Fire and Ambulance Services (4)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1313
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What ambitions does the Mayor have to bring the London Ambulance Service under his control following papers presented to LFEPA in January 2012?

Answer

Answer for Fire and Ambulance Services (4)

Answer for Fire and Ambulance Services (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Ambulance Service (LAS) is an integral part of the NHS. London's emergency services already work closely together to help to ensure Londoners receive a high quality, co-ordinated, cost-efficient service when they need it. This joint working is facilitated in a number of ways including through quarterly meetings between the fire, police and ambulance services and through the London Resilience Forum. My expectation is that this collaborative working will continue.