I am encouraged by the public health commitments that the new Mayor made in his pre-election campaign to further strengthen and secure permanent funding for the London Health Commission under his administration.
The LHC has gained national and international recognition for its work on the determinants health and health inequalities in London. This has included undertaking health impact assessments on each of the Mayor's statutory strategies and most recently on the NHS London proposals for Healthcare for London. LHC last year also secured £9.46m Big Lottery funding the Well London programme, which is reaching out to improve health in 20 of the most deprived local communities in London.
Can the Mayor assure me that these important programmes for work will be continued and developed further by the London Health Commission during his administration?