An Introduction to NHS Community Fit

The aim of NHS Community Fit is to deliver a sustainable, community based, health and social care system focussed on prevention and continuity of care, delivered by integrated teams of professionals and volunteers from the health, social care and local communities. Services will draw on local skills and connections to create individual local solutions. NHS Community Fit was borne out of the need to describe in detail how the NHS Future Fit model (reconfiguration of acute and community bed-based services) would function specifically in relation to the intended transfer of inpatient activity out into the community.

NHS Future Fit decision ensures a healthy future for Princes Royal and Royal Shrewsbury Hospital sites but rules out greenfield

NHS Future Fit decision ensures a healthy future for Princes Royal and Royal Shrewsbury Hospital sites but rules out greenfield

The leaders of the NHS Future Fit met today to discuss the next steps for the programme to transform NHS services in Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire.

They considered in-depth work into the affordability of the six scenarios that were shortlisted for hospital services, which also serve patients from Mid Wales, in February.

This work has concluded that all options that involve developing greenfield sites are unaffordable and should now be discounted.