Future of LHIB (2)

MQT on 2013-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2013
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Given that LHIB will not receive statutory status under the Care and Support Bill, does the Mayor still believe that the GLA has a role in the delivery of Public Health in London?


Answer for Future of LHIB (2)

Answer for Future of LHIB (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I believe that the work of the GLA Group can influence the health of Londoners. As such I will continue to work with NHS and borough partners who have statutory responsibility for delivering public health initiatives in London.

I'll continue to deliver priority activities identified in my Health Inequalities Strategy. In addition my officers and I are actively involved in ongoing discussions with London's key health players about what role the GLA plays. This includes discussions about a possible new board, provisionally being called the London Health Board.