Catterick Integrated Care Campus


The North Yorkshire town of Catterick hosts the largest British Army garrison in the world, and under plans announced by the Ministry of Defence, it is expected to almost double its population from 13,000 to 25,000 people. This will put strain on both the civilian and military healthcare services, so the NHS and MOD are proposing a joint venture: the Catterick Integrated Care Campus.

This purpose-built centre is the first of its kind, and will house primary care, advanced primary care, mental health services, physiotherapy and voluntary and community healthcare support providers, all in one building.

As well as giving capacity to support the growing military and residential population, the CICC will help integrate services, address the lack of parity between military and NHS medical services, and improve local people’s quality of life by giving them access to the right care, at the right time.

Durham and Tees Community Ventures (LIFTCo) were approached by NHS Property Services to author the Full Business Case, due to their existing relationships and strategic partnering role in the local area. They saw it was an opportunity to support a unique development, which will be a national exemplar of best practice in the seamless integration of health and care services and new ways of working. The appointment was undertaken by Community Ventures Management, as the management services provider for LIFTCo.

The Solution

The Community Ventures team liaised with key parties to obtain the relevant inputs to ensure the business case met the guidance set out in HM Treasury’s Green Book (a Guide to Investment Appraisal in the Public Sector) and the NHS England Five Case Model Consolidated Capital and Land/Property Business Case Checklist February 2023.

Their extensive experience in writing business cases means that Community Ventures know what is required at each stage of the Business Case process and can advise on an approach which is proportionate to the value of the project. As well as knowing what needs to be included, they also know what isn’t necessary, helping the in-house team allocate their time efficiently for the benefit of the client.

Working together with NHS Property Services

Community Ventures also worked jointly with NHS Property Services on developing the economic appraisal with the comprehensive investment appraisal, developed by the NHSPS in-house team.

Community Ventures regularly monitored progress against programme to ensure the project was delivered within the client timescales, and worked collaboratively with them to deploy pragmatic and delivery focused solutions to get back on track when obstacles arose.

The result

Community Ventures delivered to the client’s expectations, in terms of both time and cost.

The full business case has now been submitted to NHS England, and is being subjected to rigorous scrutiny to ensure it demonstrates that the investment gives clear value for money and will deliver against the investment objectives.

It is hoped that the CICC will be completed in 2026, ready to transform healthcare in the area.

"Catterick Integrated Care Centre is a ‘first of its kind’ partnership development between NHS and MOD and has been in development since 2017. It was great to have specialist support from the Community Ventures team for the development of the HM Treasury compliant business case."

Karina Dare,
NHS Property Services

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