NHS Long Term Plan implementation

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 13th September 2019.

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Photo of Onkar Sahota Onkar Sahota Labour

Following the publication of the implementation guide for the NHS Long Term Plan, what discussions have you had with Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) teams on their plans reducing health inequalities?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

I was pleased to see the commitment to tackling health inequalities in the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP) and have discussed this with the Regional Director for NHS London, Sir David Sloman. The impact on health inequalities is one of my six tests, which I will be applying to STP/ICS plans to deliver the NHS Long Term Plan in due course.

We continue to work closely with London STP leads, the regional NHS team and other health and care leaders to mobilise my London Health Inequalities Strategy. The GLA Health Team and my statutory health advisor (Dr Paul Plant) have been working closely with partners on this, informing and supporting pan-London workshops convened by NHS London, and by developing resources and providing advice to support STPs in the development of local LTPs and their health inequalities plans.