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Sixty seconds on . . . NHS Property Services

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 04 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4561

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  1. Gareth Iacobucci
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Aren’t they the NHS landlords?

Yes, indeed. In April 2013 the Department of Health for England decided to set up a limited company to take on the ownership and management of roughly 3600 NHS buildings and facilities across the country, after the strategic health authorities and primary care trusts were abolished. Its portfolio includes around 1200 general practices, about 15% of the general practice estate.

Why is it a limited company?

It’s a fair question, and one that our good friends at the …

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