London Assembly review into Tuberculosis (TB) in London

The London Assembly Health Committee is seeking written submissions from stakeholders as part of its investigation into tuberculosis in London.

London has amongst the highest incidence of TB disease in any western capital city, and almost 40 per cent of all UK cases occur in London. There are significant variations in the number of cases in different areas of London and within different groups in the population. Public Health England has identified TB as a priority area for action and has recently launched a national collaborative strategy to tackle TB.

The Mayor of London has a duty to have regard to health inequalities in London when developing his policies. The Committee will be particularly looking at how the Mayor and other local government agencies can support the control and management of TB in the capital.

The committee is inviting stakeholder views on the following key questions:

  • Why is it important to focus on TB in London now?
  • What are the main challenges for improving prevention, diagnosis and treatment of TB in London?
  • How do stigma and lack of awareness affect TB control in London?
  • Which agencies and organisations need to be involved in tackling TB in London?
  • How can the Mayor and the GLA support the delivery of the national TB strategy in London?
  • What examples of good practice are there in London (and further afield) in TB control?

Please reply to Lucy Brant at the London Assembly by 30 July 2015.

Find out more on the London Assembly website.

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