Westminster Health Forum

The future for NHS estates: investment, optimisation and the Naylor Review

Morning, Tuesday, 27th February 2018

Central London


With Government considering the future of the NHS estate over the coming years - and the publication of the Naylor Review of the role of land and buildings in supporting transformation in the NHS - this timely seminar will assess priorities for policy going forward.

Delegates will discuss plans to release surplus NHS land in the context of goals in the NHS mandate for raising £2bn. They will also discuss strategies for freeing space for 26,000 new homes; the ‘Homes for Nurses’ scheme which will give 3,000 NHS workers first refusal on affordable housing generated through the sale of surplus NHS land, and for ensuring every CCG has a planned estates strategy.

Further sessions examine priorities for investment in the estate to upgrade practice infrastructure, in light of the announcement in the Autumn Budget of £3.5billion capital investment in estates transformation schemes, and the reported ‘primary care buildings pledge’ from a consortium of property investment companies, which would see an investment of £3.3bn to build 750 primary care centres in exchange for rent from the NHS of up to £200m-a-year.

The agenda also looks at the developing role of NHS England’s Estates and Technology Transformation Fund (ETTF).

Guest of Honour

Sir Robert Naylor

Author, NHS Property and Estates Review

Supported by

Guest of Honour

Sir Robert Naylor

Author, NHS Property and Estates Review

Keynote Speakers

Simon Corben

Director and Head of Profession, NHS Estates and Facilities, NHS Improvement

Helen Buckingham

Senior Fellow, Nuffield Trust


Lord Best

Vice-President, Local Government Association and Vice-President, Town and Country Planning Association

Karin Smyth MP


Mark Day

Chief Operating Officer, Community Health Partnerships

Neil McElduff

Managing Director, Beringar

Christian Dingwall

Partner, Hempsons

Jonathan Murphy

Chief Executive Officer, Assura

Senior speaker confirmed from the Healthy New Towns Programme, NHS England

Senior speaker confirmed from the Health Estates and Facilities Management Association