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Dr. Jacques Mizan, MSc. MRCGP DRCOG

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Dr. Mizan is a practicing GP in inner-city London and Honorary Research Fellow at the Department of General Practice and Primary Care, Kings' College London. He is Clinical Lead for Hounslow PCT and member of the Hounslow PCT Practice based commissioning Task Group. His design work has led to his appointment as the Royal College of General Practitioners' representative on the NHS Estates Health Building Notes Working Group, GP Design Champion for Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham PCT's. Fellow of the Leadership council of The Caritas Project (www.thecaritasproject.info) and Founder/Director of The Space Works (www.the-space-works.org), a not for profit agency whose sole objective is to drive innovation in community healthcare environments.

The motivation for his work comes from his extensive and diverse experience in clinical practice - having worked in a variety of health settings, both primary and secondary, urban and rural, UK and internationally - as well as his own research informing the growing evidence base around optimally designed environments. Current opinion on design of healthcare facilities is limited by the fact that it is supported almost exclusively by hospital - based research. It might well be that in the hospital setting supportive environments improve healthcare outcomes, performance and efficiency of service providers, job satisfaction, recruitment and retention of healthcare professionals: the case for primary and community care facilities remains unproven. Indeed, the optimal form and function of community facilities is as yet unclear.

Dr. Mizan's work to date, supported through numerous grants (EPSRC "Designing for the 21st Century", NHS Pathfinder Research Awards, London Centre for Arts and Cultural Enterprise Award) has gone some way to delivering a robust evidence base to inform primary and community based facility design. Future projects will build on this through further research, extensive community engagement and novel cross-disciplinary partnerships, training and education. Through such work, the design and delivery of systemic, sustainable and life enhancing facilities for all, might become a reality.






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