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Hospitals: Greater London

Volume 504: debated on Friday 29 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers and officials in his Department have held with NHS staff in London in 2009-10 to discuss (i) reviews of the acute hospital sector in London, (ii) options for closing one or more hospitals in London and (iii) options for closing units or services at London hospitals; and if he will make a statement. (313447)

The reconfiguration of health services is a matter for the local national health service.

NHS staff brief Ministers on their local reconfiguration plans in order to support parliamentary business and do so as necessary.

Ministers also meet routinely with chief executives and chairs of strategic health authorities to discuss plans for service change.