On the day briefing: The government response to the Naylor review
The Naylor review was published in March 2017 and is an independent report that assesses the national estate strategy, local delivery of estate management, and capital requirements for the NHS estate.
This briefing covers:
- The Government’s response to the key recommendations of the review;
- Details of the new NHS national property board;
- Further information on the funding streams for STPs as well as local action that are now required;
- Our view of the Government’s response.
Key headlines include:
- The Naylor review made 17 recommendations for the Government, the vast majority of which the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has accepted in full, while two recommendations have been accepted in ‘principle’ and two have been accepted ‘in part’.
- The department has rejected the additional ‘2 for 1’ incentive offer in which public funds would have matched disposal receipts.
- A new NHS Property Board has been established, which incorporates rather than merges existing NHS property organisations. It is not arm’s length from the Department, and instead will be chaired by Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health Lord O’Shaughnessy, and will receive significant support from NHS Improvement (NHSI).
- NHS trusts (not FTs) will be allowed to apply to ‘bank’ land sales receipts with the Department, and draw these back (with interest) when needed to fund agreed STP health priorities.