Better health for London


On 15 October 2014, the London Health Commission published Better Health for London  its report to the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, on how to improve the health and wellbeing of Londoners.

The Mayor set up the London Health Commission in September 2013 to review the health of the capital, from the provision of services to what Londoners themselves can do to help make London the healthiest major global city.
Better Health for London proposes tough measures to combat the threats posed by tobacco, alcohol, obesity, lack of exercise and pollution, which harm millions of people. Together the proposals amount to the biggest public health drive in the world. It contains over 60 recommendations and sets out 10 ambitions for the city with targets.
Better Health for London report
Better Health for London report (revised November 2014)
Better Health for London Interactive summary report
Supporting documents
Press release
HSJ supplement
Better Health for London report launch event on 15 October 2014 at City Hall
London Health Commission report launch event presentation
Speaker biographies
Our journey to a healthier London – our engagement activities throughout the Commission
Imagine a healthy London – a 4 minute film of Londoners telling us what they think
London Health Commission report launch event (highlights) – a 2 minute film showing the key findings included in the report
London Health Commission report launch event (full version) – a 1hr film showing the full coverage of the launch event
Making active travel part of your day – Professor the Lord Ara Darzi, Chair of the Commission, shows Londoners how to get extra exercise during their daily commute

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