The first in this series of three webinars on healthcare property asked how service transformation, especially digitisation, is impacting healthcare estates. The answer is: radically, with major changes to estate requirements underway, planned or desired. But how is all that reconfiguration, renovation, and development to be funded?
It is three years since Sir Robert Naylor’s review for the Secretary of State for Health, titled “NHS Property and Estates: why estate matters to patients”. Sir Robert set out to create an estate strategy to support a health service that is responding to – and planning for – rapid and dramatic socio-economic, healthcare and technology changes. He estimated capital requirements at about £10bn, with a conservative estimate of backlog maintenance at £5bn and a similar sum required to deliver the NHS’ forward plan. He saw that money coming from property disposals, private capital (for primary care) and from HM Treasury.
Three years on, this webinar will ask: how have events since 2017 – and current circumstances in particular – affected the review’s conclusions? Are the broad ambitions of the review still relevant? Are the funding sources identified sufficient and accessible? What options are available? Where are Trusts and ICS’ actively transforming estates and what models are they using? And if healthcare estates are to produce massive capital outputs, how can local authorities play a part – and benefit?
• Sir Robert Naylor, author, “NHS Property and Estates: why estate matters to patients”
• James Dunmore, Head of Business Development, Assura PLC
• Peter Ward, Director of Real Estate Development, King’s College London Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
• Jenny Coombs, Programme Director Health & Social Care, Local Partnerships
• Eugene Prinsloo, Developments Director, Community Health Partnerships
• Toby Fox, chair