Number of GPs in London

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-07-23
Session date: 
July 23, 2014
Reference: 
2014/2843
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What influence do you have over the number of GPs and location of GPs' surgeries in London?  As part of your role in reducing health inequalities across London do you think you, or another body, should be taking a strategic overview of GP provision in London?

Answer

Answer for Number of GPs in London

Answer for Number of GPs in London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I do not have influence over the number of GPs and location of GPs' surgeries in London.  However through the London Health Board I have a role in supporting Londoners access to improvements in GPs across the capital, for example through the establishment of an improving primary care estates programme and supporting NHS England's programme to establish a set of development standards for London's General Practice.  In addition the London Health Commission is reviewing how health and healthcare can be improved for Londoners.  The Commission will report to me in the autumn.