Public Consultation on an NHS Rehabilitation Centre


Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG has launched an eight-week consultation on the opportunity presented to open an NHS Rehabilitation Centre in the East Midlands.


Currently, specialist rehabilitation services are delivered from hospitals across the region, with neurological rehabilitation provided at Linden Lodge at the City Hospital in Nottingham.

Central Government has provided £70m to build an NHS Rehabilitation Centre (NHSRC) for NHS inpatients on the same site as the Defence and Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Stanford Hall Rehabilitation Estate, near Loughborough.

A new centre will increase bed capacity in the region and provide NHS patients with access to a skilled team of experts working in a purpose-built facility with access to the latest technology and equipment – all under one roof.

Patients would continue to access outpatient appointments and rehabilitation services in local hospitals throughout the East Midlands.

To take forward this opportunity we would need to transfer existing inpatient rehabilitation services in Nottingham to the new purpose-built facility.

We believe that this will:

  • Create a high-quality centre of rehabilitation excellence
  • Contribute to a deficit in rehabilitation capacity
  • Improve access to services
  • Improve outcomes and the patient experience through a new clinical model
  • Enable us to respond to changes in future service needs and models
  • Reduce pressures on the acute bed base.

The NHSRC would provide high-quality care, underpinned by leading expertise and best practice, in one of the best facilities in the NHS.

There is a significant opportunity to improve lives, develop leading expertise in rehabilitation and, at the same time, use NHS resources more efficiently.

The consultation will run from 27 July to 18 September 2020

Provide your feedback by completing our online survey.

Download a copy of the public consultation document here.

Frequently asked questions

Join an online consultation event

Citizens will have their opportunity to have their say and put their questions at a series of virtual engagement events. Sign up now.
All events will be held on MS Teams, which is free to use and available to anyone with a device connected to the internet. Instructions on how to join the event will be provided once you register.

Engagement eventsDatesTimesRegister to attend
1.Tuesday 4 August 20203.00-4.00http://NHSrehabcentre.eventbrite.com
2.Monday 10 August 20202.30-3.30http://NHSrehabcentre.eventbrite.com
3.Wednesday 19 August 20206.00-7.00http://NHSrehabcentre.eventbrite.com
Focus groupsMonday 24 August and Tuesday 1 SeptemberTo be confirmedContact us at: NECSU.engagement@nhs.net

This consultation, which is being run by NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group, will run from Monday 27 July through to Friday 18 September 2020.

Join our focus groups

If you have a specific interest in healthcare or have experience of rehabilitative services as a patient why not join one of our focus groups to look at the opportunity in detail. Find out more by contacting us at the contact details below.

Focus groups will take place on Monday 24 August and Tuesday 1 September.

Get in touch

To request a copy of the consultation on the future of specialised rehabilitation services in the East Midlands, please email NECSU.engagement@nhs.net or call 0115 906 8846.

Documents can be made available in large print and other formats and languages on request.

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