Health Devolution (1)

MQT on 2016-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2016
Question By: 
Shaun Bailey
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Regarding the health devolution pilots in London, in your opinion, which body do you see having the ultimate accountability for each pilot's performance?


Answer for Health Devolution (1)

Answer for Health Devolution (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Over the last year since the first Health and Care Devolution Agreement, the pilots have been developing business cases to test which powers, resources and decision-making would be needed to improve the health of Londoners. In this testing phase the pilots are developing their proposals through locally-determined governance arrangements. The overall accountability for the devolution programme sits with the Devolution Programme Board, chaired by the local authority chief executive lead for health, with political oversight through the London Health Board. As powers are secured, the local governance arrangements determined by the pilots would evolve to ensure that the form of governance meets the functional needs of devolution. There are no proposed changes to statutory accountabilities of the health and care organisations involved in the pilots.