CLES on…health institutions as anchors

13th September 2019.

CLES on… is a series of provocations, drawing on CLES’ thinking and doing experience over of thirty years of working to develop stronger local economics for people, planet and place.

CLES on…health institutions as anchors recognises that the NHS is not just a service that provides healthcare free at the point of need. It is a social contract with the British people to deliver well-being. In this, we explore the potential for health institutions to take a community wealth building approach and deliver economic, social and environmental wellbeing for the localities they operate within.