The report examines how the NHS can make the best use of its estate to support NHS England’s Five Year Forward View.
It highlights the opportunities available to support sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) and optimise the use of NHS land and buildings.
The government is already acting on some of the recommendations by:
- creating a new NHS property body
- making a £325 million capital investment over the next 3 years to develop local STPs - as announced in this year’s Budget
- developing an incentive scheme to guarantee that proceeds of sales are available for reinvestment
The government will consider a further multi-year capital programme in the autumn.
The government welcomes the review and will consider the recommendations carefully and respond in due course.