Integration of health into the planning system: seven reviews of evidence for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Duration: October 2009 – October 2011
Sponsor: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Project leader for WHO CC: Laurence Carmichael
The WHO centre, as part of a cross-disciplinary UWE team, has been commissioned by NICE to review evidence on the integration of health into the planning system both in the UK and abroad to inform its guidance on health and planning. The seven reviews focussed on appraisal methods, health-related spatial planning indicators and design guidance, and other good policy and governance practices in the UK and from elsewhere that would be relevant to the British experience.
The purpose of the research was to find evidence from UK and overseas experiences on the methods used for integrating health into the spatial planning process and their effectiveness and cost effectiveness. The focus was both on project and plan appraisal and on spatial planning as a whole.
A mixed methodology approach to address the research questions including systematic review of evidence and case study research focussing on policy, governance and institutional analysis.
The aim of the case studies is to examine good practice in the UK and from elsewhere that would be relevant to the British experience - examples that are innovative, successful, transferable and sustainable.