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Lessons from the last hospital building programme, and recommendations for the next

Briefing 16/07/2020

As lockdown restrictions are eased, attention is turning to economic recovery and the government’s manifesto commitment to build 40 new hospitals. A new discussion paper by Nigel Edwards assesses what might be learned from the last time a British government committed to a major hospital building s...

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Developing robust estates strategies: Challenges and opportunities

Report 19/06/2018Helen Buckingham | Sarah Harvey | Laurie McMahon

A report based on our learning from the past year on developing effective estates strategies in the NHS – including practical suggestions for national bodies, local systems and third party advisors.

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Building for the future: putting people at the heart of estates plans

Blog post 19/06/2018Helen Buckingham

As we publish our new report, Helen Buckingham looks at some of the main challenges and opportunities around developing robust estates strategies – and issues a reminder that they must revolve around people.

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NHS estates: viewpoints

Briefing 11/01/2018

A number of people from within and outside the Nuffield Trust consider the subject of NHS estates and give us their thoughts.

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Restate: achieving fast and effective strategic estates development


The Nuffield Trust, in partnership with the Realisation Collaborative, is bringing together a selection of place-based teams (PBTs) to create robust, fundable and implementable place-based estates strategies.

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Capital planning and property in the NHS: lost opportunities

Blog post 27/10/2017Nigel Edwards

Long read: Nigel Edwards explores why investment in and reform of NHS property requires more expertise within the NHS. It is the first in a series of pieces about the NHS estate, running alongside our Restate programme of work over the coming months.

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Right care, right place: why NHS estates matter

Blog post 28/07/2017Helen Buckingham

Helen Buckingham takes a measured approach to NHS estates, and explains why the NHS finds it such a difficult issue. She looks at the importance of getting it right for patient care, the potential for developing smart local solutions, and invites others to be involved in our work on it.

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