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Letters Plans to sell off NHS land

NHS property should be left in the care of the NHS

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 27 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4920
  1. Jo Kirkpatrick, writer and editor
  1. London SE22 0DS, UK
  1. jokkpk{at}

The government is examining Naylor’s recommendation to raise money by selling properties that he calls “inefficiently used assets.” If these assets really are being used inefficiently, the NHS should find ways to use them efficiently instead of selling them to developers. I agree with Chand that services could be threatened and …

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