Junior health minister Professor Sir Ara Darzi has set out a vision for future healthcare in London in his Framework for Action.

The framework, to be published today, says one-size-fits-all hospitals are no longer appropriate for the capital. It reveals a blueprint for 'cradle to grave' healthcare, with 150 super-GP surgeries or polyclinics across London, and says 'the days of the district general hospital seeking to provide all services to a high enough standard are over'.

Commenting on the review, NHS Confederation chief executive Dr Gill Morgan said: 'The challenge now is to demonstrate to public and staff why this model of care is needed to deliver the highest standards of 21st century health services as opposed to the current shape of services, which was fit for 1948 but cannot deliver the level of modern care the people of London deserve.'