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The role of the NHS in building healthier communities

Anchor institutions are large, public sector organisations that are unlikely to relocate and have a significant stake in a geographical area.

The size, scale and reach of the NHS means it influences the health and wellbeing of communities simply by being there. This report from the Health Foundation identifies five ways in which NHS organisations act as anchor institutions to exert its influence on the health and wellbeing of communities.