NHS and LA Duty to Involve (2)

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 gather evidence from Community Voices for Health partners about what is already working and what more the NHS and boroughs could do to engage effectively 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 (2)

Answer for NHS and LA Duty to Involve (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Please see my response to MQ 2173 / 2013.

During 2010 and 2011 Community Voices for Health network meetings focused on specific health topics (including mental health and alcohol misuse) and provided a forum to identify and share best practice as well as an opportunity to influence policy. The work of the network is continuing through its new host organisation, London Voluntary Services Council.