Maternal Health

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 24th May 2022.

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Photo of Emma Best Emma Best Conservative

What are you doing to improve and promote better maternal health across London?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

One of the key aims of my Health Inequalities Strategy focuses on ensuring every London child has a healthy start in life’. Maternal health is supported through my Healthy Early Years London programme which reaches out to new and expectant mothers.

Through the London Recovery Programme and its ‘Healthy Place, Healthy Weight’ mission, I’m supporting the creation of healthier environments for London families, which includes support for breastfeeding. My Mental Health and Wellbeing mission also supports partners’ work on resilience-building for families and training for caregivers.

In addition, I funded a £70k expansion of Good Thinking to offer support for Londoners of all ages.

I meet regularly with London’s NHS leaders to champion and challenge them to provide high quality services for all Londoners including maternal health services. I am also aware of the Government’s recently launched Maternity Disparities Taskforce and will be following this work closely.