In March 2015, the Mayor of London, NHS England, Public Health England, London Councils and the 32 GP-led clinical commissioning groups came together to outline how they would work towards London becoming the world’s healthiest major city.

In response, Healthy London Partnership formed to take direct action on the challenges set out in the London Health Commission’s Better Health for London report and the NHS Five Year Forward View. The aim was for it to lead on areas where the NHS has the biggest role to play. Healthy London Partnership was asked to work with NHS commissioners and providers at all levels and other partner organisations to make the best use of resources and build on best practice to improve the health and well-being of all Londoners. It was also asked to explore how London could benefit from more autonomy to improve the future of the capital’s health.

10 aspirations for London

Following on from Better Health for London, all partners published Better Health for London: Next Steps setting out shared ambitions and how they will measure progress towards the following shared goals:

Give all London’s children a healthy, happy start to life


Get London fitter with better food, more exercise and healthier living


Make work a healthy place to be in London


Help Londoners to kick unhealthy habits


Care for the most mentally ill in London so they live longer, healthier lives


Enable Londoners to do more to look after themselves


Ensure that every Londoner is able to see a GP when they need to and at a time that suits them


Create the best health and care services of any world city, throughout London and on every day


Fully engage and involve Londoners in the future health of their city


Put London at the centre of the global revolution in digital health


More information

Visit the Mayor of London’s website to read Better Health for London: Next Steps

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