Although as Mayor I have no power to direct the delivery of health services, I am committed to using my influence and role as a political leader to champion and challenge the NHS on behalf of all Londoners. As part of this role, I developed six tests to apply to all major health and care transformation and reconfiguration programmes.
These tests are designed to help me challenge the NHS to demonstrate that major changes are in the best interest of Londoners. The tests cover health inequalities and the prevention of ill health, hospital beds, financial investment and savings, social care impact, clinical support and patient and public engagement.
If the proposed changes to the Royal Brompton Hospital meet the criteria for my tests, then I will apply them, and I will only support the proposals if my tests are met.