Health and health care in London

This project has been completed

The King's Fund has a long history of supporting the development of health care in London, dating back to our roots working with the capital's voluntary hospitals. More recently, we have published a number of reports on health care in London and continue to maintain a strong interest in its health system.

Leading health care in London: Time for a radical response

The recent NHS re-organisation and the abolition of strategic health authorities and primary care trusts have resulted in an absence of health system leadership in London. Our report argues that the new NHS structures are unlikely to provide the leadership needed to meet the challenges ahead.

Improving health and health care in London

Who will take the lead in improving health and health care in London? Our 2011 report suggests there needs to be much greater clarity of roles and responsibilities within the reformed structure, following the abolition of London's strategic health authorities by April 2013.

General practice in London: supporting improvements in quality

An independent report, commissioned by NHS London, to provide fresh analysis of the demographic and socio-economic challenges facing general practice in London.

What are the prospects for service change?

At the first in our series of breakfast events on the pressures facing providers, we heard from Chris Ham, David Fish and Anne Rainsberry on the prospects for service change in London.

Progressing health care in London

This conference looked at the role of NHS London and how health care in London will be provided in the future. Delegates heard from Ruth Carnall, Anne Rainsberry, Tony Rudd and Simon Tanner.

Blogs on London health care

Chris Ham: A radically different approach is needed to improve London's NHS

Patrick Hall

The financial and service challenges facing the NHS in London will not be met by the new NHS organisations established in April. This is the stark conclusion of our updated analysis of health care in London.

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Chris Ham: First do no harm: lessons from service reconfiguration in London

Patrick Hall

What can we learn from service redesign in London? Chris Ham explores the themes from our conference on progressing health care in the capital.

Read Chris Ham's blog

Claire Perry: London health care: perspectives from the board

Claire Perry

Visiting Fellow, Claire Perry, reflects on the challenges and opportunities of managing a health care trust in London.

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Candace Imison: NHS merger decisions: what's the evidence?

Candace Imison

With the full business case for the merger of Barts and the London NHS Trust, Newham University Hospital NHS Trust and Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust approved, Candace Imison assesses what evidence is needed for NHS merger decisions.

Read Candace Imison's blog