West London Health Partnership
West London Health Partnership (WLHP), the LIFT Company for Ealing, Hounslow, Hammersmith and Fulham, was formed in 2003 as a joint venture public-private partnership between Fulcrum, the Department of Health and the NHS in three boroughs in West London.
The company is now owned by Fulcrum and Community Health Partnerships (CHP), the company owned by the Department of Health to lead primary and community health care infrastructure development in the 49 NHS LIFT projects across England. Following the creation of Clinical Commissioning Groups in April 2013, CHP works with the three CCGs in West London to help them develop their primary care estates strategy and WLHP is the organisation that develops the new buildings and supports the rationalisation of the estate to deliver primary care and out of hospital services.
WLHP has developed a number of excellent, high profile buildings including Heart of Hounslow, a £18m development with over 8000m2 of high quality space. Andy Burnham, former Secretary of State for Health said “I’ve seen a lot of LIFT projects around the country, I have three in my own constituency, but this is a different quality altogether – this is as good as it gets.”
In Ealing WLHP has built two new primary care centres at Jubilee Gardens Greenford which includes a library for Ealing Council and Grand Union Village, a new regeneration area in the west of the borough.
WLHP’s most recent project is the Parkview Centre for Health and Wellbeing in the regeneration area of Hammersmith & Fulham. This project is one of the most exciting and ambitious LIFT projects in England involving a new primary care centre for 4 GP practices and community health services, 170 affordable apartments developed by Notting Hill Housing, social services from Hammersmith & Fulham Council, a pharmacy and a supermarket. Dr Tim Spicer, Chair of the Clinical Commissioning Group said “this new health centre is central to our plans to develop integrated health and social care services for the residents of White City”.
The Chair of WLHP is Geoff Alltimes, former joint Chief Executive of Hammersmith & Fulham Council and PCT. The other directors of the WLHP Board are:
Jamie Andrews – Community Health Partnerships (CHP)
Sarah Beaumont-Smith – Fulcrum Infrastructure Group (FIG)
John Whitehead – Fulcrum Infrastructure Group (FIG)
Keith Edmunds – CWHEE
The General Manager of WLHP is Harriet Taylor who is based in Fulcrum’s Piccadilly office.