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Strategic Health Asset Planning and Evaluation (SHAPE)

  • Last modified date:
    16 November 2010

Strategic Health Asset Planning and Evaluation (SHAPE) is a web enabled, evidence based application which informs and supports the strategic planning of services and physical assets across a whole health economy. It links national data sets for clinical analysis, public health, primary care and demographic data with information on healthcare estates performance and facilities location. The application also includes a GIS mapping tool and supports travel time analysis.

Built on careful analysis and up-to-date information, SHAPE provides an excellent starting point for local strategic planning development and can inform the vital dialogue commissioners may wish to have with providers and other stakeholders, including patients, which lies at the heart of any service redesign initiative. SHAPE’s scenario planning features can help service commissioners to determine the service configuration that provides the best affordable access to care.

SHAPE is currently configured to English SHA and PCT boundaries and is being developed to support analysis by GP practice and GP commissioning consortia. The application is free to all NHS professionals and is hosted by NHS North East.

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