Health Inequality Strategy

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2219
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Does the Mayor feel that holding an annual convention each year, and publishing a set of indicators that describe the picture of health inequality in London each year, meets his statutory duty to promote the reduction of health inequalities or what is, in my view, his moral responsibility to go beyond the statutory duty upon him?

Answer

Answer for Health Inequality Strategy

Answer for Health Inequality Strategy

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The annual convention is one part of the refreshed Health Inequalities Strategy Delivery Plan. The convention will provide the opportunity for an annual in-depth look at one or more of the indicators proposed in the refreshed delivery plan.

The purpose of the convention is to stimulate action by a wide range of stakeholders around a particular determinant of health inequalities.

The GLA continues to deliver a wide programme of work which tackles health inequalities encompassing food, transport, planning and income inequality. All these seek to tackle health inequalities and ensure better health outcomes for Londoners.