- 19 Jul 2005
Part of Donaldson (Sir Liam) Archive
Health issues covered in this report include;
Progress on previous years' recommendations;
The undermining of price increases of tobacco (to reduce consumption) through smuggling;
Greater action and consistent standards of care on chronic obstructive pulomnary airways disease (COPD);
The posibilities for improving health through influencing food purchasing and procurement policies of public bodies;
An increase in occurences of gastroschisis in babies;
And concern over slow compliance of patient safety alerts in the NHS.
Also included is a regional focus on some local problems, trends and initiatives across England.