Mayor's Senior Advisor for Health Policy (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/5211
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Given the importance of this role to incorporating addressing health inequalities in all policy areas, was it ever discussed that this would be a paid role, or indeed a Deputy Mayor's role?

Answer

Answer for Mayor's Senior Advisor for Health Policy (3)

Answer for Mayor's Senior Advisor for Health Policy (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As you will be aware I have two health advisors: Dr Yvonne Doyle, my statutory health advisor, who is also the regional director for Public Health England's London office and Dr Tom Coffey, my senior health advisor, who is a GP, Clinical Lead for Mental Health and Children's Services at Wandsworth CCG and the Joint-Clinical Lead for Emergency Care NHS England (London). 

Their combined and considerable expertise in both public health and NHS service issues provide me with the necessary advice and support in these important policy areas.