand the likely population profile of these developments and using activity data and trends from a number of sources relating to primary care, secondary care, emergency care and mental health to estimate the demands that the housing developments were likely to put on the NHS in ten years’ time. It included a set of sensitivity analyses and discussion about the potential effects on these estimates of the new models of healthcare provision that are evolving in the NHS.  This work helped to inform planning of future healthcare infrastructure and models of healthcare provision in the area, as well as contributing to the CCGs’ negotiations with developers regarding developers’ section 106 funding contributions for provision of healthcare infrastructure for the population of the new housing developments.