The London Health Commission’s Better Health for London report, published October 2014.
This report is about better health for London – our mental health and our physical health, each like the other. It rests on the fundamental belief that this city—its people, its institutions, and its political, economic, and cultural leaders—have an obligation to help and support one another to achieve better health.
The Mayor set up the London Health Commission in September 2013 to scrutinize the capital’s health, from the delivery of services to what Londoners themselves can do to make London the healthiest big city in the world.
This report proposes tough action to tackle the threats of tobacco, alcohol, obesity, physical inactivity and pollution, which harm millions of people. Taken together, the proposals represent the largest public health action in the world. It contains over 60 recommendations and sets 10 ambitions for the city with goals.
Cue: Better health for London, Lord Darzi