Skip to main content

Out-of-hours Care: London

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 14 October 2009

23. To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the provision and quality of out-of-hours care in London. (292251)

Primary care trusts have a legal requirement to provide high quality out-of-hours cover for the local population, and strategic health authorities are responsible for the performance management of PCTs in their region. The 2008 Healthcare Commission review of urgent and emergency care found that the NHS has significantly improved performance since 2005.