This evening I attended the BMA London Regional Councils Annual Business Meeting at BMA House. Off the top of my head about 60 BMA members present. Members were elected to the executive (I have not got the names yet but will add in a few days) and this year the Chair , Secretary and Deputy Chair were elected for 3 years. Gary Marlowe, Jackie Applebee and Anne Athow were re-elected for 3 years as Chair , Secretary and Deputy Chair respectively.
I am currently the representative on the LRC-Exec of both NW & NE London Regional Consultants Committee which is reviewed annually at each Committee (next week) . Any member of NW or NE London RCC can put themselves forward to be North Thames RCC rep on LRC..
The evening consisted of presentations from the following putting forward the benefits or not of “Devo Capital”
Dr Marc Rowland Chair London CCG Council
Dr Yvonne Doyle Director PHE London
Dr Nabihah Sachedina Director of London Health and Care
Dr Michelle Drage CEO London wide LMC
Dr Anna Athow Replacing Alison Pollock as speaker
So how can I summarize the above speakers and the discussion from the floor after the speeches
Referring to my notes I have the following in no particular order :-
Devolution Integration Collaboration
Devolution will not work without collaboration and integration
Systems talk to people
Get the systems to work
What are the barriers in the system
9% of London Taxes go back to Londoners
London is very complex
London has 8.2 million people rising to 10 million
London “is not a happy population
England is highly centralised.
Devolution was an idea of George Osbourne (where is he now).
London is the only City with a position of Mayor of longstanding.
Manchester area has only 2.75 million in Devo Manx
London Specialist Units , some are good , some not so good.
Pan London Devo is too difficult
Fried Chicken is bad for kids – so why so many Chicken Take aways.
Too many fat kids in London by the age of 11.
London is diverse compared to the rest of the country
London is mobile and tolerant
Migration is not an issue in London compared to the rest of the UK
Sexual healthcare in London is a major issue.
Would Devo Capital Help
Children in London do not have the best start off in life.
Integration of healthcare with prevention of health issues.
Decisions need to be taken with the resources we have
Better Health Four London – I will get the link !
Opportunities in Estates (this worried me a bit !!)
The Five Year Forward Plan will result in the demise of the DGH
After this there was discussion from the floor including the following.
Funding of the NHS compared to comparative economies
The need for more money for the NHS
Threats of privatization
The following is information relevant to the discussion
London Health and Care Devolution Programme
The London Health and Care Devolution Programme Board – as a group – provides guidance on the leadership, oversight, direction and delivery of all the aspects of the London health and care programme.
Their Terms of Reference can be found at
The Board members of London Partners are
Those in Italics attended the BMA meeting as speakers
London local authorities:
- Will Tuckley – Chief Executive, London Borough of Tower Hamlets and CELC Health Lead (Chair)
- John O’Brien – Chief Executive, London Councils
- Dr Marc Rowland – Chair, Lewisham CCG and London Clinical Commissioning Councils
- Andrew Eyres – Chair, London CCG Chief Officers Group
NHS England London Region:
- Dr Anne Rainsberry – Regional Director
- David Slegg – Regional Finance Director
Greater London Authority:
- Jeff Jacobs – Head of Paid Service
- Amanda Coyle – Director, Health and Communities
Public Health England London Region:
- Dr Yvonne Doyle – Regional Director
- Dr Marilena Korkodilos – Deputy Regional Director
Invited national partners:
- NHS Improvement: Mark Turner and Andrew Hines – Joint Acting Executive Regional Managing Directors (London)
- NHS England: Sam Higginson – Director of Strategic Finance
- Public Health England: Richard Gleave – Deputy Chief Executive
- Department of Health: Sam Lister – Director of Communications
- HM Treasury: Paul Doyle – Deputy Director
- Other central government partners as appropriate
- Healthy London Partnership: Shaun Danielli – Programme Director
The London Health and Care Devolution Programme team consists of:-
- Dr Nabihah Sachedina, Director
- Charlotte Harpin, Lawyer (seconded)
- Helen Beazer, Programme Manager
- Una Carney, Senior Communications Lead
- Monica Pabualan, Communications and Engagement Manager
As discussed at the meeting held at BMA House 14/09/16 there are a number of Pilot leads and an Estates Sub Group
- Senior Responsible Officers: Jeanelle de Gruchy, Director of Public Health, London Borough of Haringey
- Programme Lead: Clare Askew, Project Manager, Public Health Devolution Pilot, London Borough of Haringey
- Senior Responsible Officers: Tim Shields, Chief Executive, London Borough of Hackney, and Tracey Fletcher, Chief Executive for Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Programme Lead: Daniel Waldron, Director Organisation Transformation, Homerton University Hospital
- Senior Responsible Officers: Aileen Buckton, Executive Director for Community Services, Lewisham, and Martin Wilkinson, Chief Officer, Lewisham CCG
- Programme Lead: Sarah Wainer, Whole System Model of Care, Lewisham CCG
In Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge
- Senior Responsible Officers: Cheryl Coppell and Conor Burke, Chief Officer, Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge CCGs
- Programme Lead: Jane Gateley, Director of Strategic Delivery, Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge CCGs
In North Central London (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington)
- Senior Responsible Officers: Dawn Wakeling, Director of Adult Social Services, London Borough of Barnet, and Cathy Gritzner, Accountable Officer, NHS Barnet Clinical Commissioning Group
- Independent Chair, Geoff Alltimes
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
London Health Board’s Terms of Reference
London health devolution agreement
London Heath Devolutionary Programme
London Health and Care Collaboration Agreement
North Central London STP June 2016
North Central London STP September 2016