To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2017 to Question 108609, whether the consideration of the shareholder's high level objectives for NHS Property Services took into account the development of sustainability and transformation partnerships.
5 December 2017
NHS Property Services Ltd is a Company serving all of England, with in total over 3,000 properties.
Objectives and targets are set for the Company by the Department with reference to the national scale of its portfolio and functions, however the Company cannot achieve its national objectives without delivering effectively in the localities where its buildings are situated. It is local National Health Service budgets that ultimately fund the costs of the properties and services provided by NHS Property Services.
Local NHS organisations are responsible for the production of sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs), not NHS Property Services, however NHS Property Services’ teams will support the delivery of STPs where there is an estate-related requirement, and of course as long as any additional costs can be funded.