Strategic estates planning

Making the most of NHS buildings and land

Strategic estates planning leafletWe are playing a vital role in helping the NHS make the most of its property.

A key part of NHS England’s Five Year Forward View is to make the estate more efficient to save money, free-up resources and provide buildings suitable for new ways of delivering healthcare.

Our Property Strategy team has been supporting Clinical Commissioning Groups and Sustainability and Transformation Plan groups to look at ways of better using the local health and public estate.

Strategic estates planning helps the NHS plan for the future and use the existing estate more effectively. The process can benefit patients and the NHS by:

  • Reducing running and holding costs
  • Reconfiguring the estate to better meet commissioning needs
  • Sharing property (particularly with social care and the wider public sector)
  • Identifying property that is no longer needed, leading to sale receipts for reinvestment
  • Ensuring money for improvements is invested in the right place at the right time.

We work closely with the Department of Health’s other property company, Community Health Partnerships to provide expertise to local health systems on behalf of NHS England and the Department of Health.

Five year forward viewThe advice we provide is:

  • Independent
  • In the interests of the local healthcare system as a whole
  • Tailored to meet local needs.

We also help commissioners deliver their strategic estate plans so they realise tangible benefits from the process and we support the NHS by seeking sources of funding for projects.

Find out more

Download our leaflet, produced jointly with CHP, which also contains a number of case studies:

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Get in touch

Contact Julie Whetton, Head of Property Strategy, 07872 828509.