Oral health

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2017
Reference: 
2017/4526
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Given your positive answers to Questions 2017/2925 2017/2926 and 2017/2927, why isn't oral health, especially for children, mentioned in your draft strategy on health inequality except very briefly in passing on p. 32 and 108. Nothing at all is offered in the way of measures to address poor outcomes or inequalities in oral health in the city. Will you consider including in your final strategy the suggestions included in the Assembly motion on the subject, passed earlier in the year?

Answer

Answer for Oral health

Answer for Oral health

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As part of the consultation on the draft 'Better Health for all Londoners', London's Health Inequalities Strategy, I and London's partners welcome the Assembly Member highlighting this issue. Current draft proposals in the Health Inequalities Strategy aims to address poor oral health in children as part of the broader ambition to address the stark health inequalities experienced by London's children.

For example, I am proposing to launch my holistic Healthy Early Years London programme which will focus on oral health in early years amongst other key issues. My ambition to take a leading and convening role in tackling childhood obesity will aim to address the root causes of childhood obesity, including poor oral health, and drive interventions and action that combat it.