Integrated care the solution for NHS reforms

Significant changes to the way healthcare services are delivered are needed in order for the NHS to meet the challenges of the future, a leading professor has warned.

Speaking at a debate hosted by business advisory firm Deloitte, Professor Chris Ham, chief executive of The King’s Fund, a charity dedicated to improving the health system in England, said the NHS needed to be re-orientated to deliver a new model of ‘integrated’ care, based on stronger collaboration between health professionals and more effective co-ordination of services.

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Dulux Decorator Centres snaps up last unit at TradeCentral

The last remaining unit at the TradeCentral trade park in Wolverhampton has been let to J P McDougall & Co Limited, trading as ICI Dulux Decorator Centres.

The company has taken 2,920 sq ft on a new ten year lease at the Bilston Road scheme. The new store will be the 17th Dulux Decorator Centre in the West Midlands.

The company will join exisiting tenants Crown Decorator Centres, GSF Car Parts and Halfords Auto Centre, which took 6,000 sq ft at TradCentral earlier this year.

Property consultants Colliers International acted on behalf of the landlord, Suma Developments Ltd.

Ben Briant, associate director in the firm’s automotive and roadside team in Birmingham, said: “TradeCentral is a great scheme which has attracted national ocupiers, thanks to the competitetive rents and prominent roadside frontage.”