This conference was a timely opportunity to discuss the key issues for optimising the NHS estate.
It took place in the context of the policy focus by the new government on investment in the NHS, including:
- Pledges to build 40 more hospitals;
- The Health Infrastructure Plan: a new, strategic approach to improving our hospitals and health infrastructure, which announced an additional investment of £2.8bn capital funding for hospital infrastructure and committed to a multi-year settlement for DHSC at the next capital review; as well as
- Sir Robert Naylor’s review into NHS property and estates: why the estate matters for patients and the government’s response.
There were keynote contributions from Sir Robert Naylor, Author, NHS Property and Estates Review; Dr Sue O’Connell, Chief Executive, Community Health Partnerships and John Westwood, Director of Asset Management, NHS Property Services.
Further speakers included: Robert White, Health Value for Money Audit, National Audit Office; Claudia Martinez, Reform; Patrick Lowther, Assura; Wayne Ashton, Eric Wright Group; James Atkins, Bevan Brittan; John Cooper, John Cooper Architecture; Kerry Harding, Mid & South Essex CCGs and Simon Lovegrove, M Health.
The chairs were Karin Smyth MP and Ellen Vernon, Programme Director, One Public Estate, Local Government Association.
- Key issues and progress since the Review;
- The future for public-private partnerships;
- Optimising the NHS estate: improving utilisation, development, and disposals;
- Next steps for policy;
- Funding the estate - property disposals, the role of private finance, and the impact of additional government funding; and
- Planning and delivering infrastructure developments - regional variation, utilising technology, and estate strategies.
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