STRUCTURE: The south London trust will take over eight properties from the south east London cluster of primary care trusts under the Transforming Communtiy Services framework.

A report to the trust’s FT development board said: “Following protracted discussions over recent weeks, the cluster has now agreed with the trust’s position that all eight properties in Lewisham should be transferred to LHT.

“The board has agreed that properties should transfer, subject to appropriate due diligence confirming that transfer is in the trust’s interest and this view has been made clear in the CEO letter to the cluster finance director.”

The report said the cluster had advised that the “transfer will not happen until the 2012 Health Bill goes onto the statute book.”

LHT intends to get its FT application into the Department of Health in April.