NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has launched a new scheme to help commissioners cut the cost of empty space in their buildings. The new Vacant Space Handback Scheme comes in response to feedback from commissioners who want to reduce the cost of maintaining space that they decide is no longer needed.
The total amount and cost of vacant space in the NHS is hard to calculate, but costs are estimated to be in excess of £10million a year on the NHS Property Services estate alone. Although the costs are kept as low as possible, some costs are unavoidable due to rent, business rates and some service charges remain payable.
This webinar will be an opportunity to hear directly from NHSPS on how to apply for the scheme including identifying suitable space. This will be chaired by Julie Wood, chief executive, NHSCC, with contributions from: