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Lochaber Redesign Initial Agreement (IA)


NHS Highland





B+A were asked by NHS Highland and Hub North to support the development of an Initial agreement (IA) for investment in health and social care in Lochaber, in a new Rural General Hospital. Work focussed on development of the strategic case and key elements of the economic case, in alignment with SCIM guidelines, for submission to the Scottish Capital Investment Group.

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Elements of the approach

A combination of 1 to 1 meetings, stakeholder workshops and site visits enabled the approach. Workshops involved clinical and operational staff, and key outputs were shared with public representatives to ensure a broad range of views were gathered.


Developing the RGH Clinical model

A clearly defined RGH service model was agreed by key stakeholders

A compelling strategic case

A structured and well developed business case which

articulated a compelling case for investment

Comprehensive stakeholder engagement

Involving a wide range of stakeholders including staff, members of the public and a range of delivery partners

What key stakeholders have to say...

”Buchan Associates were an integral part of the team involved in delivery of an Initial Agreement for Lochaber, providing professional expert knowledge and facilitation of various workshops to ensure we could articulate a clear Strategic Case to Scottish Government.”

Heather Cameron, senior Project Manager, Capital Planning, NHS Highland

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