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.

The conference includes a keynote address from Sir Robert Naylor, Author, NHS Property and Estates Review, and will bring together policymakers from Parliament and Government with key stakeholders in the NHS and more widely.

Delegates will discuss plans to release surplus NHS land, in the context of goals in the NHS mandate for raising £2bn and freeing space for 26,000 new homes, and for ensuring every CCG has a planned estates strategy.

Further sessions examine priorities for investment in the estate to upgrade practice infrastructure and the potential impact of 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


Christian Dingwall

Partner, Hempsons

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

Senior speaker confirmed from the Health Estates and Facilities Management Association

Dr Sue O’Connell

Chief Executive Officer, Community Health Partnerships