NHS Leaders have today launched a five year plan to transform cancer services to meet the soaring numbers of Londoners surviving cancer. Whilst cancer is still the biggest cause of premature death, the number of people living with and beyond cancer is set to rise to 400,000 by 2030. Every hour three more Londoners are diagnosed […]
14 October 2013 The first of the London Health and Care Leaders Forum took place on Monday 14 October 2013 and was hosted by KPMG. The London – A Call to Action was launched at the Forum describing some of the major challenges facing London including the growing and ageing population, higher than ever patient […]
NHS leaders in London have announced the first step in a radical transformation of GP services in London. General Practice – A Call to Action, which is published today (Thursday 28 November 2013), was produced in partnership with some of London’s leading doctors. The aspiration is to transform GP services so they are more convenient, […]
NHS England, together with local clinical commissioning groups, is currently considering changing the way some specialised cancer and cardiovascular services are delivered in north and east London and west Essex. Cancer and cardiovascular disease cause two-thirds of early deaths in London. If we were to improve local survival rates for heart disease and all cancers […]
London’s hospitals have been asked to measure themselves against a set of ‘quality standards’ in a fresh drive to improve the safety of acute emergency and maternity services. London’s Quality Standards – developed by clinicians across the capital – are designed to address variations in the quality of patient outcomes between weekdays and weekends and […]
More than 1,000 extra lives could be saved in London every year, if care for patients with cancer and heart disease is more joined-up and new ‘super centres’ within a network of services across north and east London are approved. The case for change, put forward by cancer and heart disease doctors and nurses, could […]
A changing population and old ways of providing care are creating a £4bn funding gap A growing and ageing population, higher than ever patient expectations and zero financial growth means the NHS needs radical reform if it is to avoid a £4 billion funding gap by 2020, Dr Anne Rainsberry, regional director for NHS England […]
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