NHS and LA Duty to Involve (1)

MQT on 2013-06-19
Session date: 
June 19, 2013
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Can the Mayor outline how he delivered on his commitments to reduce health inequalities in London, through his stated first step to use social media and GLA networks to extend local partners' reach into London communities as part of his commitment to Influence and support the NHS and boroughs to deliver their 'duty to involve' to best effect since 2010, as outlined in his statutory Health Inequalities strategy First Steps to Delivery 2012


Answer for NHS and LA Duty to Involve (1)

Answer for NHS and LA Duty to Involve (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I host regular community receptions at City Hall which focus on specific geographical areas in London. These events provide a networking forum for local partners (including borough and NHS representatives) to meet with members of their local communities. See http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/equalities/community-receptions-at-c....

As well as these receptions, in December 2010 I launched the myhealthlondon website in partnership with the NHS. The site allows people to compare and feedback on GPs and other NHS services. GP practices can use the site to signpost to local services and support, including voluntary and community organisations.