If Ebola arrives, is London ready?

10 December 2014

This meeting took place on 11 December 2014. Read the transcript for the first section here and the second section here.

As worldwide concern grows over the spread and implications of the Ebola virus, the London Assembly is checking that the Greater London Authority (GLA) has adequate arrangements in place, in the event of people in London contracting the virus.

Where does the GLA fit in the resilience ‘chain of command’ on Ebola?

How does the Mayor assure himself that checks and systems are in place to deal with the issue?

The GLA Oversight Committee will take the opportunity tomorrow to discuss the pan-London resilience arrangements to deal with a potential Ebola Virus incident in London.

The following guests have been invited to appear:

Sir Edward Lister – Chief of Staff, Greater London Authority;

Tom Middleton - Head of Governance & Resilience, Greater London Authority;

Dr Deborah Turbitt - Deputy Regional Director for Health Protection, Public Health England; and

Marc Beveridge - Regional Lead EPRR London, Public Health England.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, 11 December from 10am in Committee Room 5, at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend.

The meeting can also be viewed via webcast

Notes for Editors:

1. Full agenda papers

2. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

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