London Health Commission

Meeting: 
MQT on 2008-05-21
Session date: 
May 21, 2008
Reference: 
2008/0965
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

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?

Answer

Answer for London Health Commission

Answer for London Health Commission

Answered By: 
The Mayor

During the recent campaign, I made it clear that I consider public health and health inequalities to be important issues for London, and pledged to support and strengthen the London Health Commission. I look forward to hearing in more detail about the Commission's ongoing contribution to the health agenda in London, including its future plans for health impact assessment work. In particular I would welcome the opportunity to discuss ways in which my office can support the exciting Well London programme.