Westminster Health Forum

The future for NHS estates: funding, property disposals and delivering infrastructure developments

TO BE PUBLISHED February 2020

This seminar will be a timely opportunity to discuss the next steps for NHS estates.

It follows the Prime Minister’s announcement of £1.8bn additional funding for NHS infrastructure projects.

Funding the estate

Delegates will assess priorities for utilising additional government funding for improving NHS infrastructure - including for the selected 20 hospital projects across the country, which will share £850m for infrastructure upgrades and the next steps for developing the long term capital funding plan which is being sought by some in the sector.

The seminar will follow the upcoming Spending Round and comes as the NAO launches an inquiry into capital expenditure in the NHS, with the full report later this year expected to address the capital funding process.

The agenda includes discussion on further options for funding the estate - such as the impact of private finance, the role of public-private partnerships and the progress of disposing of surplus NHS land.

Policy landscape

Attendees will assess the progress made since Sir Robert Naylor’s review into NHS property and estates: why the estate matters for patients and the Government’s response - including targets to dispose of surplus NHS land, develop strategic estate plans and support local transformation.

They will also discuss the way forward for the management of NHS estates, in light of the Investigation into NHS Property Services Limited inquiry by the Public Accounts Committee, which will look into improving the management of NHS tenants.

Using NHS land efficiently

Delegates will also consider strategies for the efficient management of the NHS estate and the priorities for planning and design - including the effective use of NHS land, adapting to regional variation and the role of technology in estate management.

Further sessions will look at the impact of the Homes for NHS Staff government policy, which aims to give NHS staff first refusal on affordable homes built using funding from surplus NHS land - as well as the next steps for collaborations between local planning authorities and NHS organisations.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Health Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates