The efficient management of healthcare estates and facilities

The Department of Health have published two documents (Parts A and B) that provide guidance for NHS trusts, foundation trusts and other NHS organisations on achieving efficiency savings and reducing costs in NHS estates.

Part A outlines how efficiencies in the running of land and property can be achieved.

Part B provides more detailed advice about the active management of land and buildings used for healthcare services. It includes advice on:

  • general management of property including commercial opportunities for the benefit of patients, visitors and staff, and town planning
  • the selling of surplus property and where required the buying of additional property, including for residential purposes