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HR metrics research

The LGA and CIPD are working in partnership to create an evidence base for a core set of metrics for measuring people management in local government.


When considering the future development options for a surplus site, estate owners are encouraged to engage early with their local planning authority (LPA). This should link in to, and align with, existing dialogue with the LPA at a sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) level.

Legal implementation

Ensuring that Homes for NHS Staff is an explicit core objective from the outset greatly increases the likelihood of successful delivery of the Homes for NHS Staff policy.

Practical implementation

Disposing of land in a way that best ensures the creation of Homes for NHS Staff will require the creation of a skilled, multidisciplinary team of consultants and/or professional advisors. No matter the discipline, there are some key points to bear in mind when making appointments.

Homes for NHS staff toolkit

This toolkit is intended as a guide for NHS Trusts, Foundation Trusts and other owners of NHS estate that have identified surplus land and are considering disposing of this land for residential development.

Understanding demand

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced in October 2017 that NHS staff would be offered first refusal on affordable homes built on surplus land disposed of by NHS estate owners, with an ambition to benefit up to 3,000 staff.

Project feasibility

When a site has been identified as surplus and estate owners have considered their objectives, including whether Homes for NHS Staff should be provided, it may be appropriate to commission an options appraisal.


OPE is supporting MHCLG and Homes England in promoting and sharing good practice around off-site housing and Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).