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NHS Property Services

Question for Department of Health

UIN 115841, tabled on 27 November 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2017 to Question 108609, when the shareholder's high level objectives for NHS Property Services were agreed; and what consultation process was undertaken before that agreement was reached.

Answered on

5 December 2017

The high level objectives for NHS Property Services Ltd can be broadly summarised as:

- The provision of a high quality property service and the achievement of significant efficiency savings; and

- Timely and value for money disposals of assets declared surplus by the National Health Service to release capital for investment for the benefit of frontline NHS services.

These were arrived at with reference to its function as a publicly owned national provider of property to accommodate NHS services.

Additionally, every year these high-level objectives are converted into agreed operating targets for the Company based on the Company’s aggregations of local needs and opportunities. It is also based on a national level assessment as to for example, the required level of cash released from property sales to fund maintenance and improvement of properties.