London Assembly review into Tuberculosis in The Capital

16 June 2015


The London Assembly Health Committee is conducting an investigation into TB.

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. As part of our investigation, we are seeking written submissions from stakeholders.

We would welcome your views on the following key questions to help inform our work.

  • 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 do also feel free to pass this request on to any interested colleagues who may also wish to contribute their views.

We would be grateful if you could reply by email to Lucy Brant, the officer supporting this investigation, either by email (preferable) to scrutiny@london.gov.uk or by post to The Greater London Authority, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA.

We would be pleased to receive your submission by 30 July 2015. We look forward to hearing from you.