To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 24 February 2017 to Question 63652, if he will set out the timetable for the establishment of the new NHS property service organisation.
21 July 2017
Sir Robert Naylor’s review of the National Health Service estate recommended the establishment of a ‘powerful new NHS Property Board’. The Government is giving careful consideration to the Review’s recommendations, including the form and function of an NHS Property Board and the best way to support estates transformation by providing leadership, expertise and delivery support to the NHS and strengthening existing estates capabilities and skills. No timetable has been set out for the development of an NHS Property Board.
We have been prioritising action to build capability by enhancing the strategic estates support to help the NHS achieve the clinical transformation set out in the Five Year Forward View. A single, integrated team of Strategic Estates Advisors from NHS Property Services and Community Health Partnerships is providing immediate support to Sustainability and Transformation Plan areas with the development and implementation of their local estates strategies.