Changes to the NHS in London

New Chief Executive, Ann Radmore is attending the London Assembly’s Health and Environment committee today (5 February) to discuss the NHS changes taking place in London.

Ann is one of the guests at the committee meeting and will be explaining how the Service will work with the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) to help implement proposals.

Ann said: “The forthcoming changes provide us with an opportunity to set how the health community within London works together at a pan-London level.”

The London Ambulance Service has already worked successfully to implement pan-London networks for stroke, trauma and heart attack patients.

Ann said: “Our crews already bypass A&E departments to take the most seriously ill and injured patients to specialist centres. We’ve been doing that for nearly three years and it’s led to better outcomes for patients.

“We’ll be working with the NHS CB on pan-London proposals to ensure we continue to provide safe and high quality care to our patients.

“Our commissioners recognise that we will need to receive additional investment to meet extra demand as a result of changes to local NHS services. We are working with them to get a better understanding of the increase we are seeing in overall demand and how we can work more efficiently and they can plan further investment.”

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