Health leaders in London have called for radical and urgent change in the NHS given the capital’s growing and ageing population, higher than ever patient expectations and zero financial growth.
The new report, London: a Call to Action (published by NHS England), notes that life expectancy in London has risen by 5.2 years since 1990 – a year longer than the national average – but there are stark variations in life expectancy between boroughs. read
The Mayor has published his Revised Early Minor Alterations to the London Plan this month.
These Alterations, first published for public consultation in February 2012, deal with changes to Government policy and other developments (such as publication of the Localism Act and the National Planning Policy Framework) that happened too late to be taken into account in the London Plan published on 22 July 2011. read
NHS England has today published its Business Case Approvals Process for Capital Investment, Property, Equipment and ICT guidance.
The document sets out the guiding principles, rules of delegation and underpinning processes which NHS England will apply where approval/authority is to be sought: read
NHS England has launched a consultation exercise to help shape the future of general practice services in England. The main purpose of this particular ‘call to action’ (which forms part of the wider ‘call to action’ that NHS England launched on 11 July 2013) is to stimulate debate in local communities as to how best to develop general practice services. read
Prompted by the Government’s proposals for a new High Speed 2 (HS2) and Crossrail station at Old Oak by 2026, the Mayor, Transport for London and the London Boroughs of Brent, Ealing and Hammersmith & Fulham are consulting on a new vision for the area which forms part of the wider Park Royal Opportunity Area straddling the three Boroughs.
The closing date for responses to the consultation is Friday 6 September. read
This month sees the publication of a new vision for London by the Mayor. 2020 Vision – the Greatest City on Earth – Ambitions for London sets out the Mayor’s ambition to make London the best place to work, live, play, study, invest, and do business, with creating the conditions for jobs and economic growth being the key focus. read