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Meeting with Sir David Sloman

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 4th November 2019.

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Photo of Onkar Sahota Onkar Sahota Labour

In your July 2019 report, you said you met Sir David Sloman and raised with him a number of concerns about NHS performance. What were these concerns, and what did Sir David report the NHS was doing to address each one?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

At our last meeting the most recent NHS London statistics had only just been released, and so Sir David was able to give me a verbal update. We spoke about the underperformance of the NHS against A&E waiting targets, noting that this is also an issue nationally. We also discussed the variance in waiting time standards between different trusts in London.

Sir David was able to inform me that they have a number of established transformations workstreams looking at these issues in detail across the capital. I was given an assurance that the NHS in London continues to offer improvement support, via a specialist team and Healthy London Partnership, to all organisations on an individual needs basis.

I will continue to raise performance and challenge the NHS on improvement at future meetings.