London Health Board

A non-statutory board chaired by the Mayor of London, with elected leaders and key London professional health leads

  • By Valerie Solomon

Originally created in May 2013, the London Health Board was refreshed in March 2015. The refreshed London Health Board will drive improvements in London's health, care and health inequalities where political engagement at this level can uniquely make a difference.  

It will seek ways of giving additional impetus to progressing the ambition to make London the healthiest global city. The board will make the case for investment, power and freedoms to enable the improvement of health and care services and the wider determinants of health in London.  

It will consider ways of supporting and accelerating the transformation of health and care services in the capital.  The board will champion public participation in health and an increase in choice and accountability in health and care services.

The London Health Board's membership comprises:

  • the Mayor of London (Chair)
  • Dr Tom Coffey, Senior Advisor for Health
  • Prof Yvonne Doyle, London Regional Director for Public Health England
  • Five local authority leaders appointed by London Councils:
    • Councillor Raymond Puddifoot, Leader of Hillingdon
    • Councillor Ruth Dombey,  Leader of Sutton
    • Mayor Philip Glanville, London Borough of Hackney
    • Councillor Danny Thorpe, Leader of Royal Borough of Greenwich 
    • Councillor Richard Watts, Leader London Borough of Islington and London Councils Shadow Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care
  • Sir David Sloman, NHS Regional Director for London, NHS England
  • Sir Sam Everington OBE, Chair Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Council

The board will meet four times a year. It will engage with Londoners every year.

The board is funded by its partners (London Councils, NHS England, London Clinical Commissioning Groups, Public Health England and the Greater London Authority). 

A small secretariat is located in the GLA. For more information contact, 020 7983 4120.

The London Health Board meetings can be viewed by webcam via the GLA website.

If you would like to read previous minutes and agendas - click here