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Mr. Henderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what work his Department is undertaking to enable NHS trusts to develop premises and sites which facilitate the provision of modern and accessible healthcare. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The Department recognises the important role, which facilities play in the delivery of modern high quality, accessible care, as envisioned by High Quality Care for All. To facilitate a streamlined and timely approach to facilities development, decision-making about the planning and development of all facilities is vested in local health organisations, who can consult and engage with their local communities on key issues to ensure that those facilities meet their specific needs.
At a national level, the Department develops and publishes a suite of best practice guidance on health care facilities, which are made available free of charge to the national health service. It has also developed a range of products and initiatives to support the NHS in the planning and construction of facilities.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to page 120 of the 2008 Pre-Budget Report, Cm 7484, what improvements in NHS estate utilisation are taking place; and what contribution he estimates each will make to efficiency savings in the next 12 months. 
Mr. Bradshaw: National health service organisations have devolved responsibility for the efficient utilisation of their assets including the estate. The Department has supported the efficient utilisation of assets by ensuring that NHS organisations disposing of surplus property retain the proceeds for reinvestment. The Department continues to work with the NHS to improve efficiency in all areas.
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