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On the State of the Public Health: Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2005

Health issues covered in this report include;

Progress on previous years' recommendations;

The need to reduce variation in the provision of specific health services to deliver effective treatment equitably;

Parallels between aviation safety and patient safety;

Early recognition of warning signs to prevent kernicterus;

Protecting public health budgets to sustain the health service;

And preparing for the next flu pandemic.

Also included is a regional focus on some local problems, trends and initiatives across England.

Presentations delivered by Sir Liam on the National Health Service, other Healthcare Services and Patient Safety

Consists of 46 powerpoint presentations, including notes, used by Sir Liam during speeches and presentations given during his time as Chief Medical Officer regarding National Health Service and other Healthcare Service topics, specifically regarding quality and clinical governance, and Patient Safety.

On the State of the Public Health: Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2006

Health issues covered in this report include;

Progress on previous years' recommendations;

The role of hand hygiene in controlling healthcare-associated infection;

Maximising opportunities for organ transplants;

Understanding and addrssing the risk in radiotherapy;

The need for renewed action on the high number of intrapartum-related deaths;

And fulfilling the potential of women in medicine.

Also included is a regional focus on some local problems, trends and initiatives across England.

Video Podcast of On the State of the Public Health: Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2006

Podcasts produced in conjunction with the publication of Sir Liam's 2006 Annual Report. Consists of 6 episodes covering chapters within the annual report.

Episode 1: On the State of the Public Health (introduction) 02:45

Episode 2: Healthcare Associated Infection; Strengthening the Public Hand 02:12

Episode 3: Organ Transplants - The Waiting Game 02:21

Episode 4: Radiotherapy; Hidden Dangers 02:14

Episode 5: Intrapartum related deaths; 500 missed opportunities 02:14

Episode 6: Women in Medicine; Opportunity Blocks 02:09

A Commitment to Quality, A Quest for Excellence: Statement on Behalf of the Government, the Medical Profession and the NHS

This report, led by Sir Liam as a statement on behalf of the Government, the medical profession and the NHS, set out a public commitment to high quality healthcare with an emphasis on safety and a framework to achieve it. This included clear standards and best practice implementation, greater clinical governance towards quality assurance and improvement in supported local services, patient collaboration and safety improvements and greater collaborative working.

On the State of the Public Health: Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2002

Health issues covered in this report include;

Progress on 2001 recommendations;

The dangers of second-hand smoke (including recommendations on banning smoking in public places);

A study on West Nile virus including the risk of it spreading to England and need for surveillance and contingency plans;

Curbing England's obesity epidemic;

Patient safety in intrathecal chemotherapy treatment;

And tackling poor clinical practice by providing support and dealing more effectively with problem doctors.

Also included is a regional focus on some local problems, trends and initiatives across England.

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