The guidance published does not cover existing arrangements, but provides guidance on accounting implications of the transfers of primary care trust (PCT) estate taking place upon PCT abolition.
Subject to the passage of the Health and Social Care Bill through Parliament. PCTs will be abolished in April 2013, requiring the development of new policies in respect of the PCT estate.
Read PCT Estate Guidance on accounting for estate transfers.
The Department announced on 4 August 2011, that aspirant community foundation trusts, other NHS trusts, and foundation trusts are to be given the opportunity to acquire part(s) of the PCT estate deemed ‘service critical clinical infrastructure’. The relevant guidance, ‘PCT Estate: future ownership and management of estate in the ownership of Primary Care Trusts in England’, is available on the DH website.