Appointment of a Health Czar (1)

MQT on 2013-07-17
Session date: 
July 17, 2013
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Can the Mayor confirm his expectations of London's new Health Czar, given that the terms of appointment will have her work only 12 days until her contract is over?


Answer for Appointment of a Health Czar (1)

Answer for Appointment of a Health Czar (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Dame Ruth Carnall's extensive experience and knowledge of the health system in London means she can efficiently provide high level strategic guidance:

• to safeguard the pre-eminence of London's world-leading teaching hospitals; • to encourage & engage the NHS in the development of London's life sciences sector; • to explore the use of redundant NHS land holdings for housing, regeneration and other initiatives and to enable reinvestment into community health programmes and hospital re-configuration.