Will this mean hospital closures or closures of key services like A&E and maternity?
We have no current plans to change acute hospital services.
We know we need to deliver more and better services outside hospital, while ensuring that our hospitals provide high quality care for those who need it. Our immediate focus is on getting the services outside hospital right. This means each of our Local Transformation Boards (Croydon, Sutton, Merton/ Wandsworth and Richmond/Kingston) recommending what is needed in their area, what services could be provided in the community and what each hospital can provide.