We are closely involved with the London Health Commission, an inspirational initiative set up by the Mayor and chaired by Professor the Lord Darzi, which is looking at how London’s health and healthcare can be improved. Dr Yvonne Doyle, our London Regional Director, who is also the Mayor’s Statutory Adviser on Health, is leading an expert group for the Commission on healthy lives and reducing inequalities. This group is examining how all sectors, including transport, housing, education, business, the voluntary and community sector, employers and social care and planning can support better health.
PHE London is working closely with London Councils on a distributed leadership model in sharing our contributions to key health challenges such as mental health, sexual health, building capacity and capability in the workforce, substance misuse and London’s resilience.
And finally, congratulations to our Knowledge and Intelligence teams, led by Dr Julian Flowers, who, in partnership with SapientNitro, have won a prestigious international design award for our Longer Lives website. We beat intense global competition to win first place in the disruptive technology category of the 2014 Interaction Awards.