4907 - NHS: Buildings (Answered)

Rosie Cooper
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the performance of NHS Property Services in maintaining the upkeep of NHS buildings for which it is responsible.

George Freeman

NHS Property Services has had a capital programme for each of the three years since it became operational in 2013. The programme has two main streams – ‘customer’ capital which covers capital for new development and ‘Landlord’ capital which provides for maintenance of existing portfolio. The company has prioritised essential repairs, in particular those relating to Health and Safety issues, in this part of the programme.

In addition, the company is producing Schedules of Condition for each occupation in the estate, as part of a lease regularisation programme.

The Department monitors the capital and lease regularisation programmes through the company’s Audit Committee, the Asset and Investment Committee and a Department of Health Performance Oversight Group.