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The Public Health Team works to improve the health and wellbeing of both the resident population of the City of London and more than 400,000 people working in the Square Mile.

Wellbeing is a positive physical, social and mental state, and more than just an absence of illness. When a person feels well, they are more likely to value their health and make positive decisions about the way they live.

Contact us

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

020 7332 3002
healthycity@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Or write to:

Public Health Team
City of London Corporation
North Wing, Guildhall
London
EC2P 2EJ

The Public Health team is administered by the Department of Community and Children's Services (DCCS).

Further information

Find out more about the department, including its goals and strategies, how it is governed, and the partnership organisations it works with.

Health and Wellbeing Board

​The City of London Health and Wellbeing Board aims to align the City's approach to the NHS Outcomes Framework, the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework and the Public Health Outcomes Framework through improving the integration of services, particularly between the NHS and local authority.

We want the City to be more than just a safe place. We would like to positively influence the health of everyone who lives and works in the City, enabling them to live healthily, preventing ill health developing, and promoting strong and empowered groups of individuals who are motivated to drive positive change within their communities and businesses.

We know what it takes for people to live healthily. Workers and residents can take their own steps to improve health, and we know that big improvements in health can result from the following:

  • Not smoking or breathing others' smoke.
  • Eating a healthy diet.
  • Being physically active.
  • Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight .
  • Moderating alcohol intake.
  • Preventing harmful levels of sun exposure.
  • Practicing safer sex.
  • Attending cancer screening.
  • Being safe on the roads.
  • Managing stress.

However, we also know that health and wellbeing is bigger than just asking individuals to take steps to improve their own health: we also need to ensure that no-one is disproportionately disadvantaged by their circumstances and environment, preventing them from living as healthily as they might like to.

If we are to improve the health of the whole community, rather than just those who find it easy to adopt healthy behaviours, we need to look at the broader context of people's lives: their income and education; their friends and social networks; where they live; the air they breathe; the beliefs they have about their own health and their ability to make changes; and the individual biological factors that may influence their health.

The Health and Wellbeing Board involves representation from the following partners:

Joint Health and Wellbeing strategy

​The Joint Health and Wellbeing strategy

The aim of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy (311KB) is to jointly agree what the greatest issues are for the local community based on evidence in Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs), what can be done to address them, and what outcomes we want to achieve.

We want this strategy to encourage services, organisations and individuals to work together to:

  • prevent where we can
  • intervene early when problems do develop
  • take steps to reduce the harms arising from behaviours or actions that we cannot prevent.

Our new Action Plan is currently under development and this will detail how we will improve health and wellbeing in the City of London.

The strategy sets out the Health and Wellbeing Board's commitment to improving the health of City residents, workers and rough sleeps. The priorities are:

  • Priority 1: Good mental health for all
  • Priority 2: A healthy urban environment
  • Priority 3: Effective health and social care integration
  • Priority 4: Children have the best start in life
  • Priority 5: Promoting healthy behaviours

Information for sexual health service providers

The City of London Corporation ensures that suitably qualified and CQC registered open access sexual health services are available to residents in the City.

We do this by negotiating terms and conditions for these services with local providers based within The City and across London, to provide the following:

Contraception

  • the giving of advice on contraception
  • the medical examination of persons seeking advice on contraception
  • the treatment of such persons and
  • the supply of contraceptive substances and appliances.

Treatment of sexually transmitted infections

  • preventing the spread of sexually transmitted infections
  • treating, testing and caring for people with such infections and
  • notifying sexual partners of people with such infections.

Due to the open access nature of sexual health services, residents may choose to use other providers who have not established terms and conditions with the City of London.

These out of area providers are not directly commissioned by the City and there is currently only an agreement for the cross charging for Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) services. 

Health providers - financial terms for the provision of GUM services to residents 

Download the financial terms for the provision of GUM services to residents for the period April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017, for those providers without a negotiated position. Please ensure you quote the correct prices according to the year in which care was provided otherwise your invoice will be rejected. Providers of GUM services who wish to submit invoices totalling more than £1,000 per annum must be registered as a supplier to the Council and all providers must fully comply with the terms and conditions.

Failure to comply with the financial terms and follow the payment process will lead to a rejection of an invoice. No alternative payment terms or mechanisms are available.

Please note: Hackney Council works on behalf of the City of London Corporation in relation to sexual health. Suppliers should contact the Hackney Council directly in relation to any queries.


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