NHS Property and Estates: Why the estate matters for patients

This independent report by Sir Robert Naylor for the Secretary of State for Health sets out how efficiently the NHS uses its land and property.

It recommends that urgent action should be taken by NHS Trust to accelerate the delivery of a large number of small scale and low risk developments to deliver housing, including negotiating affordable housing quotas.

It notes that the Department of Health has been set a target to release land to build 26,000 homes by 31 March 2020 and the NHS Property Board should produce improved guidance on estates planning and disposals for the NHS, covering the scope of estates planning, accessing private sector expertise, models for affordable housing for NHS staff and partnerships with both housing associations and developers.