A and E waiting times

MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What representations have you made about the under performance against Government waiting time targets for A and E departments in London?


Answer for A and E waiting times

Answer for A and E waiting times

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As you will be aware, my statutory duty is only around health inequalities in London and I have no direct responsibility for NHS services in the capital.

However, my health officers meet regularly with Anne Rainsberry, London Regional Director, NHS England to discuss a range of health issues, including the provision of, and access to, A&E and other forms of urgent care. I understand that NHS England (London) is supporting Clinical Commissioning Groups to establish urgent care boards comprising hospitals, community services and social care to recover A&E performance across London.

I also understand from NHSE (L) that NHS England is carrying out a national review of emergency and urgent care and that where performance is an issue individual hospital Trusts are working on action plans to improve the service both now and for the year ahead.

I will continue to follow this issue on behalf of Londoners.