Kings Fund - 'Leading Health Care in London' (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-07-17
Session date: 
July 17, 2013
Reference: 
2013/2653
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Does the Mayor agree that the Government reforms to the NHS in London has been detrimental to health services in London, leaving it without the leadership it needs?

Answer

Answer for Kings Fund - 'Leading Health Care in London' (2)

Answer for Kings Fund - 'Leading Health Care in London' (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I recognise that the NHS has been through a major change since 1 April this year. We now have the London Office of NHS England.

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

The London Health Board aims to provide a pan-London leadership role where the key leaders from across health and social care in the capital convene to discuss important issues for the benefit of Londoners.