12:02PM, Thursday 24 October 2013
Spending averages £49 per head across England but the amount in the Royal Borough is the second lowest in the country at £22 per head.
The BMA has called on the Government to increase its investment in public health to ensure it is on a level playing field across the country.
Dr Stephen Watkins from the BMA’s public health medicine committee said: "Additional investment is required to deliver Government aspirations to improve health and to improve the health of the poorest fastest."
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The Royal Borough will ask Government to raise its status in the three-tier coronavirus alert system from Medium to High next week.