PERFORMANCE: A report fom the London strategic health authority, revealed under the Freedom of Information Act, showed risks to sexual health and smoking programmes due to senior staff cuts.

A Delivery Group meeting in March reported: “With the disbanding of the London tobacco team there is a risk that proper handover arrangements are not fulfilled and therefore priorities may be sidelined.”

It added there was “potential disinvestment in the London Sexual Health Programme and NHSL management cuts resulting in the redundancy of senior public health programme manager will impact on the support available to localities to improve sexual health.”