Health Committee

The Health Committee reviews health and wellbeing across London, with a particular focus on public health issues and reviewing progress of the Mayor’s Health Inequalities Strategy.


Offender mental health

Mental health - disabled people & Deaf people: A report summary

Report summary in British Sign Language, 'Mental health - disabled people and Deaf people'

Recent work

The Chair of the Health Committee has written a letter to the Mayor about  the lack of access to sexual health clinics in London.

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Wrote to the Mayor about the closures of sexual health clinics.

Held an investigation into young-onset dementia in London.

Published a report focusing on how to improve workplace health

Examined the problems facing the prevalence of mental ill-health being significantly higher in LGBT+ communities, disabled people, Deaf people, and those with experience of the criminal justice system.  

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Feedback and news coverage

What was said

In response to Mental health - disabled people and Deaf people report: Phil Chamberlain, Director of External Engagement at City Lit said:

“Whilst it is worrying to read about the frustration that so many deaf and disabled Londoners face, City Lit welcomes the findings outlined in today's report. It brings a needed spotlight to challenges millions of people face on a regular basis. As a college, we are committed to bringing people together to enrich their lives through learning, and work tirelessly to provide deaf Londoners and those with a disability a world-leading adult education."

In response to our Access to health services for deaf people report:  Paul Redfern, Business Development Manager, British Deaf Association, said:

"The report is very powerful. The British Deaf Association recognises and really welcomes this report. We do see this as a large step forward from what we have had before.  Without the report we don't have a voice, and without us having a voice, services can't change to adapt to our needs. So far, we have been invisible and this is the start of us now becoming visible."

In the news

Under an umbrella - recognising diversity in LGBT+ mental health - Huffington Post UK

Top doctor issues warning over older mothers 'who are a huge burden on the NHS' - Evening Standard

London Assembly inquiry finds 'huge variation' in end of life care - Marie Curie

Parts of London have higher TB rates than Iraq or Rwanda - BBC London

Committee members

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