Commenting on the 2019-20 Ring-fenced Public Health Grant to Local Authorities, which confirms that the public health grant to London is to be reduced by £18.5 million, Cllr Ray Puddifoot MBE, London Councils’ Executive Member for Health & Care, said:
“The public health services provided by London boroughs play a key role in preventing illness and promoting wellbeing.
“From helping children have the best start in life through to HIV prevention, boroughs’ public health work can have a life-changing impact in local communities. Public health promotion and early intervention reduce avoidable illness and help keep Londoners out of hospital.
“The long-term sustainability of health and social care services depends on us all leading healthier lives. We look forward to the publication of the government’s green paper on prevention and to hearing how we can invest more in this area in future.”