This document sets out the government’s response to Sir Robert Naylor’s review of NHS property and estates, published in March 2017.
The actions outlined will drive transformation of the NHS estate and help the NHS to deliver the Five Year Forward View. They combine targeted investment with clear leadership on estates matters from a new NHS property board and a strategic estates planning team to provide on-the-ground support for sustainability and transformation plans.
The Naylor review was a landmark report, highlighting the challenge of making sure the NHS has the buildings and equipment it needs, but also the scale of the opportunity that the NHS estate offers to generate money to reinvest in patient care. The government’s response capitalises on those opportunities.