Notes to editors
- For more information or to request an interview with Chris Ham, please contact the Press and Public Affairs office at The King's Fund on 020 7307 2585 (if you are calling out of hours, please ring 07584 146035).
- Improving Health and Health Care in London: Who will take the lead? is published by The King's Fund on Tuesday, 13 December 2011.
- In December 2006, NHS London (London’s strategic health authority) asked Lord Darzi to develop a five to ten year strategy for London's NHS. The result was Healthcare for London: A Framework for Action. The Healthcare for London programme was discontinued in May 2010. However, a number of pan-London NHS programmes remain under the leadership of NHS London.
- NHS London published Adult Emergency Services: Acute medicine and emergency general surgery, case for change summary in September 2011. The report states that at least 500 lives could be saved in London if the weekend mortality rate for emergency care was as low as the weekday mortality rate.
- An analysis conducted by NHS London this year (the 'Sustainable and Financially Effective' analysis, covering non-specialist acute hospitals only) suggests that at least eight trusts will not be in a position to attain foundation trust status by 2014. The analysis suggests 18 hospital trusts will have a combined net deficit of £170 million by 2014.
- The £19 billion in PFI costs due to be paid by 2048 was calculated through analysis of HM Treasury data.