Public Health

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/5828
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Given the Mayor has a statutory duty to promote the reduction of health inequalities, what does he consider to be the greatest public health challenge to Londoners and how does he plan to help combat it?

Answer

Answer for Public Health

Answer for Public Health

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Both my Health Inequalities Strategy (2010) and the recent London Health Commission report Better Health for London (2014) detail the public health challenges to this city, which cannot be distilled to a single challenge.  

Action from the last few years to address some of these key health issues is outlined at http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/health/focus-issues.  I will be responding to the London Health Commission report in early 2015.