London’s public health laboratory (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Reference: 
2019/6345
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Further to our recent correspondence, is the position of the public health microbiologist equivalent to the lead public health microbiologist post which existed until 2017 and has since been vacant?

Answer

London’s public health laboratory (2)

London’s public health laboratory (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

 I do not have any responsibility for delivering public health services in London, but I understand that the contract will shortly go out to tender across London hospitals. The responsibility for the public health laboratory lies with Public Health England who will be best placed to provide further information.