What we do

NHS Property Services was set up by the Department of Health to manage that part of the primary care estate that did not transfer to providers following the Health and Social Care Act 2012. This amounts to around 10 per cent of the total NHS estate.

Launched in April 2013, the company is owned by the Secretary of State and in turn owns the legal title to some 3,500 assets, valued at around £3 billion. Most of our properties are used for patient care, such as health centres, GP surgeries and clinics.

NHS Property Services owns sites across England and is working to deliver real transformation for the health system. At a time of major change and increasing demand for the NHS, we are reducing costs, unlocking value and reinvesting directly in the future estate to improve frontline patient care.


We provide two main types of services to our NHS customers:

  1. Strategic estate and asset management – strategic planning of the estate, acting as a landlord, modernising facilities, buying new facilities and selling facilities that NHS commissioners decide they no longer need
  2. Dedicated provider of support and facilities services, such as health and safety, maintenance, electrical, cleaning and catering

More information on services.

Disposal of properties

One key part of the company’s role is the efficient management and disposal of properties which are no longer required by the NHS for the delivery of services, ensuring that best value is achieved for the NHS.