Publish date: 6 February 2023

New guidance on reducing health inequalities for NHS estates and facilities staff 

Taken as a whole, the NHS is one of the largest landowners in England. It has an opportunity to intentionally manage its land and buildings in a way that has a positive social, economic and environmental impact.  

NHS England has developed new practical information to help estates, facilities and other relevant colleagues to understand the role they can play in reducing health inequalities. The key ways have been summarised into 10 building blocks for building for health. Download the Building for health document at and watch a short film on one of the exemplar projects featured at