Local Improvement Finance Trust


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Local Improvement Finance Trust

A UK government scheme to involve the private sector in financing improvements in primary care, social care and community infrastructure by improving facilities—e.g., GP surgeries (offices in American medical English) and health centres. The health and social care version of the LIFT scheme was first introduced for inner-city areas of high deprivation, but has been extended to the rest of the UK.
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The company will also hand over two health centres this month, in Toxteth and Walton, built as part of the Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) scheme, making a total of six in the city.
The pioneering NHS Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) - a private and public partnership involving the local primary care trusts - along with Partnerships for Health and B&N Care Partnerships, will help provide the new facilities over the next 25 years.
The project is being developed by Liverpool and Sefton Health Partnerships - a LIFT (Local Improvement Finance Trust) group.
Executives have already ruled out a controversial Private Finance Initiative (PFI), when the NHS is only leasing a building from private contractors who designed and built the project, focusing instead on a NHS Local Improvement Finance Trust (LIFT) scheme, which is a joint venture between the NHS and a private company, when both co-own the building.
A large modern library, tourist information, a customer service base and flexible community space will all be included in the new Whitley Bay Joint Service Centre, being delivered in partnership with the primary care trust through the local improvement finance trust.
Planners have approved a pounds 7 million health centre following an application submitted by the Sandwell Local Improvement Finance Trust Company.
Liverpool primary care trust chairman Gideon Ben-Tovim said: "This building will be a tremendous boost to the provision of health services for the people of Liverpool." The centre, which will be between Bective Street and Webster Road, has been funded with the Local Improvement Finance Trust, a Government initiative.
It would be built as part of the NHS Lift (Local Improvement Finance Trust) scheme.
Local development company Sandwell Local Improvement Finance Trust Company (LIFT) will build and maintain the new building for Sandwell Primary Care Trust under a long term publicprivate partnership agreement.

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