Out-of-hours Cuts

MQT on 2015-10-21
Session date: 
October 21, 2015
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Given the ongoing concerns over access to primary care services, is the Mayor concerned by reports that of the 18 pilot schemes funded by the government's Challenge Fund, eight have now been cut or discontinued, including the project in North West London. Will he further confirm what progress he is making towards achieving the recommendations of his London Health Commission report that seek to improve access to GP services? 


Answer for Out-of-hours Cuts

Answer for Out-of-hours Cuts

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I understand from NHS England that all the Challenge Fund first wave pilots, including North West London remain operational

I am assured by NHS England (London) and London's clinical commissioning groups that good progress is being made within the Healthy London Partnership towards delivering the London Health Commission recommendations regarding access to GP services.