DD1246 Healthy Schools London Evaluation

Type of decision: 
Director's decision
Date signed: 
01 August 2014
Decision by: 
Jeff Jacobs, Head of Paid Service

Executive summary

The Healthy Schools London (HSL) programme, funded under MD1151, represents the Mayor’s contribution to joined-up work across London’s public health system to tackle obesity in the capital. It is a highly visible programme that demonstrates leadership from the Mayor on a key health issue and helps to ensure London’s future population is fit to work by enabling and supporting schools to provide a healthy environment for their pupils.

The NIHR-CLAHRC North Thames (CLAHRC) is currently conducting a 5-year evaluation of obesity interventions and, as part of this, has offered to include the HSL programme in its list of evaluated programmes and the GLA has agreed to make a funding contribution to the CLAHRC overall evaluation. An evaluation of the HSL Programme will encourage increased uptake amongst London schools, provide expert input on improving the programme and deliver compelling evidence in the ongoing work to secure sustainable, external funding.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice