- GLADA Information
briefing for London faith communities
This briefing provides advice on funding, workforce development and a glossary of useful terminology and key organisations and partnerships.
Information briefing for London faith communities PDF only
- Mayor's response to the Health Select
Committee Inquiry - January 2008
The Mayor has responded to the Health Select Committee Inquiry into
the contribution of the NHS to reducing health inequalities.
Mayor's response to the Health Select Committee Inquiry PDF
response to the Health Select Committee Inquiry RTF
- Living Well in London: The Mayor’s draft Health Inequalities
Strategy - January 2008
The strategy sets out the Mayor’s framework to reduce health inequalities
in the capital.
Draft Health Inequalities
Inequalities Strategy RTF
- Mayor's response to 'Healthcare for London' - November 2007
Lord Darzi has begun the process of consulting Londoners about his vision for healthcare in the capital, and published his report 'Healthcare for London: A Framework for Action'. The Mayor sets out his initial views in a response to Lord Darzi's report.
Mayor's response to Healthcare
for London PDF
response to Healthcare for London RTF
- Health in London Looking back looking forward report: 2006/07 review of trends, progress and opportunities - June 2007
Presents a review of key findings and recommendations from the previous four Health in London reports and summarises the findings of an independent review of progress made by London Health Commission partners to take them forward. The report also updates the high level indicators, and identifies opportunities for future action at national, regional and local level. The report ends with conclusions and implications for action to tackle health inequalities.
The full report is available on the London Health Commission website: Health in London 2006/07
- London: The highs and the lows 2
A report from the Greater London Alcohol and Drug Alliance (GLADA) - January 2007
This second edition of 'London: The highs and the lows' presents information on alcohol as well as drug use in London. The report contains detailed information on the way that drug and alcohol use in London differs from the UK as a whole, and also on the variations across London. It reveals the complexity of the challenges London faces and re-emphasises the necessity for partnership working to reduce the harm caused by drug and alcohol use. Working with GLADA, the Mayor is committed to publishing one 'Highs and Lows' report in each Mayoral term and to continuing to support their wider programme of work.
The highs and the lows 2 full report PDF
The highs and the lows 2 full report RTF
The highs and the lows 2 summary PDF
The highs and the lows 2 summary RTF
- London Food Strategy - May 2006
The Mayor's food strategy, 'Healthy and Sustainable Food for London', aims to improve Londoners' health through better diet by increasing the choice, availability and quality of food for all, especially the most disadvantaged.
London Food strategy PDF only
- Health in London 2005 - January 2006
The focus of the 2005 report by the London Health Commission is on children and young people, and it highlights areas of improvement in their health and well-being as well as the persistence of child health inequalities.
The full report is available on the London Health Commission website: Health in London 2005
- Alcohol and Drugs in London – Improving the Options for Women - July 2005
On 24 January 2005 the Greater
London Alcohol and Drug Alliance (GLADA), supported by the Stella Project and London Drug and Alcohol Network held a one-day event, Alcohol and Drugs in London - Improving the Options for Women. The event was attended by a large audience of stakeholders from the alcohol and drug field including service users, front-line practitioners, service managers, commissioners and policy makers.
Alcohol and Drugs – Improving the Options for Women report PDF
Alcohol and Drugs – Improving the Options for Women report RTF
- Blueprint for Action - April 2005
Blueprint for Action makes the case for improving mental health services for London’s black and minority ethnic communities by building the capacity of the black voluntary and community sector to provide services.
Blueprint for Action PDF
Blueprint for Action RTF
- Lessons Learned; some approaches, tools and good practice for improving drug user involvement - February 2005
This report gives details of the project work undertaken in 3 London boroughs as part of the London
Drug User Involvement Project. The project piloted, tested and outlined different approaches to
improving the level and impact of user participation. The report provides some practical tools and
approaches to inform the development of effective user and community participation.
Lessons Learned PDF
Lessons Learned RTF
- Access to primary care in London - December 2004
This briefing is about access to primary care in London. There are government access targets – to wait
only 24 hours to see a nurse, and 48 hours to see a GP. The briefing shows how well local areas are doing
against the targets and includes information about what local people think of access to their local
All Primary Care Trusts have shown real improvements against the 90% targets for 2003/4 and many have
met, before time, the 100% delivery targets due from December 2004 onwards. The national targets only
apply to those registered with a doctor. They are just about access times and don’t say anything about
the quality of care.
Access to primary care in London PDF
Access to primary care in London RTF
- A crack cocaine strategy for London - December 2004
The document describes the impact of crack cocaine and some of the
work currently taking place to tackle the issues. It sets
out the strategic directions for GLADA as the partnership continues
to work to reduce the harm caused through crack cocaine in London,
and provides an informed regional framework for tackling
crack cocaine in the capital.
Cocaine Strategy 2005-8 PDF
Cocaine Strategy 2005-8 RTF
Briefing on influencing primary care in London - October 2004
The briefing is designed to support the involvement of voluntary organisations, community groups, Patient and Public Involvement Forums and members of local authority Overview and Scrutiny Committees in work to improve primary care. It provides a summary of ways these organisations and other agencies can engage with the NHS at a local level.
Primary Care Briefing PDF
Primary Care Briefing RTF
- Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Greater London: vulnerability to problematic drug use July 2004
Many young refugees and asylum seekers experience traumatic incidents prior to their arrival in the UK, including persecution, the death of - or separation from - members of their families, beatings, rape and torture. In many cases, the journey to the UK is long, difficult and dangerous. Arrival is a relief, but can lead to a new set of stresses. This report details how the lives of young refugees and asylum seekers in the UK are likely to be characterised by circumstances - summarised below - which have been identified as risk factors for the development of problematic drug use.
Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Greater London: vulnerability to problematic drug use - Summary PDF
Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Greater London: vulnerability to problematic drug use - Summary RTF
Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Greater London: vulnerability to problematic drug use - Full Report PDF
Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Greater London: vulnerability to problematic drug use - Full Report RTF
- An evidence base for the London crack cocaine strategy April 2004
Published on behalf of the Greater London Alcohol and Drug Alliance, this consultation document is the first step in the development of a London wide strategy to tackle the harm caused to Londoners by crack cocaine. A companion document, 'Community-led innovation in addressing the problems caused by crack cocaine in London' is also available.
An evidence base for the
London crack cocaine strategy PDF
An evidence base for the
London crack cocaine strategy RTF
- Health in London 2004 April 2004
This third review presents work developed by the GLA and the London Health Observatory, brought together and published by the London Health Commission. It updates on ten high level health indicators, makes use of new data from the 2001 census, and highlights implications for local and regional action. The 2004 report also focusses on the health of Black and Minority Ethnic communities in London: the London Health Commission is committed to raising awareness of the health of these communities and working in partnership with other agencies to reduce the considerable health inequalities that they face.
The full report is available on the London Health Commission website:
Health in London 2004
- London Agenda for Action on Alcohol February 2004
This report sets out the Mayor's priorities for reducing alcohol-related
harm in the capital and thereby improving the health and quality of
life of Londoners. The report provides a framework and vehicle for Londonwide
London Agenda for Action
on Alcohol PDF
London Agenda for Action
on Alcohol RTF
- Mental Health in the Workplace
'Mental health in the workplace - finding the key to inclusion' comprises
fact sheets intended to support employers in improving their responses
to mental health issues in their workplace policies and practice. The
fact sheets seek to challenge discrimination, promote respect, highlight
how the right support for people with mental health needs can make a
positive impact in the workplace and explore approaches to better promotion
of mental health in the workplace.
in workplace fact sheets PDF
in workplace fact sheets RTF
- Availability of Mental Health Services
in London August 2003
This report provides comparative information that will allow Londoners
to compare standards of local mental health services and understand
more about the range of services available, and will also assist Primary
Care Trusts and local authority scrutiny committees. The report shows
that mental health organisations in London are having mixed success
in providing services that are accessible and responsive to the local
population. It also highlights some of the particular difficulties facing
London's mental health services, including high staff vacancy rates
and inadequate budget provision. The report was researched and written
by Dr Foster.
Availability of Mental Health Services - highlights PDF
of Mental Health Services - highlights RTF
of Mental Health Services - main report PDF
of Mental Health Services - main report PDF
- Getting a Move on - Addressing the housing
and support issues facing Londoners with mental health needs
One in four people will face some form of mental health need during
their life. London has a higher level of mental health needs than other
parts of the country and has a high proportion of people who are likely
to experience mental health problems, such as young people and people
Getting a Move on is a report about the housing and support
issues that face people with mental health needs trying to return to
life in the community after a period of treatment. It describes the
experiences and views of people with mental health needs and service
providers about trying to get the right housing and support.
The report authors are from the Greater London Authority, Association
of London Government, Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health and Advocacy
Getting a Move on
Getting a Move on
- Access to Primary Care - A joint Mayor of London and London Assembly Scrutiny Report,
Every day tens of thousands of Londoners have contact with dentists, GPs, health visitors, high street chemists and opticians. London is a city experiencing highly complex health needs and the role primary care services play in maintaining and promoting the health of Londoners cannot be overemphasised. The recent reorganisation of the NHS has involved changes in the structure for the delivery of primary care. The Mayor of London and the London Assembly have undertaken the first London-wide consideration of access to primary care in the capital and how access might be improved. At the heart of this scrutiny is the consideration of whether the new NHS structures will deliver the improved primary care that London so desperately needs. The report brings together a wealth of best practice and data from all over London and beyond, and makes recommendations to health services on how they might improve access for Londoners.
Access to Primary Care PDF
Access to Primary Care RTF
Health in London 2003 - review of the London Health Strategy
This report looks at what affects Londoners' health and how. It presents
work developed by the GLA and the London Health Observatory, brought
together and published by the London Health Commission. Following
on from the first Health in London report (March
2002), its intention is not to replace the earlier publication, but
to supplement it and to provide significant new information where
that is available. The year 2003 is the European Year of Disabled
People, and this report includes a focus on the experience of disabled
Health in London
Health in London
highs and the lowsLondon:
The highs and the lows - summary - PDF (428k)
'London: the highs and the lows'
reveals that London is the country's drugs capital. Of young Londoners over half
have taken an illegal drug at some stage in their lives, and one in seven have
taken a Class A drug in the past year. Although fewer than 15 per cent of England's
population live in London, at least 25 per cent of the country's problem drug
users live in the capital. Problem drug use in London has a major impact on health
and community safety and results in over £2.5 billion a year in economic
and social costs.
The highs and the lows - summary - RTF (27k)
The highs and the lows - full report - PDF (5.2mb)
The highs and the lows - full report - RTF (235k)
- Rapid review of health evidence for the draft London
Spatial Development Strategy Background paper, May 2002
paper is a rapid review to provide a health evidence base that will
inform the development of the draft London Plan,
the Mayor's Spatial Development Strategy.
review of health evidence PDF
review of health evidence RTF
in London 2002 - review of the London Health Strategy high-level indicators
Prepared on behalf of the London Health Commission by the GLA in
partnership with the London Health Observatory, this report looks at what affects
Londoners' health and how. The report examines whether the factors affecting health
are changing, whether they affect everyone the same way and whether the changes
are the same for all parts of London and all groups in the population. It also
examines how health is measured in London.
in London 2002 PDF
Alcohol and Drugs in London
In formulating this report, the GLA
has engaged with a diverse range of agencies - academics, local authorities, Drug
Action Teams, the NHS, Police, Prison and Probation Services, the voluntary sector
and community groups - to determine how the GLA should tackle alcohol and drug
problems in London, and the priorities for action. The result of this collaboration
is 'Alcohol and Drugs in London', the Mayor's policy and action plan to reduce
the harm resulting from alcohol and drugs in the capital. This document describes
the impact of alcohol and drugs in London. It also sets out the main principles
underpinning the Mayor's policy of partnership working, harm reduction, and involving
affected communities. Finally it explains how the GLA will work in partnership
with other agencies, through the mechanism of the Greater London Alcohol and Drug
Alliance, to reduce alcohol and drug related harm across London, and make the
capital a healthier and safer place to be.
and Drugs in London PDF
and Drugs in London RTF.