NHS employment good practice

Meeting: 
MQT on 2020-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2020
Reference: 
2020/1406
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Can an NHS employer really be serious about reducing health inequalities if it has outsourced or directly employed workers paid less than the London Living Wage?

Answer

NHS employment good practice

NHS employment good practice

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In June 2019 I published a series of guides to help organisations implement my London Health Inequalities Strategy.  Tackling underlying inequalities in our social, economic and physical environment will have the biggest long-term impact on health and health inequalities.  That is why I am continuing to encourage health organisations to pay all staff the London Living Wage and asking them to encourage organisations in their supply chains to do likewise.