Rationing of Elective Surgery

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2598
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Have you made a recent assessment of the impact of rationing of elective surgery by the NHS on public health in London?

Answer

Answer for Rationing of Elective Surgery

Answer for Rationing of Elective Surgery

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As you know, I have no formal responsibilities for the provision of health services in the capital. It is the responsibility of the NHS to assess the impact of its policies on the health of the population and I expect these discussions to be based on clinical need.