Healthcare Devolution

MQT on 2018-07-19
Session date: 
July 19, 2018
Question By: 
Leonie Cooper
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Could you please outline what learning has been achieved during the recent health care devolution pilot, trialling work between 5 Boroughs?


Answer for Healthcare Devolution

Answer for Healthcare Devolution

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The role of the five 'pilot' areas was to explore how devolution of specific decisions, powers and resources could support delivery of better health and care for Londoners. Their work focussed on health and care integration, estates, workforce and prevention.

These pilots included single boroughs (Haringey and Lewisham), collaborations across City and Hackney, and Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Red bridge, and a five boroughs collaboration across the NCL Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.

The learning from these pilots informed the content of the London Health and Care Devolution Memorandum of Understanding, signed in November last year.  This document contains commitments to devolution which we are now working to make a reality. For example, London will be given the ability to take more decisions around capital investment, through the London Estates Board.