London’s independent Health Commission

The Mayor of London has established a new independent London Health Commission to come up with innovative ways to meet the city’s health and healthcare needs. The Commission, chaired by Lord Ara Darzi, is looking at four specific themes. These are: improving the quality and integration of care; enabling high quality and integrated care delivery; healthy lives and reducing inequalities; health economy, research and education.

The Commission will report back to the Mayor next autumn with a set of ambitious recommendations. To inform this work, the Commission is asking the public, service providers and all other interested parties a range of questions as part of a ‘Call for Evidence’. Voluntary and community groups are particularly encouraged to submit evidence. The deadline for written submissions is on Friday 17 January 2014.