London Ambulance Service Forum

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Will the Mayor report on the steps he will take to persuade the Secretary of State for Health that London's only pan-London Patients' Forum (LAS Forum) will be maintained, supported and fully funded?


Answer for London Ambulance Service Forum

Answer for London Ambulance Service Forum

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I shall continue to raise with NHS and DH colleagues my concerns about ongoing changes to patient involvement structures and the limited resource committed to supporting them. I recognise that the LAS Forum deserves particular attention in these discussions due to both its London-wide remit and the pivotal role that LAS plays in the provision of emergency services in London. I will be meeting with officials from LAS in July and will consider this with them, as well as continuing to seek to influence those with responsibility for these structures.