Some NHS Trusts are still not aware that they can reclaim overage currently payable to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) on the disposal of old PCT properties.
The Government has recently responded to many NHS Trusts' frustrations of being unable to retain and re-use the full sale proceeds arising from the disposal of ex PCT properties.
Therefore if your Trust is planning to dispose of any ex-PCT properties, be sure to seek early approval from DHSC that any overage can be reclaimed and used for other Trust premises investments.
The below e-alert provides a useful summary of the key points arising from the Government's response to the Naylor review.
NHS Providers will no longer have to pay 50% of any sale profits from the disposal of the primary care estate back to the Department of Health and Social Care (“DH”). The DH can now retain the sum to fund STP capital priorities.