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Health

Good health means we can enjoy a fulfilling and happy life. City Hall has a role in ensuring that Londoners from all backgrounds are able to lead a healthy lifestyle.

The London Health Board, NHS and local councils are currently working to deliver the recommendations of the London Health Commission. They believe that the more involved Londoners are in decisions about health, the better health and healthcare will be.

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Sugar tax

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The Government recently announced a new levy on sugary drinks in the budget, a measure that was also proposed by Public Health England.

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Last commented: 5th Jul 2016

food in Hospital

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I have recently spent a week in Queens hospital Romford on the whole I think that my treatment was very good The biggest complaint I have is regarding the food As I have an allergy to dairy products my choice was very limited anyway but the mashed potato was that packet stuff,inedible, lot of the

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Groovygranny65
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Last commented: 2nd Jun 2016

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My concern is that we do not care about our well being, As an individual we respond for our well being so we have to take care of what we do to our physical body.

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Berdilyn Russell
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Last commented: 8th Apr 2016

Good sports and leisure facilities?

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The London Surveys shows that almost 3 in 10 Londoners take part in sporting or fitness activities as part of a class, club or group at least weekly and almost 6 in 10 think their local area has good sports and leisure facilities.

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Last commented: 20th Jan 2016

School dinners

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From September my five year old daughter will have the option of having free school dinners. I understand that the idea behind this is to offer all children a healthy start in life.

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HealthConsciousMum
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Last commented: 8th Nov 2015

Personal health budgets

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A personal health budget is an amount of money to support a person’s identified health and wellbeing needs, planned and agreed between the individual, their family or carers, and the local NHS team.

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Last commented: 8th Nov 2015

A healthy start

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How do we ensure London's children grow up active and healthy from a young age?

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Last commented: 8th Nov 2015

Diesel Particulate Filters Removed?

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Clean Air London have recently reported that many diesel engines may have had their DPF removed to aid fuel consumption, releasing more particulates into the air than they should, and that this would not be detected by an MOT test.

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John H
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Last commented: 9th May 2015

Main Reasons We Fear Ageing

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With our health improving on a variety of fronts, many people do not realise that our population has lost a decade in ageing. Just look around you to see the difference from a generation ago.

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MsCyprah
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Last commented: 3rd Oct 2014

Roadshows - Are they worth it?

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I received an email yesterday about a 'local' roadshow happening within the borough, whereby there would be a chance to talk about what would make it easier for myself and other Londoners to be healthier.

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Lessa
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Last commented: 17th Jul 2014

GP's.

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I think that clearly negligent GP's should be held accountable for the error's that they make and the issue should be investigated fully. I have a vaild compliant and this issue was never dealt with properly even though I went through the proper channels i.e NHS England.

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jj1
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Last commented: 20th Jun 2014

Teaching about Healthy Hearts in schools

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Professor Donald Singer leads a cardiovascular research project and last year we piloted a scheme in London schools whereby we devised lesson plans for Years 6/7 and the pupils were then asked to make their own board games, playground games, slogans, poems etc based on the work of the heart and h

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Wendy French
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Last commented: 12th Jun 2014

Imagine healthy London

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London faces significant challenges in health and healthcare, many of them unique. There is a high prevalence of disease, both physical and mental; there are significant health inequalities, both between and within boroughs.
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Last commented: 9th Jun 2014

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