Cross-borough provision of health-care facilities

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-07-23
Session date: 
July 23, 2014
Reference: 
2014/2844
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

As part of your duty to promote the reduction of health inequalities across London, are you confident that individual London boroughs are able to ensure adequate healthcare facilities are provided to support new housing developments, or do you think that some strategic body should take a London-wide overview?  Who is responsible for co-ordinating adequate local and cross-borough provision of health facilities with new residential or work-place developments?

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Answer for Cross-borough provision of health-care facilities
Cross-borough provision of health-care facilities

Cross-borough provision of health-care facilities

Answered By: 
The Mayor

NHS England, working with Clinical Commissioning Groups, is responsible for commissioning healthcare facilities within London boroughs. Each borough has a Health and Wellbeing Board where key stakeholders sit to agree a local approach for health and care services.

The responsibility for ensuring appropriate health care facilities to support housing development rests with the relevant local planning authorities , underpinned by the strategic policies in the London Plan .

This answer was received on 10/04/16.