Night Czar Amy Lamé ‘must appear before scrutiny committee’

Shaun Bailey AM has written to Economy Committee chair Fiona Twycross urging Ms Lamé’s attendance at the group’s next meeting. He writes: “The role of Night Czar has the potential to be transformational for London, and therefore it is fundamentally important that the first person to hold that role has the chance to explain to the London Assembly her ‘plans’ at the earliest opportunity. “This…

Ground-breaking trial could significantly cut A&E waiting times across London, report finds

– Mayor urged to promote Londonwide rollout of scheme – Educational ad campaign could encourage people to seek other care options – Increased GP registration in poorer areas could help reduce A&E congestion The Mayor of London should promote the London-wide rollout of a ground-breaking trial that has helped reduce waiting times at an east London Accident and Emergency department, according to a new report by a London…

Defibrillators in phone boxes could save Londoners’ lives

– Just 73 of 10,000 cardiac arrest victims were treated with public access defibrillators in 2014/15, report shows. London’s phone boxes should house life-saving defibrillators to dramatically increase cardiac arrest survival rates on the capital’s streets, a new report backed by heart charities suggests. Data from the London Ambulance Service showed 10,211 people suffered a cardiac arrest in London in 2014/15. Statistics show defibrillators give a…