Health Committee

The Health Committee reviews health and wellbeing issues for Londoners, particularly public health issues. It also keeps a close eye on how well the Mayor’s Health Inequalities Strategy is doing.

Dr Onkar Sahota Health Committee chair introduction.

Current investigations

A social prescription for London

The Mayor has put social prescribing at the heart of his new Health Inequalities Strategy. Social prescribing is a way of doctors putting people in touch with community services and groups that can foster solutions without medication such as walks with dogs or social activities. The Health Committee is investigating the Mayor's plans

Find out more here


London Ambulance Service

Recent work

The London Ambulance Service, 11 October 2018

The Committee spoke to chair of the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust Board Heather Lawrence, and chief executive of the London Ambulance Service Garrett Emerson about the pressures facing the service.

Watch the webcast here

Recent actions

Lisa's story - sight loss in London

In the news

  • Ambulances taking people with mental health problems to A&E because of lack of alternatives - Times Series
  • One in ten Londoners would call ambulance if their child's hand got stuck in a jam jar - Evening Standard
  • Quarter of young Londoners would dial 999 if they couldn't see a GP, study shows - Evening Standard
  • Dementia In Your 40s - Life isn't over, it just changes - Huff Post

Committee members

Committee meetings

Browse meetings and agendas for this committee and check out further information relating to the committee, including terms of reference.

Contact the Health Committee

If you have a media enquiry relating to the Health Committee please contact:                

Communications Officer: Howard Wheeler [email protected] 020 7983 5769

If you have a query about this Committee and its work please contact:

Scrutiny Manager: Lucy Brant, [email protected], 0207 983 5727

Committee Officer: Clare Bryant, [email protected], 020 7983 4616

If you have a query about the Mayor's health policy please call 020 7983 4000.