Search

Bexley health group praises ‘landmark’ NHS devolution to provide better quality care

PUBLISHED: 12:01 17 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:01 17 November 2017

NHS Bexley CCG has praised the new deal, giving London greater powers to invest money from sold off NHS land

NHS Bexley CCG has praised the new deal, giving London greater powers to invest money from sold off NHS land

This content is subject to copyright.

The deal has received widespread backing

A ‘landmark’ deal expected to improve health and care services in Bexley has been signed by mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

The deal will see greater powers devolved to London, allowing clinical commissioning groups to invest in preventative services from money raised by selling off unused or derelict NHS land.

Giving his backing, health secretary Jeremy Hunt, said the agreement “will put local people in the driving seat”.

Support has come from more than 100 partners.

Dr Nikita Kanani, chief clinical officer of NHS Bexley CCG said: “Devolved arrangements for London will help us to make decisions that deliver high-quality care that is responsive to the unique needs of local people.

“This is a principle that we have already adopted in Bexley as we develop local care networks, and care pathways that deliver better and more seamless services, as conveniently as possible for the residents in Bexley.”

Senior NHS bosses have said the move will be able to unlock funds which can be pumped back into local services.

The option to sell of unused land comes after a report discovered 13 per cent of NHS properties in London need rebuilding, while 51 per cent require refurbishment.

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I’ve long argued that London needs greater control over the services that will help improve life in our city. It is vital that the capital has the powers to plan and coordinate health services that meet the needs of local communities and ensure Londoners have proper access to them.

“Today is a really important step in the right direction in our journey to becoming the world’s healthiest city and an unprecedented level of partnership working, with more than 100 organisations, has made this all possible.”

Health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said: “This agreement will put local people in the driving seat about the health and care they receive in the capital and means that Londoners will have more of say on how their health care needs are met now and in the future.

“I know there is a huge amount of good practice and innovation in London’s health and care services, and this is will help them to go further and faster in improving patient care.”

Latest Bexley news

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Centuries from Dominic Sibley and Will Rhodes left Warwickshire strongly-placed against Kent in the Specsavers County Championship Division Two title-showdown at Edgbaston.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Kent head coach Matt Walker was disappointed to see his side outplayed by County Championship Division Two title rivals Warwickshire on day one of their match at Edgbaston.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

A man from Bexley who was in a band in the 1960s last month had his dream come true when his former band members reunited to play at a charity dance.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Warwickshire took huge strides towards the Specsavers County Championship Division Two title by totally dominating the opening day against rivals Kent at Edgbaston.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Officers are appealing for information following an assault in Albany Park station.

Monday, September 24, 2018

The most popular names given to baby boys and girls last year in East London suggests that where you live could influence what name you choose for your child.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Bexleyheath based big cat keeper and author, Martin Hill, has released another picture book about the relationship between three young big cats.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Kent travel to Birmingham for their Specsavers County Championship Division Two title showdown with Warwickshire starting on Monday.

Most read news

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Bexley Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Bexley Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24