New or re-designed services need to align with your trusts strategic planning process. Business cases will have a greater chance of success if they align with key strategic objectives. It is also important to consider how new services will work with, and enhance the impact of, existing services.
Public Health Teams are well placed in inform your business cases. It is important to engage them early to ensure what you are planning fits with past, current and future initiatives.
The CCG health and wellbeing boards can also help you understand the current landscape, particularly in community care, and how planned services can best compliment and align with each other.
Once you have decided how your physical activity service can meet Trust aims and objectives, it can be useful to articulate what you plan to do and what you need to make it happen. An example from the Active Hospitals pilot site is available to download.