NHS: Land

Department of Health written question – answered on 3rd April 2017.

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Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers Conservative, Chipping Barnet

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to ensure that the proceeds of any land sale by the NHS are subsequently used in the local NHS in that area.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Minister of State, Department of Health

It is the Department’s policy that, where land or buildings are owned by a hospital provider trust (both National Health Service trusts and NHS foundation trusts), the full capital receipt is retained by that organisation to reinvest in the NHS in that local area.

Proceeds from the sale of properties owned by NHS Property Services are pooled nationally and investments directed to where it is most needed by patients.

Reinvestment decisions will be subject to business case approvals and due process. Further information is available at:

https://improvement.nhs.uk/resources/capital-regime-investment-and-property-business-case-approval-guidance-nhs-trusts-and-foundation-trusts/

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