Kings Fund - 'Leading Health Care in London' (1)

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


Does the Mayor agree with the Kings Fund that the Government's reorganisation of the NHS in London has left it with a 'leadership vacuum' that threatens to seriously undermine patient care?


Answer for Kings Fund - 'Leading Health Care in London' (1)

Answer for Kings Fund - 'Leading Health Care in London' (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Victoria Borwick, my Deputy Mayor, attended the launch of the King's Fund report 'Leading health care in London' and we have read it with interest. She and officers will be meeting with the King's Fund to discuss the recommendations in more detail.

My understanding is that NHS reforms are designed to empower clinicians to lead commissioning of services as they have the best understanding of their patients' needs.